Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 26 December 1794

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 26, 1794. “It is with extreme concern that I enclose to you a letter of a very improper tenor indeed, from Messr. Nicholas Hoffman & Co.1 at New York, to Tench Francis2 Esqr. dated on the 22d instant, and this day received by me from the hands of Mr. Francis.…”

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

1Coxe, who was responsible for procuring military, naval, and Indian supplies, had hired Nicholas Hoffman and Company to obtain goods for the Indians. See Coxe to H, June 23, 1794.

2Francis was the agent for purchasing War Department supplies.

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