From Tench Coxe1
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, May 6, 1794. “I have the honor to request that there may be issued to Tench Francis Esquire a warrant for six thousand Dollars; that sum being stated by Mr. Francis to be immediately necessary to carry on the works for the defence of the Port of Philadelphia.”
LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.
1. For background to this letter, see Henry Knox to H, March 29, 1794; “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” April 3-June 4, 1794; H to Coxe, April 4, 1794; Coxe to H, April 16, 1794, note 2.