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To Thomas Jefferson from Tench Coxe, 5 March 1791

From Tench Coxe

March 5th. 1791

Mr. Coxe has the honor to enclose to Mr. Jefferson some notes upon navigation marked [A] which he prepared at the request of the Chairman on the Navigation Committee. That subject being now refer’d to Mr. Jefferson by the house of representatives Mr. Coxe takes the liberty of depositing these papers with him in the hope that they may be of some use. Mr. C. also has the honor to enclose a little pamphlet of his written about four years ago on American commerce and another on American Manufactures, which, tho not a part of the subject, has a near relation to it.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ: “Navigation.” Not recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) Coxe’s MS on navigation, printed below. (2) An enquiry into the principles on which a commercial system for the United States of America should be founded. (3) An address to an assembly of the friends of American manufactures. These two pamphlets by Coxe, both printed in Philadelphia in 1787, had long since been sent to TJ by John Browne Cutting (Cutting to TJ, 11 July 1788, note; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–1959, 5 vols. description ends Nos. 3622–3).

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