Notes on Alexander Hamilton’s Tariff for Treaty with France
|10.||percent||on manuf. of flax, hemp, wool, cotton, silk,TJ bracketed previous two items and labeled with “7½.” furs, or mixtures of theseMS: “ths.”|
|gold, silver,TJ bracketed previous two words and labeled with “10. p.c.” copper, brass,TJ bracketed previous two words and labeled with “7½.” iron, steel, tin, pewterTJ bracketed previous two words and labeled with “7½.”|
|flour, salted beef, pork & fish, & oils|
|Except. bar iron, bar lead, nails, spikes, steel unwrought|
|cables, cordage, yarn, twine, & pack thread.|
|15.||do.TJ wrote “12½” in margin.||on Porcelain, glass, stone, earthen wares.TJ bracketed previous three words and labeled with “10. p.c.”|
|50.||do.TJ wrote “22. cts. gals. " ” in margin.||on Spirits distilled from fruits|
|25.||do.TJ wrote 20. cts. gals. " ” in margin.||on Wines|
|free.||in & out.||grains, peas & other vegetables,|
|pitch, tar, turpentine|
|indigo, pot & pearl ash|
|flax, hemp, cotton, silk, wool|
|free||out.||all raw materials.|
|5.||out||brown & clayed sugars.|
|gentis amicissimaeThat is, most favored nation. TJ interlined the term in place of “at discretion.”||all non enumerated articles.TJ here wrote, then erased by blotting, “on footing .”|
|reciprocal.||charges on vessels, cargoes, & merchts. not within scope of above articles|
|no bounties||on goods to be exported to country of other.|
|nor on it’s own ships, or things imported in them.|
|no prohibns||of any article of the other.|
|favors to others.||to be common. on same condn.|
no reduction of duty in favr. of other nations but r condns of this.
The above contains Hamilton’s tariffWord interlined in place of “ideas.” of the duties which cannot be receded from in treaty with France, spoken of in my private note of Mar. 11. 92.
MS (DLC); entirely in TJ’s hand.