Thomas Jefferson Papers

Estimate of State Department Expenses, 7 December 1793

Estimate of State Department Expenses

Estimate of the Expenses of the Department of State, at Home; for one year, commencing 1st. January 1793.

The Secretary of State’s salary 3,500
One Chief Clerk’s      do.   800
3 Clerk’s-(an additional one will probably be requisite) say } 2,000
Clerk for foreign Languages’ salary   250
Office keeper and messenger’s do.   250 6,800
Stationary of all kinds   240
Firewood   200
Office rent   266,67
newspapers from the different States abt. 20 @ 4 dollrs.    80.
Gazettes from, and Gazettes sent to Am. Ministers abroad    25.
Laws of the 1 Session of the 3d. Congress, to be published in 5 newspapers. at about 100 dollrs. each }   500
Printing an edition of the Same, to be distributed according to law }   700
For Binding    50 2,061.67
  Deficiencies in the appropriation of the present year
for Extra Clerks employed preparing documents laid & to be laid before Congress say }   600
For an index to the Laws of the 2d. Congress   200   800

Department of State
    Decr. 7. 1793.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); in the hand of George Taylor, Jr., signed by TJ; with “1793” added by Taylor in ink in heading and dateline. Recorded in SJPL.

This document was compiled for Alexander Hamilton’s use in preparing a report submitted to the House of Representatives on 23 Dec. 1793 concerning the federal government’s revenue estimates for 1794 (Syrett, Hamilton, description begins Harold C. Syrett and others, eds., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, New York, 1961–87, 27 vols. description ends xv, 552–5, 558, 561).

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