To George Washington
Treasy. Depart. Sep: 29. 1794
I have the honor to transmit you two communications from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 24 & 251 instant, and to submit my opinion, that it is adviseable to ratify all the contracts to which they refer except that last mentioned with Green Parker.2
With perfect respect &c
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Tench Coxe’s first letter to H of September 25, 1794, has not been found.
2. A copy of the following memorandum by Tench Coxe may be found in RG 26, Lighthouse Deeds and Contracts, National Archives:
“Amount of the Different Contracts made with Nathan Keais Superintendent of the Stakeage &c &c. North of the District of Wilmington in the State of North Carolina for the year ending the 31st December 1795 as follows.
Swashes, Royal Shoal, Wallaces channel, Teaches hole, upper roads, all the Shoals in Pamplico Sound that has heretofore been Staked, to John Wallace principal John Bragg Security for two hundred and forty four Dollars (225
Core Sound including old topsail inlet to the town of Beaufort, the same principal & security as above for sixty nine Dollars (69
Neuse River, John Bragg principal, security Robt Wallace for ninety two Dollars (92
Croeton Shoals. Albemarle sound and the Marshes to Robert Wallace principal & J Bragg Security for one hundred forty five Dollars (132
Pamplico River, Pringo river & all the Navigable creeks to the Town of Washington, to Green Parker principal & Wm McDaniel Security, for one hundred Dollars. (60
The above is the original note of the Contracts referred to in my Letter of the 25 Septbr. 94 to the Secy. of the Treasury. The sum in crotchets are the terms of the last year.
Tench Coxe C:R
Treasy. Departmt. Septbr. 29. 1794.
except as to the Last