Treasury Department Circular
Sept 13 1792
By an Order of the Senate of the United States, dated 7th of May past,1 of which a copy is enclosed, it is required of the Secretary of the Treasury to lay before them at their next session a statement of the salaries, fees & emoluments, for one year ending the first of Octo next to be stated quarterly of every person holding any civil office or employment under the United States (except the Judges) and of the actual disbursements & expences in the discharge of their respective Offices & employments for the same period.
To enable me to comply with the requisition of the Senate I have to request that you will furnish me with an account embracing the objects, and stated in the manner & for the period before mentioned as it regards your office as soon after the first of Octo next as can be conveniently done.
I am Sir With Consideration Your Ob Servt
LS, to William Rawle, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; LS, to Henry Sewall, Maine Historical Society, Portland.
1. This was the same order that was enclosed in “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” August 31, 1792.