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At a meeting of the Commissioners of the Sinking fund on the 26th day of December 1795; Present, The President of the Senate, The Secretary of State, The Secretary of the Treasury. A Report of the Secretary of the Treasury was read, as follows. “That to provide for the payment of the Interest on the public debt which will fall due at the close of the present year, it will be necessary to...
List of the Several Persons Employed in the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States on the 31st. of December 1792, and of the Salaries Per Annum Allowed to Each. Names of the persons employed. Their rank. Their Salary. Oliver Wolcott, junior, Comptroller of the Treasury Dollars 2400. Henry Kuhl principal Clerk 800. William Brodie Clerk 600. William M. Biddle ditto 600....
I have had the honour to receive your Letter dated the 14th instant and have lost no time in obtaining the best information in my power, on the several questions therein stated. The malady with which the City is afflicted, has been progressive, from the time of your departure, untill Monday the 14th instant, at which time it had nearly extended through the City—Several small remissions have...
I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of September 14—No person can more sincerely commisserate the situation of Mr Jarvis and his family than I do—and I am certain that the Comptroller who has directed the proceedings for the recovery of the debt due to the United States has been influenced by the same feelings—It is now about three years since Mr Jarvis was removed from Office and not...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States, the following report upon the petition of Slocum Fowler.— The petitioner states that at the last February term of the District Court for the District of Rhode Island, judgment was recovered against him in favour of the United States, for the sum of four hundred dollars, being a penalty incurred by him in...
The Secretary of the Treasury in Obedience to the command of the President of the United States respectfully submits the following Report. That the facts stated in the petitions of Robert Wanton herewith transmitted, praying for the pardon of an offence committed by him against the Revenue Laws of the United States are verefied by the Letter of the Collector for the District of Boston and...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to The President of the United States, certain documents, by which it appears that John Muir Collector for the District of Vienna in Maryland, has neglected his duty in failing to collect (or to institute in season, suits for the recovery of) bonds for duties due to the United States. This Collector has moreover failed to pay...
I have the honor to acknowledge having received from you a statement of the claim of William Short Esquire, for salary, as Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to Spain.—It was my expectation that the question upon which this Demand has so long unfortunately been suspended, would have been determined during my continuance in Office—I have however been informed within a few days, that...
I judge it proper to keep you apprised of every thing material which occurs in the department and therefore enclose you copies of two letters from the Secretary at war on which Mr. Coxe has requested that 37,000 dollars may be advanced to the Contractor for rations and 15,000 or 20,000 dollars to the Contractor for cloathing for the year 1795. As there is no special appropriation, it will be...
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the command of the President of the United States respectfully submits the following Report upon the letter of the Secretary of War dated November 22d: 1797, and the papers accompanying the same. The principal question may be stated in either of the following modes. First—What are the powers and duties of the Accountant to the Department of War?...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to The President of the United States a paper received from the Commissioner of the Revenue, containing certain propositions of the proprietors of Montack-point on Long Island in the State of New York, relative to a tract of Land intended to be granted to the United States for the use of the Lighthouse now erecting on said Montack-point. It...
I have recd. your Letter of Sept. 30th. & have lost no time in causing Notes to be prepared for the remittances directed to be made to Genl. Miller & Mr. Williams, which will go forward tomorrow by Colo. Presley Nevil to whom a reasonable compensation has been promised. I expect to be able to forward ninety thousand Dollars by the same conveyance to Fort Cumberland for the pay of the army. I...
Applications are frequently made respecting accounts which remain dependg in this Office, on which I have already delivered my opinion and made reports while I served in the Office of Auditer of the Treasury. In some cases special appeals were made to my predecessor in Office, & in other cases when no appeals were made; the principles on which the accounts were stated, appear to be interesting...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour most respectfully to submit to the President of the United States, certain documents in respect to Sylvanus Walker, Inspector of the Revenue for the third survey of the District of South Carolina; by which it appears, 1st That the said Inspector wants the capacity so necessary to insure a due and correct discharge of the duties attached to his...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor of transmitting to the President of the United States, two official Certificates of settlements made at the Treasury, by which it appears that the Ud States are indebted, To Aquila Giles, Marshal of the District of New York, for four hundred and forty six days custody of the privateer sloop Polly, & the expenses attendant thereon; seized by order of...
