Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 30 April 1794

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, April 30, 1794. “I have the honor to enclose for submission to the President a contract in the form of a bill of parcels for a temporary supply of oil for the use of the L: House at Sandy Hook. It is lower than the price in this City, and as low as the New York market admitted of. The attempts I have sometime made to secure a years supply by a large contract have not yet succeeded owing to the apprehensions of an interruption by War of the Whaling Voyages.…”

LC, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives.

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