Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Tench Coxe, 9 December 1794

To Tench Coxe

Treasury Department Decemr 9.


It is now a considerable time since provision was made by law for additional compensation to the Officers of Inspection;1 so that I become desirous that the proper statements in order to a revision and readjustment of the compensations of those Officers should be laid before the President without further delay.

I take it for granted you must before this have received those communications from the Supervisors,2 upon the desire and expectation of which the business was originally suspended, and that every thing is now mature for the completion of the arrangement.

with consideration   I am Sir   Your obedient Servant

A Hamilton

Tench Coxe Esquire
Commissioner of the Revenue

LS, RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.

1H is referring to Section 13 of “An Act making further provision for securing and collecting the Duties on foreign and domestic distilled Spirits, Stills, Wines and Teas” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 380 [June 5, 1794]). For this section, see Coxe to H, July 15, 1794, note 4.

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