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[ 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. ]
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...
I have just received your letter of the 27th of April. Yours of the 6th of the same month also came to hand in due time; though peculiar reasons prevented an earlier acknowledgment of it. The appointment of his assistant is, by the act establishing the treasury department, vested in the secretary himself. The conviction I have of your usefulness in that station, and my personal regard for you,...
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...
It is the intention of the President of the United States, verbally communicated to me that the salary [of the keeper of the Light House Cape Henry] shall be equal to the keeper of the light House on the Delaware. In communicating this you will explain that the first salary proceeded from mistake. I am with much Consideration  sir  Your Obed Servt [PS   Inclosed are the papers concerning the...
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...
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 .
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...
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, July 2, 1792. “It appears to be requisite that the sum of one thousand Dollars, which was advanced by the Collector of New York to the late Supervisor, should be refunded by the present Supervisor, in order that it may be carried into the proper account.…” LS , from a typescript furnished by Mr. Herman K. Crofoot, Moravia, New York. Coxe was commissioner of the revenue....
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 .
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,...
[ Philadelphia, January 2, 1793. On January 3, 1793, Coxe wrote to Hamilton : “In compliance with the direction in your letter of the 2d. instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ 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. ]
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...
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...
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...
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...
What regulations have been made by France since the commencement of the present Revolution including the Constituent Assembly with regard to the following articles— Flour, Tobacco Rice, Wood, Salted Fish, Fish Oil, Pot & Pearl Ash, Beef & Pork, Indigo, Live Animals What was the situation of these two Articles in France prior to the Revolution. Their situation in the West Indies ⟨is⟩ known....
[ 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.
[ 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...
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 .
[ Philadelphia ] June 16, 1794 . “Mr. Hamilton requests to see Mr. Coxe at Eleven this forenoon.” AL , RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.
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...
Mr. Hamilton will thank Mr. Coxe for the loan of Eighty Dollars for a day or two. AL , Tench Coxe Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. At the bottom of this note is written: “Recd. the above Eighty Drs. July 1. 1794.” Below that Coxe wrote: “The above is this day repaid to me. July 5th 1794.”
[ 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,...
[ Philadelphia, July 31, 1794. On August 5, 1794, Coxe acknowledged the receipt of Hamilton’s “letter of the 31st July relative to Mr. Wiats agency.” Letter not found. ] William Wiatt. See Coxe to H, July 30, 1794 .
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...
[ Philadelphia, August 1–15, 1794. ] “It will be proper to instruct Mr. Carrington to give facility to a legal decision in any case where it may be desired—taking care to secure an appeal in the last resort to the Supreme Court.” AL , RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives. This note appears on an envelope addressed to H and attached to an “Extract of a letter from the Supervisor...
Mr. Hamilton requests Mr. Coxe agreeably to the wish of the President to have the contents of the inclosed Letters published omitting and altering such things as disclose the Writers. Dunlaps Paper will be a good channel for this purpose. The sooner the better. AL , RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives. H did not date this letter. At the bottom of the letter Coxe wrote: “recd....
[ 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.
[ 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.
[ Philadelphia ] August 13, 1794 . “Mr. Hamilton requests Mr. Coxe to send him the letter from Coll Neville with the inclosures to complete his statement.” AL , RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives. H was apparently mistaken in his reference to “Coll Neville,” for the letter in question was undoubtedly that which General John Neville (rather than his son Colonel Presley...
Mr. Hamilton requests to see Mr Coxe this Morning at his House. AL , Tench Coxe Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
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...
[ Philadelphia, September 30, 1794. On October 1, 1794, Coxe wrote to Hamilton : “I received … your letter of the 30~ Ulo. relative to the forwarding of the militia supplies.” Letter not found. ]
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...
[ 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...
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, December 20, 1794. On December 22, 1794, Coxe wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your letter of the 20th. instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ 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. ]
[ Philadelphia, December 28, 1794. On December 30, 1794, Coxe wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your letter of the 28th inst.” Letter not found. ]
Treasury Department, December 29, 1794. “In answer to your letter of the 26 instant, I remark, that it is not clear the words ‘the thirtieth day of June next’ may not be understood as equivalent to the ‘ next thirtieth day of June’ which last would conform to the known intent of the Legislature. At least this is a point to be referred to the President. It will naturally come up when the new...
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...
[ 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 .
The Secretary of the Treasury requests the Commissioner of the Revenue to take measures with District Attorney for arresting proceedings against the stills which have been seized in the fourth survey of the District of Pensylvania till some definitive plans shall have been adopted. AL , RG 58, Records of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives. Survey No....
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...
Your letter of the 8th. instant, has been duly received. I am not fond on the mere suggestion of parties without a knowledge of the state of things between them & the principal to interpose advances—yet if Whelen & Miller as Agents for Mr. Elie Williams have sufficient knowledge of the facts to ask on his behalf & upon his responsibility the advance, it will be made to them. I am with...