From Tench Coxe1
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, October 30, 1794. “… Messrs. Billington & Bryan2 the contractors for the Army clothing for 1795 have requested an advance of ten or fifteen thousd. Dolls. … The Contractors for the provisions for the Western Army for 17953 are desirous to receive the sum of 12.000 Drs.… as soon as possible.…”
LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.