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Reposing especial trust and confidence in your integrity, diligence, and abilities, I, Alexander Hamilton, secretary of the treasury of the United States, in virtue of the power to me given, by the act entitled “An act to establish the treasury department,” do constitute and appoint you assistant to the said secretary: To hold and exercise the said office during the pleasure of the secretary...
[ Philadelphia ] June 16, 1794 . “Mr. Hamilton requests to see Mr. Coxe at Eleven this forenoon.” AL , RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.
Treasury Department, June 23, 1792. Encloses “the contract between the Superintendent of the Delaware Light House and Abraham Hargis.” LS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Hamilton, National Archives. See Coxe to H, May 28, 1792 ; H to George Washington, June 19, 1792 ; H to Tobias Lear, June 22, 1792 ; and Lear to H, June 22, 1792 .
Be so good as to inquire of General Irvine the character of Mr. O Hara as a man of business and Integrity and qualifications as for a Quarter Master. If any one else occurs to you I will thank you to mention him. I have thought much of the affair & of characters supposed to be attainable; I am at a loss to satisfy myself. Yrs. Send Bowman. I wish also for Mr. Meyer. What was the state of Stock...
[ Philadelphia, December 24, 1794. On December 25–27, 1794, Coxe wrote to Hamilton : “I have Just received your letter of the 24th istant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, December 25, 1794. On December 26, 1794, Coxe wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 25th. inst: relative to anchors.” Letter not found. ]
The President is of opinion that it will be adviseable to close the purchase & to extend it to a years supply taking due precaution as to preservation &c. ALS , RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Hamilton, National Archives. This letter is attached to “A Note of a contract for two parcels of oil for the use of the light Houses of the United States, made by Thomas Randall of New York with...
[ Philadelphia, January 3, 1795. On January 3, 1795, Coxe wrote to William Lindsay: “I have this day received from the Secretary of the Treasury a note….” Letter not found. ] LC , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives. Lindsay was collector of customs at Norfolk, Virginia. For information concerning this letter, see Coxe to H, fifth letter of December 26, 1794 .
I request your attention to the enclosed Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 2 instant, requiring certain Returns relative to the Revenue, to be furnished to Congress on the first monday in January next. I am Sir   Your obedt Servt LS , RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives. The House resolution reads as follows: “ Resolved , That the Secretary of the Treasury...
If I understand the statements rightly the money paid by the Collector of Baltimore namely 30000 Dollars is still an advance; but as nothing more is now asked, and as it is presumeable the expences of the expedition and supplies to the end of the year will exceed the sum advanced all is well. I have only conjecture as to what will be the situation of the troops after the termination of the...
[ Philadelphia, January 10, 1793. On January 12, 1793, Coxe wrote to Hamilton : “Agreeably to your Note of the 10th instant, I have the honor to inclose to you a draught of an Act.” Letter not found. ]
It is my desire that you proceed immediately in the plan of purchasing, for the account of the United States, Spirits lawfully distilled in the western Surveys of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and in Kentucky, in the manner which was directed upon the last occasion. A fund of Ten Thousand Dollars in addition to the former sum of ten thousand Dollars may be applied to the purchases at proper...
I mentioned one or two things yesterday, which were urgent. One was the papers for the enquiry. You will see by the enclosed, that they are to go to the house of representatives. Will you be so good as to have a letter prepared this morning. I stay at home to-day, to look over petitions. Let the warrants, &c., be sent me. Yours, affectionately. George S. White, Memoir of Samuel Slater, the...
[ 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.” Copy, RG 58, Records of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, General Records, 1791–1803,...
Treasury Department, April 19, 1794. “I transmit you a letter from Governor Mifflin to The President of yesterday’s date with the extracts mentioned in it. After due examination & reflection you will make me a full & particular report on the subject.” ALS , RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives. See Bartholomew Dandridge to H, April 19, 1794 .
I am anxious to be informed how our affair now stands with Messrs. Wheelen & Co. & that it be brought to an issue. How stands also the question depending before the board of the land Office? Yr. Obed ser ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to...
Sundry papers were sent to you to day by Judge Wilson to get the hand writing proved. Did you get them? Has the needful been done? Have they been returned? Pray be in Town tomorrow Morning at seven oClock. Yrs ALS , Tench Coxe Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Coxe wrote on the back of this letter that he had received it on August 1, 1794. The “Sundry papers” which...
