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I wrote yesterday to Mr. Church, & now trouble you with this from a presumption that he is yet absent. My letter gives some information, which as it regards his Pennsa. property, it may be well for you to see immediately. I therefore recommend your attention opening my letter to him. I have just recd. Mr. Church’s of the 19th. & yours of the 23d or 25th. In regard to the division of the tracts...
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...
Owing to the absence of Mr Whelen the matter with his concern was not settled till just before my late illness. I am now just getting out. The Pattersons take back their balance, about 10,000 Ds in their Lands and we take a moiety of the remainder. Out of these Mr Church will have to the amount of his remaining 17¾ tracts, taking none but what have been ours, and by a fair draughting Lot. I...
Mr. Whelen informed me that he would call upon me soon to fix some preliminaries about the arbitration. I soon expect him but have not yet seen him on the subject. I have not heard of any improvement condition in regard to the lands of Aliens in Pennsylvania, and am satisfied there can be none to effect Mr. Church’s purchases with me. It would be an expostfact to provision—in equitable & void....
Mr. Whelen & I do not understand that he had made a proposition to you to let Mr. Church take back what remains in their Hands of Mr. Church’s original interest in the lands sold him & Company. You will find on a revision of my Letter of the 17th. inst. that it does not convey that Idea and you will perceive on reflection that it could not. The matter stood thus. When you were here at the...
[ Philadelphia, May 17, 1796. On May 31, 1796, Coxe wrote to Hamilton and referred to “my Letter of the 17th. inst.” Letter not found. ] 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 Secertary Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury from 1790 until the abolition of that office in...
I mentioned to you that the Board of Property had decided in favor of Ball & Smiths Warrants, but I presume it has escaped your Memory. After this six months are given by our laws for an appeal to the courts of Law. I hoped that this would elaps—but about the last day the process was served. I have apprized my council, in the former stage, of the present situation of the matter & due care will...
I have transmitted to Walter Rutherford Esqr. for two years intt. on my bond to J. B. Church Esqr. the sum of Six hundred Dollars which will be delivered to you or any gentleman in your office who will exhibit to him my Bond with a receipt for that sum thereon. I have been in the woods as I believe I informed you upon the Business of Ball & Smith’s contract. The advantages in favor of the...
I have been prevented from answering your last letter partly by a journey into the woods, which I have since risqued in person to secure justice in laying the warrants under Ball & Smith, and partly by the difficulties arising with Messrs. Wheelen, Miller & Co. they had from me certain counter Notes for the Greater part of the Notes furnished by them, which I do assure you I was not able to...
Since I wrote you last I have recd. a reconveyance for eleven tracts of the land formerly Church & Coxe’s & sold to Wheelen Miller & Co—taken out by lot or draught. The deed was made to Mr. Church in consequence of our law being repeated, which gives foreigners a right to hold lands in Pennsa. & before your letter about Mr. Anthony appeared. If it be not agreeable to have the title so the deed...
[ Philadelphia, February 25, 1795. At the bottom of an account which Coxe enclosed in his letter to Hamilton on February 17–18, 1795, Coxe wrote : “(see letter or Note to Mr. Hamilton of Feby 25. 1795) with copy hereof.” Letter not found. ]
Messrs. Wheelen & Miller & Co. not having sent me the papers relative to the part of Patterson’s & Co’s. concern on Friday I walked up to your House with the inclosed Bond, which was all that remained for me to do alone in the land concerns or the Business of the Loan to me. I regretted to find you were gone. I had a wish to pay my last respects to Mrs. H—— and Mrs. Coxe called within an hour...
Mr. T. Coxe presents his Comps. to Mr. Hamilton and incloses to him the account of the purchase of Lands from Pattersons & Co, and the account of the purchase in the Case of Ruston, Coxe & Co from Jackson, Steedman & Co. This last is that which was made to cover the disappointment in the Event of an unfavorable final issue in the Case of Ball & Smith. Mr. Coxe also adds a general Note of the...
Mr. Coxe presents his comps. to Col. Hamilton with a Statement of the Account for Lands in the case of Church, Coxe & Steedman —and in the Case of Church, Coxe, Ball, Smith &ca . The others are drawing out. These being ready are sent to give time for inspection. He has repeated his request for an Adjustment before monday in a letter to Wheelen Miller & Co. Copy, Tench Coxe Papers, Historical...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 30, 1795. “I perceive, that Mr. Biscoe mentions in the extract of his letter returned to me this day, that he had enclosed his commission to the President. If the answer be sent which you desire, then the commission should go back to him.” LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1794–1795, National Archives. George Biscoe was collector of...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 30, 1795. “I observe you are of opinion that no Act of the President can give concurrent Jurisdiction to officers of different districts &ca. I had entertained the hope that the 1st. Section (lines 11 & 12) of the act of the 5th of June 1794, would have enabled him to annex the River to each district, Survey and division, which the public service...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 30 179 [ 5 ]. “I have sent herewith the complete drawings of a thirty two pound Battering cannon…. The contractors, Brown and Francis & Co. & Hughes & Co. have each a complete set.” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives. This letter is...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 29, 1795. “Agreeably to what was done for the supply of 1794 it appears to be expedient to authorize the Supervisor of the Revenue in Kentucky to draw on Philadelphia for such sum, not exceeding four thousand dollars, as he may find necessary, in preference to drawing upon the Supervisor of Virginia….” LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue,...
