Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 14 February 1793

From Tench Coxe1

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, February 14, 1793. Encloses “a return from this Office, to enable you to make the report relative thereto required by the order of the Senate of the 7th day of May last.”2

LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.

1Coxe was commissioner of the revenue.

2The Senate order reads as follows: “Ordered, That the Secretary of the Treasury do lay before the Senate, at the next session of Congress, a statement of the salaries, fees, and emoluments, for one year, ending the first day of October next, to be stated quarterly, of every person holding any civil office or employment under the United States, (except the judges,) together with the actual disbursements and expenses in the discharge of their respective offices and employments for the same period; and that he do report the name of every person who shall neglect or refuse to give satisfactory information touching his office or employment, or the emoluments or disbursements thereof” (Annals of Congress description begins The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature (Washington, 1834–1849). description ends , III, 138).

For the report, see “Report on the Salaries, Fees, and Emoluments of Persons Holding Civil Office Under the United States,” February 27, 1793.

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