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.
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).