Mr Coxe presents his compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury and reminds him of the Subject of the Delaware piers, in lieu of those destroyed, as a harbour, by the building of Fortifications. Also of the Superintendence of the Light House at Cape Fear. He wishes to be informed whether the contract for Segwin Light House is to be proceeded in . Also of the Presidents determination in...
The appointment of an Attorney of the United States for Kentucky has been anxiously desired by the Supervisor. The determination of the question raised in one of my late letters to you —whether the River Ohio can be subjected by an Act of the President to the concurrent Jurisdiction of the Supervisors of the Virginia and Ohio Districts, as also to that of the Inspectors and Collectors of the...
It was not my view in my communication of the 8th concerning Messrs. Downings application, to desire any thing to be paid to Messrs Wheelen & Co or to them, as in relation to their business with or for Mr. Elie Williams. I had engaged Messrs. Downings to supply the Philada. & Chester Divisions of the Pennsylvania militia by a letter written to them in consequence of yours, desiring me to make...
New York, January 19, 1795. “Your Letter of the 15th. Inst. met me last Saturday at this place on my return from Poughkeepsie. The offer of the Office of Commissioner of Loans by the President of the United States demands my warmest acknowledgments & meets my ⟨accept⟩ance provided the appointment can be deferred untill the 27th. Inst. To you Sir I will detail my reasons for wishing the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 19, 1795. Encloses “a draft for Six hundred Dollars Issued from the Treasury in favor of Jedidiah Huntington Esquire which he has returned as not necessary for the purposes for which it was intended.” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National...
A doubt has been suggested by the Supervisor of Kentucky, whether the carriage tax for the first year is exigible and collectible in that district, under the circumstances following which are extracted from his letter. “These (the new Revenue laws) came to me as Inspector of the 7th Survey in the district of Virginia, and the necessary preliminary measures were taken on my part for carrying...
I find from Col: Presley Nevill, that his father (Inspector Nevill) has just informed him that he is prepared to pay at sight, 6 to 7000 Dollars for Revenue received in the 4th Survey, and the further sum of 3000 Dollars at ten days sight. It will follow that any payments which the contractors may have to receive can be conveniently furnished to that amount by the Supervisors Bills. I am,  ...
The letter herein inclosed from Mr Dayton appears to require a degree of consideration from the executive Department of the Government. It was delivered to me yesterday by Collector Burr. It seems as if it had never been sealed. The date is at Philadelphia in the Session of Congress. The subject was not mentioned to me at any time to the best of my recollection and belief. Mr Burr says, the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 18, 1795. “It appears necessary that order should be taken upon the subject of gauging wines paying duty ad valorem. It is understood, that they are not gauged to establish the sum of duty , but it is necessary that they should be gauged to enable the inspectors of the Revenue to mark and certify the quantity . The expence of gauging and authority...
I enclose to you some papers relative to a parcel of Goods, which have arrived at Boston under my Name & directed to me. It seems Mr. de la forest before he left directed some Articles to be shipt under cover of my Name without my Knowledge, but really for Mr. Fauchett, & himself. Mr. Delaforest wishes for an order to receive the goods at Boston free of duty alledging them to be for the Use of...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 16, 1795. “I have this moment sent over to your office, a requisition of Col. Nevill for Three thousand dollars. As Mr McNair, for whom the money is wanted, leaves Philadelphia to day, it will be particularly desirable that a warrant for it may be got thro’ with expedition. It being the first money that Col. Nevill has received, there can be no...
It may be useful in the case of the suit for the carriage tax in Virginia, that the Attorney General be apprized, that by the laws of Virginia, the magistrates, singly, have exclusive Jurisdiction in all cases wherein the sum does not amount to six Dollars. The Carriage tax on some classes, is only one Dollar. The suit however may be brought for the tax upon a Coach or a Chariot, which are Ten...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 10, 1795. “… a payment of about fifteen hundred Dollars is desired by Mr. Samuel Richards of Philadelphia upon his contract for Iron carriage wheels….” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives. On January 12, 1795, Warrant No. 4440 for...
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. Williams 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,...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 7, 1795. “… the House of Whelen & Miller propose to set a part a specimen of Salt Petre for the Standard, above or below which they are content to vary the price of 12 50/100 Dolls. It is called rough Salt Petre, and is 10 ⅌ Ct. below the requisite degree of refinement.” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the...
