Historic Documents & Official Publications (Database)

Documents, including PDF photo collections, reproductions and scans of drawings, illustrations, and images, from the archives of 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.

U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
2703 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20593-7031


U.S. Coast Guard Museum
Coast Guard Academy - Waesche Hall
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320-8100

Contacting us:  U.S.C.G. Historian's Office

Images & Photographs

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

VIRIN: CGD-200304-778-007.PDF
Photo by: USRCS, NARA
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