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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...
I have the honor to inclose you a list of the Votes in the city and county of Philadelphia from which it appears that the antifederal people are not as much animated upon this occasion as their leaders, and that we have more than our real proportion of votes in the city, and much more in the County. The Boroughs are generally enlightened and federal, and vote largely in proportion in all...
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 recd. your letter acknowleging the rect. of the three papers in the Gazetteer. At the request of Mr. Wilson, Dr. Rush and another friend or two I added a 4th. paper, calculated to shew the general advantages & obviate some of the Objections to the System. It was desired by these Gentlemen for the purpose of inserting in one of several handbills, which it was proposed to circulate thro our...
Mr. T. Coxe will be very much obliged to Mr. Madison if he can inform him what is the estimated amount of the debt of the Citizens of Virginia to the British Merchants; and, if he knows it, of those of any other state. He understands the following to be the debt of So. Carolina. Principal due in 1775 £ 2,000,000. Interest from 1775 to 1791 (deducting the 7 years from 1776 to 1783) is 9 years...
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...
Tho I suppose that some recent arrivals in the ports at S.E. of Philadelphia will give you the conformation of the report of war between G Britain & France I do myself the honor to mention to you the foundation on which it rests here. A Philada. ship arrived yesterday from Lisbon, when the Captn. Saw in the hands of Mr John Balkely, our principal American house, a letter from Mr. Fenwick the...
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...
[…] 10 To abolish the drawbacks of the foreign or impost duty upon all manufactures from grain, upon butter, cheese, wet provisions, oil, whalebone, fish. (Quere, also the manufactures from wood). 11 To abolish the draw backs of the foreign or impost Duty upon all manufactures necessary in the building, equipping, or repairing of merchant Vessels and Ships of war (or at least certain of them)...
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...
ALS and LS : American Philosophical Society I take the liberty of troubling your Excellency with information of an accident which lately happened to some Bills of Exchange drawn by the Commissioner for the time being at the Court of Versailles. The fourth Bills of four sets were delivered to a gentleman in Philada. to be taken to Borden Town in order to procure a continuation of the set as it...
Mr. Coxe has the honor to inform Mr. Jefferson that Dutch Bills remain difficult to procure, and that English Bills can be obtained at 162½ ⅌ Ct. being a Discount of £4.3.4 Curry. upon the £100 Stg. Mr. Coxe continues to think it extremely hazardous to remit by bills on Holland. Indeed he takes the liberty to say he would by no means risque them. Mr. Jefferson will be able to procure such part...
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 &...
I have the honor to communicate to you the substance of a note, without his signature, which I received last Night from a person of considerable abilities , now in private life , in Paris. After expressing his expectations, that “an Envoy extraordinary is on the way to France.” he adds “ It would renew at once the happy former good understanding between the two Countries. His words are...
Your letter of the 5th. instant came to my hands yesterday afternoon, and the mail will depart in two hours. On the rect. of it, I went to the house of Mr ——s brother in law, where he lodges when here, but find he has not returned, and is supposed by his friends in this place to be yet in Washington. I suppose he may have gone from thence to Norfolk, Baltimore or Philada. where he has...
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...
Mr. Coxe has the honor to inclose to Mr. Jefferson one of the most striking productions he has ever read. The Author fled from the place in which it was written and has become an inhabitant of the U.S. Mr. Coxe has promised to return it carefully. He is very sorry to inform Mr. Jefferson that the Pragers are not drawing nor can he find any Bills on Holland. He had some communication with Mr....
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...
I have the honor to respectfully to represent to you, that the Governor of Pennsylvania has been pleased to commit to me, the Clerkship of one of the state courts. This Appointment renders it impracticable for me to finish the business of the old revenue service of the United States. The Mass of what remains relates to the secondary & subordinate officers, who have in most instances disputed...
I have the honor to inform you that I have been engaged thro this week in attempts to provide for you an house fit for the reception of your family but have not yet succeeded. Genl. Knox is also payeing attention to the matter & we shall certainly accommodate you, if in our power. He is of opinion that it will not be proper to refuse £300 per annum for Mrs. Keppelis house at the corner of Arch...
In the course of my reflexions on the subject on which I had the honor in my last letter respectfully to address you, it has occurred to me, that it is in my power to submit to you an unsought and decided evidence of public opinion in a republican circle. I beg leave to assure you, that the original letter to me, from which the inclosed is faithfully extracted is in my possession. It will...
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,...
I have received a letter from one of my brothers, who went thro Pittsburg to New Orleans in June last, which contains some information relative to public affairs. I therefore do myself the honor to enclose a copy that it may be of any confidential use that you may think proper, within the Government. My brother having a very considerable commercial establishment at New Orleans, and other parts...
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...