Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Henry Jackson, 14 August 1794

To Henry Jackson1

[Philadelphia] August 14, 1794. “A Warrant has this day issued in your favor on the Treasurer of the United States for five Thousand Dollars, which he has been directed to pay, by remitting to you a draught for a Similar amount on the Office of Discount and Deposit at Boston. This money being on account of the Frigate, intended to be built at Boston, you will receive the necessary information with respect to the application thereof from the Commissioner of the Revenue.”2 Letter not found.]

LS, sold at American Art Association, March 12, 1920, Lot 382.

1Jackson was naval agent at Boston.

For information concerning the naval armament, see Henry Knox to H, April 21, 1794. See also Knox to H, second letter of June 25, July 14, 1794; Tench Coxe to H, August 2, 12, 1794.

2On August 15, 1794, Coxe wrote to Jackson: “Your favor of the 9. instant is duly received. On the 2d inst. the Secy. of the Treasury was requested to place in the hands of each of the naval agents, the sum of five thousand dollars for present purposes. It is presumed you will have received that sum before this reaches you. When farther sums are likely to become necessary in the course of this business, You will be pleased to make a requisition to that purpose” (LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives).

Text taken from extract in dealer’s catalogue.

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