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Collection Reference Number GLC09063
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1789 
Title Alexander Hamilton to Sharp Delany on the establishment of the new revenue system
Date 2 October 1789
Author Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Recipient Delany, Sharp  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description "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..."
Subjects Economics  Taxes or Taxation  Merchants and Trade  Finance  
People Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  Delany, Sharp (1739-1799)  
Theme Banking & Economics; Creating a New Government
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