Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 8 October 1794

From Tench Coxe1

T: D: R: O: October 8th 1794


I have the honor to enclose to you the eight following contracts.

1. Mathew Spillard for the supply of Rations at Philada. fm. 1st April 17942
2. John Tinsley for 5000 Cartridge Boxes3
3. Samuel Hughes of Maryland for Cannon.4
5. James Byers of Massachusts. for ten Brass Howitz.5
6. Paul Revere of Ditto for ten Ditto.6
7. John J. Feach & Co. of N. Jersey for Cannon Ball & Iron ballast7
8. Copy of an Agreemt. of commutation with G & J: Gilberts to furnish Artillery Coats dated July 28th 17948
9. Contract with Joel Gibbs of N. Jersey for 768 Artillery Hats9
And to be with great respect   Sir   your mo. Obt. Servant

T. Coxe C: R:

The Secy. of the Treasy.

LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.

1For background to this letter, see Henry Knox to H, March 29, April 21, 1794; Coxe to H, April 4, 1794.

2See Coxe to H, May 8, July 24, 1794.

3See Coxe to H, June 27, July 19, 1794.

5Byers was a resident of Springfield, Massachusetts. His contract with Coxe for casting “ten brass Eight Inch Howitzers” is dated July 23, 1794 (D, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 7380, National Archives). A draft of the contract between Coxe and Byers may be found in RG

58, Records of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.

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