Hamilton labored under no illusions about resistance to the whiskey tax and was prepared to equip a small army of inspectors with stiff enforcement powers. In his Report on Public Credit, he had outlined sweeping powers for such inspectors, including allowing them to enter homes and warehouses at any hour to seize hidden spirits. Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton (p. 344). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

— Hamilton and drug wars  

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