Historic Documents

Documents, including copies, reproductions and scans of documents, reports, articles, publications, etc., detailing the U.S. Coast Guard and its five predecessor agencies: the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service from the Coast Guard Archives and Special Collections, Coast Guard, and National Archives.

NOTE: Documents provided are in the public domain.

1791 - Alexander Hamilton's Circular Letter to Revenue Cutter Officers

A circular letter to the officers of the Revenue Cutters from Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton outlining his thoughts on the duties, actions and responsibilities of those officers to their fellow countryman. An important document in our history. Digital copy provided by NARA which holds an original

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