From Tench Coxe1
Philada. May 15 1797
Mr. Robert Wescott who recd the title of the Land sold Messrs. Whelen Miller & Co. has reconveyed to me 36½ tracts thereof & I have replaced with them 3200 Drs. being the difference between their retained half of 73 tracts, and what they had paid. It proves the wisest measure for Whelen & Millers Notes are under Protest at all the Banks, and they have seperated. They have sold some parcels of 1800 Acres & 3600 Acres to some English Emigrants, who are going to improve. The above 36½ tracts are in the undivided moiety of 73, which they held immediately before and measures must be taken to divide them so that you can have Mr Church’s 17¾ tracts, when desired.
I am Sir Your most obedient Servant
Alexr Hamilton Esq.
Atty. of J B. Church Esq.
Copy, RG 21, Records of the United States Circuit Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Equity Records, Case Files, 1790–1911, National Archives.
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.
For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to Coxe to H, February 13, 1795. See also Coxe to H, February 17–18, 22, May 10, August 4, 1795, May 31, November 12, 1796; H to Joseph Anthony, March 11, 1795; Anthony to H, May 16, 1795.