From Tench Coxe1
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 1, 1795. “I have this day received from Mr. Francis2 the enclosed papers contg. his estimates … in case it should be deemed expedient to make an Importation for the use of the war Department…. It is the Agent Mr. Francis’s opinion, that considerable Importations may be made to advantage from Great Britain & Ireland partly for Credit.”
LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.