Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Tench Coxe, 17 May 1793

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department Revenue office May 17th. 1793.


I have the honor to transmit you a note of all the Sea letters received by me, and of the Disposition thereof. A communication of similar import has been made to the Secretary of the Treasury that he may know for how many the Collectors of the Customs are to be held responsible. With great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most Obedient Servant

Tench Coxe
Commissioner of the Revenue

    Sea letters, considered as received; Seventy seven. (including seven transmitted thro the Messenger of the Department of State to the Collector of Philadelphia on or about the 30th. of April 1793 } 77
Transmitted to the Collector of Boston 11
    Ditto of New York 13
    Ditto of Philada. (including the above seven), 37
    Ditto of Baltimore  9
    Ditto of Alexandria  7 77

RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Coxe; below signature: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 May 1793 and so recorded in SJL.

The Communication of similar import to Alexander Hamilton has not been found.

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