From Tench Coxe1
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, October 15, 1794. The clothing contractors for the Service of 17952 have requested of me to procure them an advance of 15 or 20,000 Dols.… I wish part of that sum to be advanced to them as may be convenient. The articles they are to supply will amount to about 120, 000 Drs. in all.”
LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.
2. Coxe’s contract with Thomas Billington and Guy Bryan, merchant tailors in Philadelphia, for clothing for the Army for 1795 is dated October 15, 1794 (D, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 7529, National Archives).