When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few.

On August 4, 1790, President Washington signed the “Tariff Act,” a bill that had been written and sponsored by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. The bill authorized the construction of ten cutters to be used in the enforcement of tariff laws and to combat smuggling. This maritime force, originally part of the Commerce Department but now Homeland Security, is now known as the US Coast Guard.


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Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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