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Enclosure B: [Estimate for Deficiencies for the Support of the Civil List Establishment], 20 December 1793

B.

An Additional Estimate, for Making Good Deficiencies for the Support of the Civil List Establishment, for Aiding the Fund Appropriated for the Payment of Certain Officers of the Courts, Jurors and Witnesses, for the Support of Light-Houses, and for Other Purposes.22
To Make Good Deficiencies for the Support of the
Civil List for the Year 1793.
Extra Clerk hire, in the Office of the Secretary of State, in preparing documents for Congress 600.  
For an Index to the Laws of the 2nd. Congress  200.  
800.  
The Secretary at War estimates to make good so much short, estimated for contingent expenses for the Year 1793 205.76
Additional Compensation from 1st. October 1793, to 31st. December following, to certain public Officers, by Act passed the 2nd. March 1793.23
Auditor of the Treasury at 500 dollars per Annum 125.  
Commissioner of the Revenue, ditto 125.  
Comptroller of the Treasury, ditto 62.50
Register of the Treasury, ditto  62.50
375.   1,380.76
 
Note. By the said Act, this additional Compensation commenced the 1st. April, 1793, the two quarters preceding 1st. October, 1793, were paid out of the Sum of 5,169 dollars, granted in the appropriation of 1,589,044.72/100 dollars for the purpose of discharging Claims admitted in due course of Settlement at the Treasury.
Expenses of Commissioners of Loans, for Clerk Hire and Stationary, from 1st. March 1793 to 31st. December, 1794.
The Accounts of many of the said Commissioners having been transmitted to the Treasury, under an idea that legislative provision will be made for defraying the said expenses, the following Statement, extracted from their said Accounts, so far as the same have been rendered, will shew the amount thereof at each Loan-Office vizt.
New Hampshire, Estimate 697. 1
Massachusetts, vizt.
His account rendered in the month of March 329.12
Do.   from 1st. April to 30th. June 816.97
Do.   from 1st. July to 30th. September 865.85
Estimate from 1st. October to 31st. December, the same as the preceding quarter  865.85
2,877.79
Rhode Island.
His Account rendered from 1st. March to 31st. Do. 68.83
Do.   from 1st. April to 30th. June 190.74
Estimate from 1st. July to 31st. December  381.48
641. 5
Connecticut, vizt.
His Account rendered from 1st. March to 30th. June 408.94
Do.   from 1st. July to 30th. September 256.52
Estimate from 1st. October to 31st. December 256.52
921.98
New York.
His Account rendered from 1st. March to 31st. do. 515.  
Do.   from 1st April to 30th. June 1,430.38
Do.   from 1st. July to 30th. September 1,303.81
Estimate from 6th. October to 31st. December 1,303.81
4,553.  
New Jersey.
His Account rendered from 1st. March to 31st. do. 26.  
Do.   from 1st. April to 30th. June 86.  
Do.   from 1st. July to 30th. September 54.52
Estimate from 1st. October to 31st. December 54.52
221. 4
Pennsylvania.
His Account rendered from 1st. March to 31st. do. 154.16
Estimate from 1st. April to 31st. December 1,387.44
1,541.60
Delaware.
His Account rendered from 1st. March to 31st. do. 25.  
Estimate from 1st. April to 31st. December  225.  
250.  
 
Maryland.
His Account rendered from 1st. to 31st. March 110.50
Estimate from 1st. April to 31st. December  991.50
1,102.  
Virginia.
His Account rendered from 1st. to 31st. March 227.16
Do.   from 1st. April to 30th. June 741.19
Do.   from 1st. July to 30th. September 649. 5
Estimate from 1st. October to 31st. December  649. 5
2,266.45
North Carolina.
Estimate from 1st. March to 31st. December, 1793 800.  
South Carolina.
His Account rendered from 1st. to 31st. March 127.47
Do.   from 1st. April to 30 June 377.50
Do.   from 1st. July to 30th. September 380.43
Estimate from 1st. October to 31st. December  380.43
1,265.83
Georgia.
Estimate from 1st. March to 31st. December, 1793   240.  
17,377.75
For Clerk-hire and Stationary of the several State Commissioners of Loans, from 1st. January, 1794, to the 31st. December following, estimated on a reference to the Claims exhibited and referred to in the above Statement, at 22,622.25
40,000.  
Clerks of Courts, Jurors, Witnesses, &Ca.
The Fund arising from fines, forfeitures and penalties having last year proved insufficient for the discharge of the Accounts of Clerks, &ca. to which they were appointed, a Sum for the present year is estimated, in order to provide against a similar Contingency, of 12,000.  
For the Maintenance and Support of Light-Houses, beacons, public piers and Steakage of Channels, bars and Shoals, and for occasionel improvements in the construction of Lanthorns, and of the Lamps and materials used therein 20,000.  
To make good a deficiency in the Estimate for 1792, for the same Objects 4,000.  
24,000.  
For the Expenses towards the safe-keeping and prosecution of persons committed for offences against the United States 4,000.  
For the purchase of Hydrometers for the use of the Officers of the Customs and Inspectors of the Revenue, for the Year 1794 1,500.  
For the Coinage of Copper at the Mint of the
United States.
To replace so much advanced at the Bank of the United States, for the purpose of an importation of Copper, under the Superintendance of the Director of the Mint 10,000.  
To pay for Copper purchased in the Year 1793 7,350.  
For the purchase of do. 1794  7,350.  
24,700.  
 
Arrearages of Pension Due to the Widow and
Orphan Children of Col. John Harding.
24
For their Allowance from 1st. July 1792 to the 31st. December 1793, per Act of Congress, dated 27th. of February 1793, at 450 dollars per Annum 675.  
Arrearages of Pension Due the Orphan Children
of Major Alexander Truman.
25
For their Allowance from 1st. July 1792 to the 31st. December 1793, per Act of Congress, dated 27th. February 1793, at 300 dollars per Annum  450.  
1,125.  
For the Indemnification of the estate of the late Major General Greene, for a certain Bond entered into by him, during the late War, upon the principles of the Act of Congress for that purpose, dated 27th. April, 179226
For a Balance stated by the Auditor of the Treasury to be due to said Estate, in which is included Interest due on Bonds from their dates, to 12th. April, 1793 33,187.67
To defray the Expense incident to the Stating and printing the public Accounts for the Year 1793, in compliance with the Order of the House of Representatives, of 30th. December, 179127 800.  
For the discharge of such Demands against the United States, not otherwise provided for, as shall have been ascertained and admitted in due Course of Settlement at the Treasury, and which are of a Nature according to the Usage thereof, to require payment in Specie   5,000.  
147,693.43

Joseph Nourse, Register.

22Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.

23“An Act making addition to the Compensation of certain Public Officers” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 340).

24See note 19.

25See note 19.

26“An Act to indemnify the Estate of the late Major General Nathaniel Green, for a certain bond entered into by him during the late war” (6 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America [Private Statutes] (Boston, 1856). description ends 9). See also “Report on the Petition of Catharine Greene,” December 26, 1791.

27Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I. description ends , 484.

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