From Tench Coxe1
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, October 24, 1794. “I had the honor to request of you on the 8 October a remittance of 8000 to Col. J. S. Dexter, for Brown & Francis of Providence & wrote them it would be made. They inform me, that only 5400 Drs. have been received. This little difference has arisen from that being the sum first talked of.… I should be very glad if it should prove convenient to remit for them 4600 Drs. making in all 10,000 Dols. I have also to request a paymt of 250 Drs. to Joel Gibbs for Artillerists hats delivered by him.”2
LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.