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Philadelphia, May 21, 1785. Request Hamilton to represent them and to provide information on lands in dispute between John and Tench Coxe and Robert Lettis Hooper and James Wilson. Request Hamilton to forward certain legal documents to the commissioners of the Land Office of New York. LS , in writing of John D. Coxe, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. John D. Coxe, a Pennsylvania lawyer,...
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...
As you mentioned your intention of reinvesting the proceeds of the late Sale in lands, I have thought the following Ideas might be worthy of Consideration. Mr. Church will have, as soon as the papers are completed, in my hands engagements equal in ready money to near 19000 Drs. if the Sale when adjusted includes all his share of the lands under Patterson’s & Stroud of which I have no...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, June 13, 1794. “In consequence of an application from Mr. Tench Francis I have the honor to request that a warrant may issue in his favor for twenty five thousand dollars.…” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives. See Coxe to H, April 16 , May 6 ,...
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...
I had the Honor this day to transmit to you a Contract with Mr. John McCauley for the Copper work &c of the Tybee Lighthouse for the purpose of procuring the presidents decision thereon. In addition to this there is a Former Contract with John McCauley for the Copper work of the Cape Fear Lighthouse not yet approved it was transmitted the 18th. of February. The appointment of the Keeper for...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, May 8, 1794. “I have the honor to request, that a warrant may be issued, in the name of Matthew Spillard, for (five) five hundred Dollars, as an advance to him, on a/count of his contracts for supplying Rations to the Troops of the United States at the Post of Philadelphia.” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the...
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, December 1, 1794. Requests “that a Warrant may be issued for two thousand Dollars in the name of Levi Holingsworth & Son, as Agents for Richd. Edwards, George Leonard, Levi Holingsworth & Paschall Holingsworth, on a/count of the contract for furnishing Kentledge & Iron Cannon ball.” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, October 15, 1794. “It is the opinion of the Secy at War that provisions in advance amounting to 37,000 Drs must be forthwith laid in by the contractors for 1795. I have the honor to request an advance to them (Messrs. Scott & Ernest) to that amount.… I have the honor to enclose a letter from the Secy. of War wh. having relation to advances of Provisions &...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 4, 1793. Discusses a “plan of repairs of the light House on Tybee Island at the Mouth of the Savannah River.” LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives. According to a notice in the [Philadelphia] National Gazette for December 5, 1792, “Savanna Light House on Tybee island took fire about a month since, when the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, June 4, 1794. States that “the business of live Oak and cedar is in a state of maturity for decision.” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives. Coxe was negotiating for the procurement of live oak and cedar timber to be used in the construction of...
Among the Cases, which have been brought before the Auditor of the Treasury and myself in consequence of the 7th. Section of “the Act making Alterations in the Treasury and War Department” is one in which the Secretary at War is the Claimant. In a conference with the Auditor it appeared to Us a matter of doubt whether the Case is within the meaning of the law, and I do myself the honor to make...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, September 18, 1794. “I have to request that a warrant may Issue in my favor for one Thousd. Dollars to make a payment to Samuel Wheeler the maker of the two Lanterns for Baldhead & Tybee Light houses. As Mr. Wheeler is under marching orders in the 1st City Troop tomorrow morning all possible dispatch is requested.” DfS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I,...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, July 3, 1794. Requests that a warrant for five hundred dollars be issued “in favor of John Mease as agent for T. Marshall … on a/count of Whiskey purchased for the … Military supply.” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives. Thomas Marshall.
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, April 8, 1794. “I have the honor to request of you a warrant for nine hundred Dollars intended to make a payment to the undertaker of the Iron work of the two Lighthouse Lanterns at Bald Head & Savannah.” LC , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives. The “undertaker” was Samuel Wheeler of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania ( D , RG 26, Lighthouse...
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...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 31, 1792. “The Superintendent of the Establishments on Delaware has occasion for about four hundred and fifteen Dollars to discharge all the balances falling due this day in that part of the public service. I have to ask the favor of a Warrant to him for that Sum.…” LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives....
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, November 10, 1792. Encloses “for the purpose of submission to the President, two contracts between the Superintendent of the light House at New London and Daniel Harris and Nathl. Richards.” Discusses the cost of the contract. States that he has sent a circular letter to the superintendents of the lighthouses “calculated to draw from them a report...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 11, 1794. Requests that “a Warrt. may issue in favor of Messrs. Gurney & Smith Naval Agents for the sum of five thousd. one hundred Dollars as a further paymt. on a/count.…” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives. For information...
Mr. Coxe has the honor to inform the Secy. of the Treasury that General Miller arrived from York yesterday afternoon. It appears probable he will be prevailed upon both to accept the office & ultimately to move to Philadelphia. In the course of the day, and after he shall have adjusted a preliminary Matter he is to call again. If no other Engagement interferes Mr. Coxe will be glad to see the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, March 27, 1794. “I have to request that a warrant may issue in favor of William Allibone Esquire superintendent of the Delaware Lighthouse establishment, for four hundred forty five Dollars; to enable him to discharge the accounts falling due in the quarter ending the 31st day of march instant.” LC , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives. On...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 28, 1793. Asks that a warrant for three hundred and ninety-two dollars be issued in favor of William Allibone to enable Allibone “to discharge the accounts falling due in the quarter ending the 31st December instant.” LC , RG 26, Light House Letters, Vol. 1, National Archives. Allibone was superintendent of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public...