Your obliging favours of the 30th of November, and 16th instant, with the communications accompanying them, have been duly received. Accept my best acknowledgments for the attention you have paid to my request; and believe that I mean not a mere compliment, when I say that your compliance with it has procured me much useful information, and many valuable observations. I have not leisure to add...
[ Philadelphia ] August 10, 1794 . “Mr. Hamilton wishes to see Mr. Coxe at his house tomorrow Morning as early as may be not exceeding 9 oClock.” AL , RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.
I send you 800 Dollars in Bank bills & my note for 1500 to be presented to the Bank. You may either send it yourself or I will as you think best. Yrs. ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to Coxe to H, February 13, 1795 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett,...
[ Philadelphia ] August 12, 1794 . “Mr. Hamilton requests Mr Coxe to call at his house as soon as he comes in this Morning.” AL , RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.
After mature reflection upon the communications handed you by the Supervisor of this District, from the Inspector of Survey No 4, I am of opinion, that it is adviseable for the Supervisor immediately to repair in person to that Survey. The Objects of his journey will be— I   To ascertain the real state of the Survey in its several subdivisions. II   To inquire carefully concerning the persons,...
Some days since I received your letter in which you mention to me that Mr. Wheelen pursuant to what he said to me, was himself willing and would endeavour to prevail upon the other parties concerned with him to permit Mr Church’s proportion of the land sold to be withdrawn by lot. In carrying this idea into execution, I presume it is well understood that the drawing must be confined to the...
I beg the favour of you to let me know what if any thing has been settled with Messrs. Wheelen & Miller or whereabouts that affair is. I expect with certain[ty] Mr. Church early in the spring, and should be grieved to have to inform him of an unsettled state of this business. I am   Sir   Yr. very hum. servant ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of...
The President having approved of the contract between the Superintendent of the Delaware Light House &ca. and Thomas Davis and Thomas Connaroe, for erecting a pier in the River Delaware, the papers relating to that object are herewith returned, in order that the business may be proceeded upon. I am, with great consideration,   Sir,   Your Obedt Servant LS , Connecticut College Library, New...
I send you some letters to be copied also the draft of instructions to Commanders of Revenue Cutters to be considered &c. The preparation of the other letters concerning Cutters ought to be a primary object. As Registers cannot pursuant to the Registering Act be furnished to them will it not be proper they should have some Treasury paper as equivalent to it? If it will a Survey ought to be...
Treasury Department, June 30, 1792. Returns “contracts for the stakeage of certain waters in North Carolina” which have received the President’s approbation. LS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Hamilton, National Archives. See H to George Washington, June 28, 1792 .
Treasury Department, January 20, 1795. “Your letter of the 18th instant with its inclosures has been duly received. If Mr. Fauchet will certify upon the inventory of the Articles with the Bill of Lading annexed thereto, that they are for the Legation and were Shipped for its use—instruction will be given to forbear demanding the duties. It is to be observed that Mr. De la Forest as Consul has...
Treasury Department, July 11, 1792. Returns “Contract between the Superintendant of the Delaware Lighthouse and Benjamin Rice … which the President has approved.” LS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Hamilton, National Archives. See H to George Washington, July 8, 1792 , and Tobias Lear to H, July 10, 1792 .
My whole supply of Cash having been exhausted in the advance on account of Mr. Church—if you can spare it for some days I will thank you for 300 dollars of the proceeds of the Note by way of loan till I can make some further arrangements. Yrs Are not some of the British West Indies open to our vessels at this time? Which of them ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the...
I am engaged at home to day. If any thing requires my attention at the Office will you send it to me. Mr. Horsefield takes a family dinner with me at three OClock. Can you be of the party. Yrs. ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Joseph Horsfield of Northampton County was a delegate to the Pennsylvania Ratifying...
Pursuant to the 6th Section of the Act making alterations in the Treasury & War Departments, I have concluded to commit to you the general Superintendence of the Light Houses and other establishments relating to the security of Navigation according to the powers vested in me by law. Information will be given accordingly to the respective Superintendents who will be instructed to correspond in...
Above is a Check for five hundred Dollars. Tomorrow I will make an arrangement for 1000 more. I did not receive your Note till this moment Quarter past two. Yrs. ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to Coxe to H, February 13, 1795 ( PAH Harold C....
[ Philadelphia ] December 6, 1794 . “Mr. Hamilton requests Mr. Coxe to state to him how far the supplies procured & expected to be procured from measures already taken are adequate to the requisitions from the War Department for Gun Powder including Salt Petre as the Ingredient.” LC , RG 58, Records of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, “Special Cases,” Army, 1793–1865, National Archives. Coxe...
