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Sales of Government Bills on Amsterdam, at the Office of Discount and Deposit in New York. Vizt, 225,000 Guilders @ 36⁴⁄₁₁ Ninetieths of a Dollar ⅌ Guilder, on a Credit of Six Months, With Interest for the Last Four Months. When sold. To whom sold. Amount in Guilders Amount in Dollars. When paid Amount of Interest. Sums paid. April 25th.
List of Persons Employed in the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue. Names. Station. Salary ⅌ ann. Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the revenue, 1900. William Barton principal Clerk   800. 2.700. John Mease Clerk 400. Peter Footman “ 400. Ezekiel Forman
Dr. Cr. 1792 Dollars. Cts. 1792 Dollars. Cts. December 31st. To the amount of monies received into the treasury from the several Supervisors of the revenue, since the last day of June 1791, the particulars whereof have been compared with the Records of Warrants in the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, and with the books of the Treasurer 208.942. 81. Decr. 31st. By amount of duties...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the House of Representatives, the Petition of Edward Telfair and John Wereat respectfully reports thereupon as follows— The object of the petition is to obtain compensation for a quantity of Melasses stated to have been furnished to the Commissary General in Georgia for the use of the Troops of the United States; the Claim for which was...
In my Circular letter of the 31st. of October last I directed you to claim the duties which had arisen on Imports since the first day of August last, and prior to the organisation of the Customhouses in the respective districts, and if the same was controverted by the parties liable thereto to prosecute this claim to a legal determination. As the decision in one case will probably form a rule...
Some investigations in which I am engaged induce a wish to be able to form as accurate an idea as can be obtained of the usual product in proportion to the value of cultivated lands in different parts of the United States. As I am persuaded no person can better assist me in this object than yourself, I take the liberty to ask the favor of your assistance. It has occurred to me that if the...
Inclosed you will find a resolution of Congress for laying an embargo on all vessels in the ports of the United States bound to any foreign port or place, for the term of thirty days. It is understood that this is not to interfere with any of the usual proceedings in the cases of vessels employed in the coasting trade or Fisheries except that the surrender of a license in order to the...
You will have perceived by the Act of the last session, entitled an Act making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States, that after the end of the present month the duties on distilled spirits are regulated according to certain classes of proof, to be determined by Dycas’s Hydrometer. Doubting whether it might be convenient to the several officers of the Customs to...
I have already transmitted a Copy of an act of Congress passed on the fourth day of August 1790, making provision for the debt of the United States, & I now transmit such forms as have been devised for the government of your conduct as Commissioner of Loans in the State of ——. On the opening of your Office, two books will be provided by you for the purpose of receiving subscriptions, agreably...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred, by the House of Representatives, the petition of Benjamin Brown, submits the following Report thereupon. The Act of the last Session, entitled “An Act providing for the settlement of the claims of persons under particular circumstances barred by the limitations heretofore established,” removes all obstacles to the claim of the petitioner,...
By the 18th Section of the Act, making provision for the debt of the United States, it is declared that the payment of interest, whether to States or to Individuals, in respect to the debt of any State which may have exchanged its own securities for those of the United States, shall be suspended until a reexchange shall have taken place or a surrender be made of the last mentioned securities....
The President of the United States having been pleased to appoint you to the Office of Commissioner of loans in virtue of the Act making provision for the debt of the United States, I transmit your Commission and a copy of the law under which you are to act. On the receipt of this letter you will proceed to qualify yourself for the duty, by taking the oath required, before one of the Judges of...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 8th of January 1793, the petition of William Wirtz, thereupon respectfully reports as follows— It is stated by the petitioner, that he acted as Barrack Master and Assistant Commissary of Prisoners in the Borough of Lancaster during a certain period in the year 1782, for which Services he...
I herewith enclose for your government an Act entitled “an Act to prevent the exportation of goods not duly inspected, according to the laws of the several States.” I observe that the 27th. and 28th. sections of the coasting act have by some of the Collecters of the Customs been so construed as to require, that all licensed vessels of the burthen of twenty tons and upwards bound to any port...
Probable demands on the Treasury to the first of July 1794—vist. For the Departmt. of War by estimation 400,000    For the payment of foreign officers 127,474.75. For sums informally advanced by the bank of the U.S. for the public service for want of appropriation. 99,543.05 For bills purchased & to be purchased to remit to Amsterdam for payments of interest & instalment falling due on the...
