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Appointment of Tench Coxe as Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury, [10 May 1790]

Appointment of Tench Coxe as
Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury

[New York, May 10, 1790]

To Tench Coxe, greeting:

Reposing especial trust and confidence in your integrity, diligence, and abilities, I, Alexander Hamilton, secretary of the treasury of the United States, in virtue of the power to me given, by the act entitled “An act to establish the treasury department,”1 do constitute and appoint you assistant to the said secretary: To hold and exercise the said office during the pleasure of the secretary of the treasury of the United States for the time being.2

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the seal of the treasury, the tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

Alexander Hamilton
Secretary of the Treasury

White, Samuel Slater description begins George S. White, Memoir of Samuel Slater, The Father of American Manufactures. Connected with a History of the Rise and Progress of the Cotton Manufacture in England and America (Philadelphia, 1836). description ends , 182; DS, Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

11 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 65–67 (September 2, 1789).

2A copy of Coxe’s oath of office, dated May 10, 1790, may be found in the Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

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