DescriptionAlexander Hamilton Treasury Department Circular Signed "A. Hamilton." This 8" x 10" printed one page letter, with integral address leaf, is dated November 11, 1791. It is signed towards the center of the page near the right edge in bold dark ink. The Treasury Department letterhead is visible on the first page, and marks the time that Alexander Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury. The letter reads in part, "A case, which has been represented to me, renders it necessary to intimate to the Collectors of the Customs that I do not conceive the allowance for damage, provided in the collection law, can be made to importers, unless such damage shall be certified by the appraisers, appointed as the act directs, 'to have taken place during the voyage.'"
The letter is good condition with only a few minor tears to the left edge; it also has the expected fold lines. However, the writing is bold and dark, and the signature is visible and clear. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.
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