Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 8 May 1794

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, May 8, 1794. “I have the honor to request, that a warrant may be issued, in the name of Matthew Spillard,1 for (five) five hundred Dollars, as an advance to him, on a/count of his contracts for supplying Rations to the Troops of the United States at the Post of Philadelphia.”2

LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.

1For background to this letter, see H to Coxe, April 4, 1794.

2On May 9, 1794, Coxe wrote to Spillard: “I agree to your proposals, for supplying the Recruits with provisions from 1st day of April last to the first day of December ensuing at Philadelphia at 12 Cents per ration” (LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives). On May 15, 1794, a warrant for five hundred dollars was issued to Spillard (D, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 5702, National Archives).

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