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Ports for Disbursing Whiskey for the Use of the Army

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
Document Information
Date January 9, 1795
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: Treasury Department
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary)
Summary Hamilton notes that the custom has been to receive whiskey at the ports of Pittsburgh, Whelen, and Fort Washington and suggests that, since there are no places more convenient, the practice should be reinstated at the port of Whelen.
Document Format Autograph Draft Letter
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Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering; Alexander Hamilton; Commissioner of the Revenue; ;
Related Places Treasury Department; ports; Pittsburgh; Whelen; Fort Washington; ;
Keywords copy of a letter; whiskey; use of the Army; ;
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Secretary at War
Treasury Department January 9th, 1795
I have the honor to transmit to you, a copy of a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue to me, on the subject of whiskey to be purchased for the use of the Army in the present year I have therefore
It has been the custom heretofore, to receive the whiskey at the Ports of Pittsburg, Whelen and Fort Washington - and as there are no places so convenient for the purpose, I would suggest the policy of reinstating the Port of Whelen - other reasons of no less moment might be urged in support of this measure.
I have therefore to request that you will give the necessary directions for receiving & dispensing of the whiskey at those places, and that when you have made your arrangement you will be pleased to communicate the result of it to me.
I am with great consideration
Your Most Obedt. Servt.
The Secretary at War