Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 17 December 1794

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 17, 1794. “I shall be glad of your opinion whether I shall direct the purchase of canvas1 (other than which is to be home made) at such prices as considering certainty, may be as advantageous as contracts resting on future importation.”

LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.

1For information concerning the naval armament for which this purchase was to be made, see Henry Knox to H, April 21, 1794.

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