From Thomas Jefferson
[Philadelphia] Mar. 25. 1793.
The Director of the mint having given in to the Secretary of state a general statement of the monies hitherto received for the mint, to wit 15,000 Dollars from the Treasury, and 170.25 D. the proceeds of certain articles sold, as also of the expenditures of the mint amounting to 16,233.46 D. with an application for a further sum of 5000. Dollars the same are respectfully laid before the President.1
ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; ALS (letterpress copy), DLC: Jefferson Papers; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW.
1. Earlier on this date David Rittenhouse, the director of the U.S. Mint, had written to Jefferson: “I am again obliged to request you to make application to the President for a further Sum of money to defray the Expences of the Mint (5000 Doll[ar]s if he shall think proper) and have enclosed a consise Statement of the expenditure of sums heretofore granted, which you will be pleased to communicate to him. The accounts, as preparing by the Treasurer of the Mint [Tristram Dalton] for settlement to the end of this month, will be much more particular and bulkey. But I thought it best to arrange them for the Presidents View in such a manner as should exhibit the whole at once with as much regularity as possible” (DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters).
Rittenhouse enclosed his:
(DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; the numbers missing on the mutilated manuscript are supplied in angle brackets from LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State).
For GW’s response, see Tobias Lear’s letter to Jefferson of this date.