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From Alexander Hamilton to Tench Coxe, 2 July 1792

To Tench Coxe1

Treasury Department, July 2, 1792. “It appears to be requisite that the sum of one thousand Dollars, which was advanced by the Collector of New York2 to the late Supervisor,3 should be refunded by the present Supervisor,4 in order that it may be carried into the proper account.…”

LS, from a typescript furnished by Mr. Herman K. Crofoot, Moravia, New York.

1Coxe was commissioner of the revenue.

2John Lamb.

3William S. Smith, the son-in-law of John Adams, had resigned as supervisor of the revenue for the District of New York on March 1, 1792.

4Richard Morris, a former chief justice of New York, was appointed supervisor of the revenue for the District of New York on March 8, 1792. On May 24, 1792, Coxe had written to Morris that the one thousand dollars on account of revenue collection expenses was legally payable out of receipts of the collection and should be paid to the collector of customs (LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives).

For similar loans made by the collectors of customs to supervisors of the revenue in other states, see H to Otho H. Williams, December 5, 1791; H to Jeremiah Olney, February 4, 1792. See also Coxe to George Gale, July 26, 1792 (LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives); Coxe to George Clymer, July 5, 1792 (LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives).

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