[ Philadelphia ] January 5, 1795 . Requests “an early opportunity of confering … upon the rough draught of an Act for the President relative to compensations, which he finished yesterday.” LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1794–1795, National Archives. For background to this letter, see Coxe to H, July 15, 1794, notes 4 and 5 , December 13 , 26 , 30, 1794 ; H to Coxe, December 9 ,
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 3, 1795. “Messrs. Willing & Francis this day ask for the payment on account of their agreement for Salt Petre, of which I have promised to inform you. It is dollars & was to be paid on the 1st January, if demanded. You will very much oblige me by procuring the Presidents determination in regard to the keeper of Baldhead Light House. It has become...
I have this moment received your letter af the 29th Ulo. relative to the transfer back to your office of the business under the 5th Section of the act of the 8th day of May 1792 making alterations in the Treasury & War Departments. I have verbally apprized Mr. Francis of the part of the letter which relates to him and shall write to him also. I shall likewise apprize the agents throughout the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 1, 1795. “I have this day received from Mr. Francis the enclosed papers contg. his estimates … in case it should be deemed expedient to make an Importation for the use of the war Department…. It is the Agent Mr. Francis’s opinion, that considerable Importations may be made to advantage from Great Britain & Ireland partly for Credit.” LC , RG 75,...
Mr Coxe presents his complts. to the Secy. of the Treasy. & requests that he will be pleased to take the necessary measures for the reception of the whiskey (to be purchased for 1795) at the deposite posts of Fort Washington & Pittsburg, and wherever besides the public service may be deemed to require it to be received. A Letter this day received from Kentuckey expresses a wish that this may...
I trust that the first reason suggested, in your letter of the 28th inst. is that which has occasioned the letter it returned to me. It appeared indispensable that you should see it, as Mr. Francis found himself impelled to shew it to me, & requested advice. Messr. N: H: & Co. have had two or three Agencies for the purchase of Objects of no great size, which have been terminated. They were...
I shall apply myself to the draughting the plan of Revenue for the President as fast as possible. In the mean time such is the press of Business that to prepare it in a form, which may not eventually be adopted, will be to be regreted. I therefore request the favor of your obtaining the sense of the President upon the point. As the Revenue or Excise has been a topic of public feeling, as the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 29, 1794. “I beg the favor of a payment as usual on account, to the Superintendent of the Delaware Light House, & the establishments for the Shipping to the amount of three hundred & eighty five Dollars. It is to enable him to discharge, the accounts which will become due on or before the 31st instant.” LC , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I,...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 29, 1794. “I enclose copy of a letter from Wm Pennock Esqr. Naval Agent at Norfolk Virginia with an estimate of money wanted to the amount of 7450 Drs exclusive of the freight of Timber from Georgia.…” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National...
I finished yesterday my letter relative to the Arrangements for procuring the timber from Geora. having commenced the same on Christmas day in Consequence of the receipt of your letter of that date. This last communication (which it will require two days to copy) and that made under the date of the 22d. inst. concerning the naval armament in consequence of the order of the House of...
I have Just received your letter of the 24th instant with the papers from the President of the U: S: and the letter of the Secretary at War contained in the same enclosure. It is proper for me to remind You that the arrangement which was made for procuring the timber for the Frigates, was the result of our United Judgments founded upon enquiry & consideration, that the appointments of the...
I enclose to you, a letter to me from Tench Francis Esqr. this moment received, as the explanation of his application of yesterday for Cash. You will observe he now requires 35,000 Dols. You will perceive that it would be necessary to my expressing an opinion, 1st That a statement of the business between the Treasy. & the Agent has been furnished with your letter of the 4th of April committing...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 26, 1794. “I have received your letter of the 25th. inst: relative to anchors. You will find my letter of the 25th June, the highest supposed prices &c. of the anchors, and in mine of the 8th. inst. you will find the particular anchors yet wanted.…” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 26, 1794. “It is with extreme concern that I enclose to you a letter of a very improper tenor indeed, from Messr. Nicholas Hoffman & Co. at New York, to Tench Francis Esqr. dated on the 22d instant, and this day received by me from the hands of Mr. Francis.…” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 26, 1794. “Enclosed is a copy of a letter from T: Francis Esqr: of this date, concerning advances for Fort Mifflin &ca. You will be pleased to cause such order to be taken on it as the necessity of the case shall appear to require.” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 26, 1794. “A considerable impediment to the arrangement of compensations adjusted on Thursday night has just occurred. The 13th Section of the law of the 5th June has been inadvertently caused to refer to the 30th day of June 1795 (‘next’) by the postponement of the consummation of the Act from the preceding month until the commencement of the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 26, 1794. “The Superintendent of the Virginia Lt. House (col William Lyndsay) has reported the Death of the late keeper Captain Goffigan. He has placed in that Station Mr. Henry James a native of the place, an old Seafaring Man, whom he thinks every way calculated for a keeper. No other person offers for the service.…” LC , RG 26, Lighthouse...