Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 16 January 1795

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 16, 1795. “I have this moment sent over to your office, a requisition of Col. Nevill1 for Three thousand dollars. As Mr McNair,2 for whom the money is wanted, leaves Philadelphia to day, it will be particularly desirable that a warrant for it may be got thro’ with expedition. It being the first money that Col. Nevill has received, there can be no doubt, I presume, of its propriety.”

LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1794–1795, National Archives.

1On November 18, 1794, H had appointed Presley Neville “Agent for procuring supplies in the Western Country.” The “first object” of Neville’s agency was the purchase of whiskey. See H to Neville, November 18, 1794.

2Dunning McNair of Pittsburgh commanded the Second Regiment of Allegheny County militia during the Whiskey Insurrection.

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