From Tench Coxe
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 30, 1795. “I observe you are of opinion that no Act of the President can give concurrent Jurisdiction to officers of different districts &ca.1 I had entertained the hope that the 1st. Section (lines 11 & 12) of the act of the 5th of June 1794, would have enabled him to annex the River to each district, Survey and division, which the public service might require.2 If you should be of that opinion on considering the section you will be pleased to inform me.”
LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1794–1795, National Archives.
2. Section 1 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 378–81) reads in part: “That in order to facilitate and secure the collection of the revenue on distilled spirits, and stills, in such states as have been, or hereafter may be erected, and in the territories northwest, and south of the river Ohio, the President of the United States shall be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to form and erect such new districts and surveys, and to make such alterations in, and additions to the several districts, and in and to the several surveys thereof, as from time to time shall appear, in his judgment, expedient and necessary….”