Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 3 January 1793

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department
Revenue Office, January 3d. 1793.


In compliance with the direction in your letter of the 2d. instant,1 I have the honor to inform you that the following persons are employed in this office.

William Barton, principal Clerk at 800 Dollars per Annm.
John Mease Clerk at 400.
Peter Footman do. at 400
Ezekiel Forman do. at 400
Michael Gitts, Messenger & Office keeper  200
Dollars. 2200

The Establishment of this Office having been made at a stage of the last session,2 when there was not time to place the Clerks upon as good a footing as the legislature have been pleased to ordain in regard to the others, I take occasion to observe that at a convenient opportunity I could wish in Justice to the persons employed it may be submitted to Congress.

I have the honor to be with great respect   Sir, your most Obt. Servant

Tench Coxe,
Commissr. of the Revenue

The honble.
The Secretary of the Treasury.

LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.

1Letter not found.

2The office of commissioner of the revenue had been established on May 8, 1792. See Section 6 of “An Act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 280–81).

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