Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Tench Coxe, 27 January 1795

To Tench Coxe

Treasury Department
January 27th. 1795.


It is my opinion that the rule which has been adopted with regard to arrears of duty in the western survey of Pennsylvania may be extended to Kentucky.1

It ought to be the subject of a confidential communication to the Supervisor2—leaving him at liberty however to apply or limit the extent of the rule according to local circumstances and the past course of the business.

I am with great consideration   Sir,   Your Most Obedt. Servt.

A Hamilton

Tench Coxe Esquire
Commissioner of the Revenue

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

1The rule respecting the payment of arrears of the excise on whiskey is explained in H to Henry Miller, November 17, 1794.

2Thomas Marshall.

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