From Henry Knox
War Department, July  1794. “I have the honor to transmit you a letter this day received from the naval agents in Philadelphia1 for a supply of money. I concieve it would be proper immediately to place in the hands of each agent2 the sum of five thousand dollars for them to be accountable.”
LC, RG 45, Letters Sent Concerning Naval Matters, National Archives.
1. Francis Gurney and Daniel Smith.