From Tench Coxe1
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, April 16, 1794. “… Who are the persons in the several states who have been authorized by you to direct or superintend the business of Military contracts, purchases &ca. and who are the persons in the same to whom Agencies similar to that of Mr. Francis2 have been heretofore committed?”
LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.
2. On April 17, 1794, Knox wrote to Governor Thomas Mifflin of Pennsylvania that “Tench Francis has been appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury to procure the materials and labor for the fortifications which are to be erected for the defence of the city of Philadelphia” (LS, Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg). For information on the fortifications, see Knox to H, March 29, 1794.