1 page, 4to, 260 x 200 mm. (9¾ x 7¾ in.), integral address leaf, lightly browned, mat burn at extreme edges, minor fold separations, paper brittle. THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY REFUSES TO ALLOW A REFUND. Secretary Hamilton emphatically settles a question of a refund of import duties: "I cannot but consider the application of the Agent of W Gernon for a refund of the foreign Duties and Tonnage, which were charged by you upon different entries of the Brigantine Lydia, as an extraordinary demand. The remission goes clearly no farther than to the forfeiture of the vessel, and you are not warranted to make the refund which is claimed..."" /> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Letter signed ("Alex.Hamilton," with a large flourish) as Secretary of the Treasury, to Sharp Delany, Collector of the Port of Philadelphia, "Treasury Department," 13 July 1792. <I>1 page, 4to, 260 x 200 mm. (9¾ x 7¾ in.), integral address leaf, lightly browned, mat burn at extreme edges, minor fold separations, paper brittle</I>. THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY REFUSES TO ALLOW A REFUND. Secretary Hamilton emphatically settles a question of a refund of import duties: "I cannot but consider the application of the Agent of W Gernon for a refund of the foreign Duties and Tonnage, which were charged by you upon different entries of the Brigantine Lydia, as an extraordinary demand. The remission goes clearly no farther than to the forfeiture of the vessel, and you are not warranted to make the refund which is claimed..." | Christie's