To Henry Knox1
Treasury Department, December 23, 1794. “I send you a letter this moment received from the Commissioner of the Revenue, dated yesterday2 which contains the answer to your letter founded upon the order of the House of Representatives relative to the measures which have been adopted concerning the naval armament.”
Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of War, Third Congress, National Archives.
1. Knox enclosed this letter in his report to the House of Representatives on December 29, 1794 (ASP description begins American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). description ends , Naval Affairs, I, 6–17).