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    Alexander Hamilton Document Signed "A. Hamilton" as secretary of the treasury. One page, 7.75" x 9.25", February 6, 1792, [Washington, D.C.]. The document, a Treasury Department circular, contains four directives: (1) requiring customs offices to submit to the treasury an accounting of public property in each jurisdiction; (2) for customs officers to seize the registry of the Brig Lydia of Washington, North Carolina; (3) requiring customs officers to refuse credit to importers that have defaulted on bonds; and, announcing that "the 9th Section of the Collection Law may be hereafter enforced." Attractively matted and framed with a colored engraving of Hamilton, 25" x 21" (overall). Even toning and slight weakness at the folds, else fine. Strong signature.

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