To John Miller, Junior1
Treasury Department, March 29, 1792. “I am desirous to avail the United States of your knowledge of the various species of Merchandize … for the Infantry and Cavalry of the United States, which are to be furnished, by contract, by Messrs Charles Young and Thomas Billington.…”2
Copy, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 3269, National Archives.
1. Miller was a Philadelphia merchant.
2. Young and Billington were Philadelphia tailors.
On June 6, 1792, Tench Coxe wrote to Miller: “The Secretary of the Treasury has intmiated to me his wish that you would take an early occasion to Inspect all the Woolen Cloth now in the hands of the Contractors, and not made up. He understands that they have recently procured a considerable supply. You will be pleased to let me hear from you as soon as you shall have gone the Examination of these Cloths” (LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives).
Miller submitted a bill for his services on November 1, 1792, on which H wrote:
“The service was performed by my direction and upon a stipulation of four Dollars for each day of employment as per my Letter. A Hamilton” (ADS, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 3269, National Archives).