From Tench Coxe
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, October 8, 1794. Requests “a remittance to John S. Dexter Esqr. Supervisor of Rd. Island, for the purpose of making a payment of eight thousand Dollars to Brown & Francis & others owners of the Furnace Hope,1 on account of a contract for supplying cannon for the Frigates and Fortifications.”
LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.