Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 26 December 1794

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 26, 1794. “A considerable impediment to the arrangement of compensations1 adjusted on Thursday night has just occurred. The 13th Section of the law of the 5th June2 has been inadvertently caused to refer to the 30th day of June 1795 (‘next’) by the postponement of the consummation of the Act from the preceding month until the commencement of the month of June 1794.”

LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1794–1795, National Archives.

1For background to this letter, see Coxe to H, July 15, 1794, notes 4 and 5, December 13, 1794; H to Coxe, December 9, 1794.

2Coxe is referring to “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 378–81). For Section 13 of this act, see Coxe to H, July 15, 1794, note 4.

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