I have heretofore directed you to receive in payment of the duties the notes of the Banks of North America and New York. I now desire that you will also receive those of the Bank of Boston, and will exchange whatever specie you may at any time have in your hands for those notes. In order to guard you against Counterfeits in this instance, I shall request the Directors of that Bank to send you...
Having been informed by the Secretary of War that there will be an additional number of Pensioners placed on the Pension list of the several states and as it is probable that you will receive some instructions from General Knox on the subject of those residing in your state—I have to request that you will as in the other cases discharge all such additional pensions out of the funds heretofore...
In pursuance of the order of the Senate, I have the honor to transmit a return of the Imports of the United States so modified as to convey a considerable portion of the information which I conceive they require. I beg leave to observe that this document is a part of a set of papers relative to imports, exports and tonnage, which have been some time in preparation at the Treasury. Some others...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred the petition of Ludwig Kuhn, by an Order of the House of Representatives, of the 28th of November last, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report: The case is one of those included in a former report to the House, dated the 16th of April 1792, as barred by the Acts of limitation. To remove the objection, which has been made on that...
As I am not certain in what light the Commissioners of the Loan Office in the several states may consider themselves with regard to their continuance in Office, under the old establishment, I think it necessary to apprise them, that the provision which has been made for their compensation does not extend beyond the 30th. June last; being the period to which warrants were issued by the late...
A danger to the United States has been suggested from the Certificates for transfer from the Treasury to the several Loan Offices and from one Loan Office to another or to the Treasury. It is observed that the writing, which is expressive of the rate of Interest , and that which is expressive of the time when interest will accrue are capable of being taken out as in the case of Pierces Notes...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred by the House of Representatives, the petition of Hugh Cunningham, submits the following report thereupon. Respectfully referring the House of Representatives, to his report of the 17th Instant, on the subject of depreciation generally; The Secretary begs leave to add, That the claim of the petitioner is in the capacity of an Officer of the...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred by the House of Representatives, the petition of John Jones, respectfully makes the following Report thereupon. The petition seeks a compensation for certain storehouses, which, it is alleged, were destroyed by the enemy, during the late war with Great Britain, upon the ground of a contract alleged to have been made with certain persons, on...
As in the first establishiment of Revenue systems, imperfections and inconveniencies will naturally present themselves in practice, which could not have been foreseen in their formation; it is of the greatest moment, that the best information should be collected for the use of the Government as to the operation of those, which may have been adopted. To the obtaining this information, as it...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of Jacob Bailey by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 25th of May 1790, thereupon respectfully Reports— That the Secretary has caused inquiry to be made at the proper Office of the Treasury concerning the Case of the Petitioner, and has received the following Information Vizt. The Commissioner for settling the...
As one of the periods for the payment of Bonds taken for Duties is arrived, it is proper that the respective Collectors should be apprised of my expectation with regard to the conduct to be observed by them. It is, that if the Bonds are not paid, as they fall due they be immediately put in Suit. On this point, the most exact punctuality will be considered as indispensable . And accordingly it...
Having observed that the several Collectors have hitherto differed in the mode of transmitting to this office, the drafts of the Treasurer of the United States which have been drawn on them and paid: I now desire that those drafts with a receipt endorsed on them, may be transmitted, as soon as they are paid, to my Office , when they shall be covered by a regular Warrant, and your account...
The Commissioners for settling the accounts between the united States and the Individual States having made their final report to the President, dated the 29th of June 1793 I am to announce to Your Excellency, that a Balance of [Seventy five thousand and fifty five Dollars] has been reported by the said Commissioners in favour of the State of [New Hampshire.] I have the honor to be with...
[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives] The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred, by an order of the House of Representatives of the 24th of January last a Representation from the Legislature of the State of Kentucky concerning the expences of certain expeditions carried on against the Indians, since the 1st. day of January 1785, respectfully makes the following Report...
In obedience to two resolutions of the House of Representatives, one of the 21st instant, directing the Secretary of the Treasury to report a plan for the redemption of so much of the public debt, as by the Act, intituled “An Act making provision for the debt of the United States,” the United States have reserved the right to redeem; the other of the 22d instant, directing him to report the...