[ Philadelphia ] April 3, 1794 . “Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr Coxe, and would be glad to see Mr Coxe some time between the hours of 4 & 5 this afternoon.” Copy, RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.
Inclosed is a letter, which came under cover to General Knox, and which he sent to me as probably intended for me—on opening it, it appears to be your’s & I send it accordingly. Yrs ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
I have received your two letters of the 13th & 28 instant. I think my conduct must have proved to you that it has not been my intention to impute to you blame for any delays or deficiencies, which may have existed or which may exist in the execution of those portions of the business of the Department which are confided to you. I have resolved them into the natural effects of an extensive and...
Mr. Hamilton requests to see Mr Coxe this Morning at his House. AL , Tench Coxe Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
It is my opinion that the rule which has been adopted with regard to arrears of duty in the western survey of Pennsylvania may be extended to Kentucky. It ought to be the subject of a confidential communication to the Supervisor —leaving him at liberty however to apply or limit the extent of the rule according to local circumstances and the past course of the business. I am with great...
As the Army will shortly be on the return from this Country, it is necessary to make an arrangement for the Supply. Mr Eli Williams will provide for the Virginia troops to Winchester, The Maryland troops to Williampsort, The Pensylvania Troops to Lancaster, The New Jersey troops to Trenton. The Quartermaster General will do the Same in his department. A provision remains to be made to furnish...
It is now a considerable time since provision was made by law for additional compensation to the Officers of Inspection; so that I become desirous that the proper statements in order to a revision and readjustment of the compensations of those Officers should be laid before the President without further delay. I take it for granted you must before this have received those communications from...
[ Philadelphia, April 4, 1794. On December 27, 1794, Coxe wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your letter of the 4th of April committing to me with certain reservations & restrictions the business of the Treasury for the War Department … reserving the money matters to yourself.” Letter not found. ] Section 5 of “An Act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments” provided “that all...
[ New York, October 26, 1789. On November 30, 1789, Coxe wrote to Hamilton : “by way of answer to the queries I had the honour to receive from you, the 26th of last month.” Letter not found. ]
You will find in the Closet blank warrants signed by me as follow Upon the Treasurer 45 Upon Collectors 22 of Transfer 226 Yrs. sincerely ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. The date has been taken from Coxe’s endorsement, which reads: “A. Hamilton. July 13 1791. or 2.” A note in Coxe’s handwriting at the foot of the...
I send you copy of a letter from the Attorney General of the 17 instant. I agree in opinion with that officer, that it is adviseable to cause two suits to be brought one in the circuit Court another in the State Court. The one in the Circuit Court ought to be Debt for the tax exclusive of the penalty and it ought to be in a sum of two thousand Dollars for an equivalent number of Carriages....
These papers are not perfected—there are blanks not filled . The sums are not added up & the former expence is not brought forward with the additional latitude so as to shew a general result. Mr. Hamilton requests Mr. Coxe to have them immediately completed. He will call at Mr Coxe’s office at two to confer. AL , RG 58, Records of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, General Records, 1791–1803,...
Mr. Hamilton will with pleasure dine with Mr. Coxe tomorrow—and he will see him at his own house at any time before three to day or early tomorrow morning unless Mr. Cox will come & dine to day with Mr. H four oClock where he will find Doctor Priestly & a small party & the business can be talked of in the Evening. AL , Tench Coxe Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. H...
[ Philadelphia ] June 28, 1794 . “The Secretary of the Treasury presents his Compliments to The Commissioner of the Revenue to request that he will get the within Commission filled and completed with the name of Henry Miller of York Town agreeably to an eventual arrangement made with the President for that purpose.” AL , RG 58, General Records, 1791–1893, National Archives. See H to George...
I am to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letters of the 20th. of December & 24th. instant. You will be pleased to prepare an Act to be submitted to the President for comprehending the River Ohio in the District of Ohio as far as it now borders upon it and for comprehending it in the Second Survey as proposed. No act of the President can give concurrent jurisdiction to Officers of different...
Mr. Hamilton requests Mr. Coxe to examine the Draft herewith sent—to make the parts which are taken from Mr. Coxe’s report such as the examination he was to make shall render correct—to note whether the inquiry of Mr. Dallas ought to make any alteration in what is said about prosecutions for offences in the last paragraph but one—& to ascertain whether Col Nevill has any scruples about what is...