To George Washington1
Treasury Department Dec. 23d. ’94.
I have the honor of transmitting to you an account between the Collector of New York, and the United States, which has been adjusted at the Treasury, and a balance of Dolls. 1533. ⁸⁹⁄₁₀₀. stated to be due to the said Collector.2
As all claims of a similar nature with the foregoing have been hitherto paid out of the Fund destined to defray the Contingent Charges of Government, I have deemed adviseable to ask your permission, to discharge the said sum of Dolls. 1533 ⁸⁹⁄₁₀₀ out of the twenty thousand dollars appropriated for these purposes, at the last session of Congress.3
With the most perfect respect &c.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
2. Lamb’s account with the United States may be found in RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 6074, National Archives.