LS signed "A. Hamilton," one page both sides, 7.75 x 9, April 14, 1791. Circular letter, in full: "The House of Representatives having been pleased to direct me to examine and report upon the amendments of the several Officers of the Customs I find it necessary to enable me to form a satisfactory judgment upon the Subject, that I be furnished with an accurate account, as much as possible in detail of all the monies received in the four quarters of the year 1790 by every Officer of the Customs, who conceives himself to be insufficiently compensated. You will therefore if you think it proper to have your case taken into consideration, transmit me such an account, and you will exhibit in detail likewise in the same paper the expenses of every kind which you have actually paid during the same year. The sooner this information is received, the more early I can enter upon the formation of a report. Should you think proper to make any observations they will be acceptable. For greater clearness I wish the letter enclosing the above account to be confined to the Subject." In very good condition, with edge toning, a chip to the top edge, splitting to the hinge and vertical fold (which also has a light stain), and old mounting remnants on the blank adjoining leaf.
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