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Report on an Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of the United States for the Year 1792, 18 December 1793

Report on an Account of the Receipts
and Expenditures of the United States
for the Year 1792

Treasury Department,
December 18th, 1793.
[Communicated on December 19, 1793]1

Sir,

[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives]

I have the honor to transmit herewith, an account of the receipts and expenditures of the United States for the year 1792, pursuant to a resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 30th of December, 1791,2 accompanied with an explanatory letter to me, from the Comptroller of the Treasury.3

I trust the House will consider the interruption to business, occasioned by the late calamity in this City,4 as a sufficient apology for the short delay which has attended the presenting of the statement.

With perfect respect, I have the honor to be,   Sir, Your most obedient Servant.

Alexander Hamilton
Secretary of the Treasury.

The Honorable
The Speaker of the House of Representatives.

An Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of the United States, For the Year 1792. Stated in Pursuance of the Standing Order of the House of Representatives of the United States, Passed on the Thirtieth Day of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-One. Published by Order of the House of Representatives (Philadelphia: Printed by John Fenno, No. 3, South Fourth Street, 1794). Another copy of the covering letter for this report may be found in RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.

1Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I. description ends I, 17.

4This is a reference to the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. See George Washington to H, September 6, 1793, note 1.

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