From Tench Coxe
Revenue Office, December 15th. 1792.
I have the honor to inclose to you a letter received a last Evening from the Supervisor of Pennsylvania,1 upon a subject extremely painful in a public and private view. On my expressing to him some time ago my wishes that the returns from that district might be brought forward he observed, that he was apprehensive Mr. Collins would not prove a very regular official Man;2 and he very lately informed me that he feared he should have difficulty with him in regard to the revenue received. The latter you will remember I mentioned to you, and I have great pain in finding the Supervisors apprehension realized.
When it shall suit your convenience I will attend you upon this unpleasant business.
I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most Obedt. Servt.
Commissr. of the Revenue.
The Secretary of the Treasury.
LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.
1. The letter from George Clymer has not been found.
2. James Collins, inspector of Survey No. 2 in Pennsylvania.