I send you the residue of the pamph[l]et. I am astonished at the villany of Munroe—a more base, false, & malignant suggestion than is contained in his Note of Jany 2d 1793. was never uttered. I am yrs ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see the introductory note to Wolcott to H, July 3, 1797 . Wolcott enclosed pamphlet No. VI by James Thomson Callender....
The paper referred to by Abishai Thomas Esq. in his Letter dated the 12th instant, is merely a Rect. signed “ James Green Jr. Treas. Loan Office ” for a number of indented Certificates supposed to be then issued in pursuance of the resolutions of Congress of the 2d. of January & 2nd. of July 1779 in favour of a Chairman of a Committee of Accounts in North Carolina. The Rect. was given by Mr....
I have recd. your Letters of June 13th. & 15th. for which I thank you & I inclose the statement you desire. I had in season taken measures for receiving our Debt on Loan in Amsterdam. The plan is to surrender the existing obligations to the Comrs. who in lieu thereof issue triplicate descriptive Certificates to the Creditors—any one being produced at the Treasury will command the new Stock....
I have the honour to enclose three copies of the Statement and Report on your account, with the account of the Bank of the United States with your department, and to be with perfect respect, Sir, Your obedt. Servt. One of the copies not being at present compleated, will be sent in the course of the morning. RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Wolcott; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson...
The Secretary of The Treasury has the honor of transmitting to The President of the United States an official Certificate of a settlement made at The Treasury; by which it appears that the United States are indebted to William Lindsay, Collector of Norfolk, the sum of Four hundred & eighty nine dollars & seven cents: being the amount paid by him to David M. Randolph Marshal for the District of...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits the following observations, in obedience to the direction of the President of the United States. The project of a treaty proposed by the minister of His Britannic Majesty, for the reciprocal delivery of deserters from the land and naval service, does not sufficiently provide against the impressment of American Seamen, and is therefore deemed...
Mr Ross was out of town when I recd your favour of the 7th instant otherwise I should have immediatly answered it—I have delivered to him, your Receipt. On enquiring at the Bank of Pensylvania this day, I find that no money has been deposited there on your account. Mr Ross says he will receive & prosecute Colo. Shreve’s bond, if you desire it. We have not much other news than appears in the...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, February 29, 1792. Sends report on memorial of Samuel Fowler. States: “Though there is not any recollection of the particular Certificate presented by Saml Fowler and defaced at the Treasury, yet from the circumstances now stated, it is evident that said Certificate was a forgery and not chargeable to the public. That the negligence imputed by the...
In consequence of the permission which you have given I take the liberty to suggest a plan for keeping the accounts of the Funded Debt and for regulating the payment of Interest, which I now submit to your consideration. Let one Commissioner be appointed in each State or in convenient districts of the union, with instructions to take up & cancell the Certificates now in circulation & to...
[ Philadelphia, July 26, 1796. On July 30, 1796, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott and acknowledged “the Receipt of your letter of the 26th.” Letter not found. ]
I have been honoured with your favour of the 15th. instant. The enclosed papers relative to the Collectorship of Norfolk confirm the Presidents preference of Otway Byrd. I shall therefore consider the appointment as settled in his favour. Doct. Rushs pretensions founded on public services & celebrity of character are certainly superiour to any of the Candidates who have been named. I do not...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to The President of the United States two letters of the 29th of December 1795 & 22d instant (the latter being explanatory of the first) received from the Commissioner of the Revenue, on the subject of a claim made against the United States by George Hooper Esqr. of North Carolina, for his services in inspecting the building & procuring...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States, a communication from the Commissioner of the Revenue, covering two Letters to him & from the Collector of Providence on the subject of a proposal made to the said Collector for fixing & maintaining the stakes and Buoys in Providence River. It is the opinion of the Secretary, that it is adviseable to...
