From Tench Coxe1
[Philadelphia, May 17, 1796. On May 31, 1796, Coxe wrote to Hamilton and referred to “my Letter of the 17th. inst.” Letter not found.]
1. Coxe, who had been first a Loyalist and then a Patriot during the American Revolution, was a member of the Continental Congress in 1787 and 1788, Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury from 1790 until the abolition of that office in 1792, and commissioner of the revenue from 1792 until his dismissal by President John Adams in December, 1797.