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Collection Reference Number GLC08993.01
From Archive Folder Collection of two documents related to Dycas's Hydrometer 
Title Alexander Hamilton to Custom Officers discussing dice's hydrometer
Date 18 December 1790
Author Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discussing Dycas's Hydrometer, a device to be used for assessing the proof of alcohol and spirits for taxation. The Hydrometer is enclosed, as well as instructions on its use. Discusses the use of the Hydrometer, the reasons for its necessity, and the use of a simpler device as a substitute. Circular letter sent to numerous customs officers.
Subjects American Statesmen  Commerce  Taxes or Taxation  Alcohol  Science and Technology  Government and Civics  Merchants and Trade  
People Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Science, Technology, Invention; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859