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Enclosure: [An Act Making Allowances for Certain Services], [25 May 1793]

[Enclosure]1

[Philadelphia, May 25, 1793]

An act making allowances for certain services & contingencies in the collection of the Revenue during the year ending on the 30 day of June 1792.

Whereas it has been found necessary to provide a compensation for the legal admeasurement of Stills during the year ending on the 30 day of June 1792. it is hereby established & declared, that there may & shall be allowed to the Collectors of the Revenue on spirits distilled in the United States and upon Stills, for each & every Still by them respectively measured according to law on or before the said 30 day of June 1792. the Sum of Thirty Cents.

And whereas it has also been found necessary that certain services & expences of divers officers of inspection & persons actually employed in the business of the Revenue wch. have unavoidably arisen out of the first operations of the Act of the 3d. day of March 1791,2 and in the year aforesaid, & certain compensations to the same should be allowed & defrayed.

The Supervisors of the Revenue for the several Districts herein after mentioned are hereby authorised to allow to the officers & persons employed within their respective Districts, for services & Duties actually by them performed and expences paid during the year aforesaid & not yet compensated or defrayed, the sums set against the said Districts respectively—that is to say

In the District of South Carolina a sum not exceeding 600 Dollars
In the District of North Carolina 100.
In the District of Virginia 350.
In the District of Maryland 150.
In the District of Delaware 150.
In the District of Pennsylvania 300.
In the District of New York 400.
In the District of Connecticut 200.

Geo: Washington3

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

2“An Act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon Distilled Spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon Spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 199–214 [March 3, 1791]).

3An entry in JPP description begins “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends for May 25, 1793, notes that Washington “Signed & retd: sd. Act” (JPP description begins “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 127).

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