From Tench Coxe
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, November 19, 1792. “I have the honor to inclose to you a statement of the substance of the two Acts of the President of the United States of the 4th. of August and 29th of October last relative to the compensations and expences in the Business of the Revenue, together with the estimates E and A refered to therein.1 Also a draught of a communication from the President to the Legislature, applicable to the present occasion, and similar to that of the last year.”2
LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.
1. For background to this letter, see George Washington to H, October 1, 1792; H to Washington, September 22, first letter of October 31, 1792; Coxe to H, first letter of July 25, September 12–18, October 20, 1792.
2. Coxe is referring to Washington’s letter of November 1, 1791, to Congress transmitting the arrangements made under “An Act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon Distilled Spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon Spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 199–214 [March 3, 1791]). See H to the Senate and the House of Representatives, October 31, 1791.