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I have read with attention the letter of the Secretary of the Treasury of the U. S. dated 21 December, 1791, and the two letters of the Comptroller-General dated 24th December, 1791, and 29th of February, 1792, relative to the construction of the 18th section of the Act of Congress making provision for the debt of the U. S. It appears to me that the word “ those ” in the enacting part of the...
I had the honor to receive your letter of the 6th instt., and have directed the documents therein enclosed to be filed with the other papers relative to the French prize “Peggy.” The enclosed papers will show, however, that the President does not intend that any further payments should be made, out of the Treasury, on account of that vessel; and that, even in case of such payment being made,...
I find that all Commissions are made out in your office. Those agreed upon yesterday & which, the President, conceiving they were made out in this office, had directed me to prepare are Connecticut Samuel Bishop Collector of New Haven vice E. Goodrich Alexander Wolcott Collector of Middletown vice Ephraim Kirby Supervisor of Connecticut vice John Chester New Jersey John Hurd Collector of Amboy...
26 May 1801, Treasury Department. Responds to query about reimbursement for Mr. Shaw, who has aided Portuguese sailors. Advises that Portuguese government may repay him or the president might use his contingency fund but that, “Upon the whole, this appears to be one of those subjects of a local nature which must be provided for by the several States, & which, I would have supposed was in fact...
Letter not found. 28 May 1801. Mentioned in Gallatin to JM, 29 May 1801 . Requests attested copy of Jefferson’s pardon of James T. Callender.
Scott’s (now Marshall) commission dated 23d March last. Randolph’s letter dated 17th May encloses his account. The fine is credited in his account currt of 4th March— Quere When did Callendar pay it? By his (Randolph’s acct) he owes U. S. Drs. 1661 72/100—by Treasy. Drs. 856 more Pardon is dated 16th March Atty. general’s opinion (as Secy. of State) dated 20th April Quere Has Randolph assigned...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to return to the Secretary of State Mr Pichon’s letter, and to send also sundry papers on the same subject with the remarks of the Comptroller endorsed on the same. The only objection to paying the specie part of the debt & the interest on the funded part is the demand we have against France for advances made to the Refugees of San Domingo. Those...
In the case of monies & stock claimed by Mr Pichon, being proceeds of certain loan office certificates, it is suggested by the Secy. of the Treasury that it might be proper to state to Mr Pichon, that our Government had supposed that France had agreed to assume the payment of the 15,000 dollars, & transmit him a copy of Mr Fauchet’s letter. It is the opinion of the Secy. of the Treasury that...
11 June 1801, Treasury Department. Offers opinion (agreeing with comptroller) that Oliver Ellsworth “is not entitled to receive at the same time two salaries” for offices of chief justice and envoy extraordinary. The method of payment should be same as in case of John Jay when he was on his mission to Great Britain. RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin....
I enclose the papers relative to Priestmann’s case. The bearer is Mr Priestmann himself. The papers marked 1. 2. 3 belong to this office and are to be returned. If the Secy. of the Treasy., after Mr Wolcott’s decision, had still a power to act, I would not hesitate to remit the whole forfeiture as well the part belonging to the informer as that belonging to the U. States. But the previous...