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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1789
|Alexander Hamilton to Sharp Delany on the establishment of the new revenue system
|2 October 1789
|Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)
|Correspondence; Government document
|"As in the first establishment of Revenue systems, imperfections and inconveniencies will naturally present themselves in practice, which could not have been foreseen in their formation; it is of the greatest moment, that the best information should be collected for the use of the Government as to the operation of those which may have been adopted... Though the complaints of the Merchants will not always be infallible indications of defects, yet they will always merit attention, and when they occur, I should be glad to be particularly informed of them...It has been very much apprehended that the number of Ports in several of the States would conduce to great evasions of the duties. It is my wish to be informed how far experience has justified this apprehension..."
|Economics Taxes or Taxation Merchants and Trade Finance
|Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804) Delany, Sharp (1739-1799)
|Banking & Economics; Creating a New Government
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859