Treasury Department Circular
to the Collectors of the Customs
May 13th. 1790
The second moiety of one years pensio⟨n⟩ will be payable to the Invalids1 on the fifth day of June next: The sum to be paid in your State is estimated to be Eight thousand two hundr⟨ed⟩ and fifty three dollars,2 which you will retain in your hands out of the Monies received by you for duties on Imports and Tonnage and pay the same upon such evidences as the Secretary at War shall direct, agreeably to my former instruct⟨i⟩ons of the 30th. of January last. The drafts from the Treasury shall in the mean time be regulated as to leave a sufficient sum in your hands to answer the intended purpose: such however as may be drawn are by all means to be paid.
I am Sir Your Obedt. servant
Secy of the Treasy
LS, to Sharp Delany, Collector of Customs at Philadelphia, Circulars, 1789–1809, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia; LS, to Jedediah Huntington, MS Division, New York Public Library; LS, to Otho H. Williams, Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, Circulars, 1789–1816, Office of the Secretary, United States Treasury Department; copy, to Otho H. Williams, Circulars of the Office of the Secretary, “Set T,” National Archives; copy, United States Finance Miscellany, Treasury Circulars, Library of Congress; LS, to Benjamin Lincoln, Cornell University Library.
1. See “An Act providing for the payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 95 [September 29, 1789]); and H to Jedediah Huntington, January 30, 1790.
2. This figure was, of course, different in each of the letters to the various collectors.