I have the honor to enclose for the purpose of submission to the President another contract for the Stakeage of News River in lieu of that which was annulled on account of the unexplained increase of the consideration money 125 dolls by the Presidents disapprobation of the 26th of August last. This contract it will be perceived is for less than three fifths of that sum and it is above one...
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,...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, May 24, 1794. “I have the honor to communicate to you an offer to build a house for the keeper of the Light house on Plumb Island.… I have no particular grounds on which to form an opinion of the reasonableness of these proposals, except that Genl Lincoln has not expressed any opinion unfavorable to them.…” LC , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National...
Mr. Coxe has the pleasure to enclose the papers desired by the secretary of the Treasury. He is apprehensive that the copying and comparing all the papers he writes in pursuance of the Treasury Agency for the war department will be found impracticable, considering the other business of the Clerks. Mr. Coxe’s letter to Mr. White about Mr. Zane’s Iron works, had gone before the receipt of the...
I have the honor to in-close to you a letter of the 10th Instant this day received from the Supervisor of Virginia, in answer to a letter of the 23d. Ultimo from this Office. The intention of this communication is to place before you the tenor of any instructions to that officer on the subject of the 9th. Section of the Act of May 1792, concerning the duties on Spirits distilled in the United...
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, June 28, 1792. Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of “three contracts for Stakeage in the rivers and Bays of North Carolina from the port of Beaufort inclusively to the northern part of Albemarle sound.” LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, February 14, 1793. Encloses “a return from this Office, to enable you to make the report relative thereto required by the order of the Senate of the 7th day of May last.” LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives. Coxe was commissioner of the revenue. The Senate order reads as follows: “ Ordered , That the Secretary of the...
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...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, May 28, 1792. Encloses contract “for the digging and building of a well for the Use” of the Delaware lighthouse. Discusses “the causes of the extraordinary expence.” LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, October 21, 1794. “By desire of T. Francis Esqr. agent I have the honor to request that a warrant may be issued in his name for twenty five thousd. Dollars for the public service.” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives. Tench Francis.
[ Philadelphia, December 13, 1793. In an undated letter written sometime in 1797 to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Coxe reviewed his correspondence with Hamilton concerning the execution of the revenue laws in Pennsylvania. In the course of this letter Coxe wrote: “In my letter of the 13 Decr. 1793, I suggest numerous amendments of the Revenue laws for consideration, plainly or expressly to the end of a...
[ November 15, 1793. On November 19, 1793, Hamilton wrote to George Washington and enclosed “a letter from the Commissioner of the revenue of the 15 instant.” Letter not found. ]
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...
[ Philadelphia, February 4, 1793. In an undated letter written sometime in 1797 to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Coxe reviewed his correspondence with Hamilton concerning the execution of the revenue laws in Pennsylvania. In the course of the letter Coxe wrote: “My letter of the 4th. Feby. 1793 contains a sad exhibition of the disorders in the Service in Pennsa. The letter of Feb. 4. shews the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, August 9, 1794. Calls attention to his letters of May 24 , February 18 , March 11 , and April 19, 1794 , “which have been transmitted or communicated to you for the purpose of obtaining the Decision of the President.” LC , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives; LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the...
I observe that your report upon the public debt contains some intimations of an intention of establishing a national Bank, and I learn from other gentlemen at New York that something of the kind is proposed. I do not know any of the outlines of the plan but think it may be useful to lay before you the enclosed paper which was published here during the contest concerning our Bank. It was my...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, November 17, 1794. “The Contractors (Messrs Scott & Ernest) are desirous of receiving now … the additional advance of 12,000 Dols. which was to have been made on the 15th day of Decmr. next.…” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives. Alexander...
[ Philadelphia, April 25, 1794. On June 4, 1794, in a letter to George Washington, Hamilton referred to a letter from Tench Coxe “dated the 25 of April.” Letter not found. ]
I have this day received your letter concerning the additional compensations to the officers of the Revenue. The increase of the Emoluments by the extension of the rate of commissions and by the allowance of fees for documents are the prevailing ones in the letters of the Supervisors. You will remember that I requested the arrangement of this business prior to the Presidents departure for...
Mr. Coxe has the honor to inclose to Mr. Hamilton a general account of the payments, in Notes & money, of the sum of ten thousand dollars, except a balance of 206 40/100 Drs. for which Mr. Coxe will thank Mr. H. if he can send it to day. Mr. Coxe will at the same time deliver Mr. Hamiltons Note for 300 Drs. of the 11th. Jany. last and sign a minute upon the within paper declaring the whole to...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, June 30, 1794. “It is necessary that I receive some indication of the points to which you wish the attention of Col: Alexander White to be drawn when he shall set out from Winchester to examine the capacities of Mr. Zanes Estate to supply the remainder of the Iron Cannon.” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, November 28, 1792. Announces the death of the keeper of the Chesapeake lighthouse. Suggests that Lemuel Cornick would be a suitable replacement. LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives. William Lewis.
Agreeably to you[r] desire I have the honor to report to you in writing the substance of the conversations between Mr. Andrew G. Fraunces and myself, upon the occasion of his applying, through me, to the proper officers of this Department for the payment of certain warrants issued by the late Commissioners of the Treasury. About the End of July or the beginning of August last I was met in one...
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, 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...
Notes for discount are to be presented to the Bank of the U. S. on Mondays. There will be wanted 2500 Drs. to make up the Sum, which was noted for this week—and any part of the remaining sum of 3000 drs. proposed to be paid in April, which may be convenient. The third sum of 3500 Drs. will not be necessary, but in the course of August. That is the proportion, which was noted as to be paid by...