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To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 8 January 1795

From Tench Coxe

T: D: R: O: Jany 8 1795


Messrs Richard & Hunt Downing have rendered to me the enclosed minute of their supplies at Downingston to the Pennsylvania Division of the Militia Army on their return. As the quantity is small & Mess. Downings were employed by Mr. Williams1 to supply the Troops on the march westward, it appears expedient, to wrap up the whole in a settlement thro’ Mr. Williams. If you should approve that Idea, you will be pleased to direct a payment of about three hundred Dollars to be made to Messr. Wheelen & Miller2 who I understand are Agents for A. Williams to be by them paid to Messr. Downings in part of the Rations supplied on the outward & homeward March. This will of course be over & above any sum which Messr. Wheelen & Miller may have applied for, with a view to their transactions under Mr. Williams Orders.

With great respect I am Sir,   Your mo: Obedt Servant

T. Coxe C. R.

The Secy of the Treasy.

LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.

1Elie Williams had been appointed agent for provisioning the militia army. See H to Williams, September 12, 1794. See also H to Coxe, November 8, 1794.

2Israel Whelen and Joseph I. Miller. See Coxe to H, December 9, 1794, January 7, 1795.

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