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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04749
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0097] October-December 1790 
Title Copy of statement of fact in the case of United States vs. George Tyler
Date 9 September 1790
Author Sewell, David (fl. 1790)  
Document Type Legal document; Government document
Content Description A copy of a statement concerning the United States v. George Tyler "made by the Judge [David Sewall] of the District and directed to be transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States." George Tyler had been fined four hundred dollars for transporting rum and sugar to Deer Island. It was suggested that there was reason to believe "that the acts of congress, respecting duties of Import and tonage were not at that period there known." This statement requests that "no execution on the Judgment" or "publication in the newspaper" occur "untill the determination of the Secretary should be obtained on the premises."
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Waldo Patent  Taxes or Taxation  Finance  Government and Civics  Commerce  Alcohol  Congress  Journalism  
People Sewell, David (fl. 1790)  
Place written Pownalborough, Maine
Theme Banking & Economics; Agriculture; Law
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859