Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 30 January 179[5]

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 30 179[5].1 “I have sent herewith the complete drawings of a thirty two pound Battering cannon…. The contractors, Brown and Francis & Co.2 & Hughes & Co.3 have each a complete set.”

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

1This letter is mistakenly dated “1794.”

2This Providence, Rhode Island, firm was a part owner of the Furnace Hope. See Coxe to H, June 27, 30, second letter of August 9, October 8, 1794.

3Samuel Hughes operated the Cecil Iron Company at Havre de Grace, Maryland. See Coxe to H, June 27, third letter of June 30, October 8, 1794.

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