7 December 2015
JEFFERSON, Thomas. Document signed (“Th: Jefferson”), as Secretary of State, New York, 15 April 1790. 1 page, folio, matted and framed with engraved portrait of Jefferson.
ONE YEAR INTO THE NEW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, Jefferson certifies this Congressional Act to suspend part of an Act to regulate the Collection of the Duties imposed by Law on the Tonnage of Ships or Vessels, and on Goods, wares and merchandizes imported into the United States.” The law had obligated ships coming up the “Potowmac, to come to, and deposit manifests of their cargoes with the officers at Saint Mary’s and Yeocomico,” and it was that provision being suspended.
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