Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 13 October 1794

From Tench Coxe1

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, October 13, 1794. Requests “that the sum of five thousd. dolls. be transmitted to Jacob Sheafe Esqr. Naval Agent at Portsmouth N. Hamp. the same being retained to this time on a/count of the late change of the Naval agency at that place.”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 Henry Knox to H, April 21, June 25, third letter of July 9, 1794.

2Sheafe became naval agent at Portsmouth after John Langdon had declined the appointment. See Knox to H, third letter of July 9, 1794.

On October 14, 1794, Warrant No. 4154 for five thousand dollars was issued to Sheafe (D, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 6866, National Archives).

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