Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Alexander 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.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 448

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $615,551