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From Alexander Hamilton to Tench Coxe, [12 July 1794]

To Tench Coxe

[Philadelphia, July 12, 1794.] “The Commissioner of the Revenue will carefully examine these Instructions and note for me any Alterations or additions which may appear to him proper. The Limits of the two departments in these respects not being accurately marked, a spirit of accommodation is requisite.”1

Copy, RG 58, Records of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.

1The following sentence precedes this letter: “Notes endorsed on a Letter (of the 9th. of July 1794) from the Secretary at War to the Secretary of the Treasury.” See Henry Knox to H, first letter of July 9, 1794.

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