I have the honour to enclose a Report on the proposals of Henry Dearborn for erecting two Light Houses in North Carolina. The distresses in the City increase; attempts are making to draw all the people possible from the scene of danger; about fifteen hundred of the most indigent are encamped on the Common;—another Camp for such as are able to support themselves is forming, which may contain...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter from Otway Byrd Esquire, Collector of Norfolk, and Superintendant of the Revenue Cutter Virginia, advising of the resignation of Samuel Bright third mate of the said Cutter, and recommending Mr. Roe Latimer as a proper person to succeed him.—I have no reason to doubt of the propriety of the recommendation, and have enclosed a Commission for the...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President a Warrant for Three thousand Dollars, and requests that the President would be pleased to sign the Recd. on the back of the Warrant, in lieu of that signed by Cotton Tufts Esqr. for an equal amount paid by Genl. Lincoln, which it is proposed to leave in the Presidents hands. MHi : Adams Papers.
The Secy of the Treasy respectfully submits to the Prest. of the US. the following Report. On the 19th of August 1796 information was recd. by the Secretary, by a Letter dated July 26th 1796, from James Read Collector for the District of Wilmington in North Carolina that a French Privateer had arrived at Wilmington on the 14th. of July with two British Prizes with valuable Cargoes, consisting...
I have complied with your direction by sending under cover to the Post Master of Philadelphia an anonimous Note with Five hundred Dollars in a Letter to Mr. Allen President of the Health Committee—This generous donation will relieve many a distressed person. The Warrant stands charged to the Presidents account in the Treays as recd. by me in the character of Agent to the President . I have the...
I have no recollection of Mr. Anthony Singletons application to fund Certificates of Regd. Debt, and unless the Certificates are presented I cannot judge whether there are any valid objections against complying with his request. I well recollect that in the year 1791, it was a standing rule to admit no transfer of any Certificates issued by Mr. Nourse without a power of Attorney. It was found...
Dr Cr Epoch of Septem. 3d. 1794 Livres s. d. Livres s. d. To balance due to the United States at the close of the year 1793 exceeding the interest and instslments then due 2 109 974 18 2 By the eighth instalment due on Sept 3: 1794 of the loan of eighteen Millions 1,500,000 To payments made at the Treasury to may 15: viz By Account of interest, for a balance of interest due on the 3d. of...
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the requisition of the President of the United States respectfully submits his opinion upon the following questions, arising upon the resolution passed by the Senate on the 24th of the present month, respecting the proposed Treaty with Great Britain. 1st Is, or is not, the said resolution intended to be the final act of the Senate, or do they...
I have the honor to transmit herewith a statement of goods, wares, and merchandise, exported from the United States, during one year prior to the 30th day of September, 1796, which has been prepared in conformity with the resolution of the Senate, passed on the 10th day of February, 1796. Of the sum of 67,064,097 dollars, being the whole value of exports during the years above mentioned, it is...
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your several Letters dated August 15th, 23rd. 24th, 25th. 26th. 27th, & 30th. and have applied to the Secretary of State for Commissions to Richard Hunnewell Esqr to be Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Portland. On the petition of Mrs. Sylvester, I take the liberty to observe, that as her Husband John Sylvester, has expiated...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to The President, recommendations in favor of several Candidates for the office of Inspector of the Revenue for the 6th Survey of the District of Virginia vacant by the resignation of James Brakenridge Esq. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the honour to enclose a letter to General Lincoln directing the payment of the Sums which the President may require on account of his compensation. The Sum due on the 4th. of March last, was Six thousand Dollars, the further Sum of Two thousand Dollars monthly will if the President pleases to require the same be also advanced. The discontents in Northampton are not increasing, and no...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to The President of the U. States for his approbation, an abstract of sundry purchases of oil made for the use of the Lighthouses in the U.S. accompanied with a Letter from the Commissioner of the revenue of the 7th instant on that subject. It is the opinion of the Secretary that the Interest of the U.S. has been consulted in the said...
I fear that your opinion of Nov. 3d has been founded on a partial view of the case. You will remember that it has all along been a recd. opinion that the French had a right by Treaty to enjoy an indefinite asylum in our Ports: but that they could not claim the privilidge of selling Prizes in our Ports . The privilidge of an indefinite asylum in was also granted to British Ships of War &...
The secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 19th Instant, covering the copy of one to him from the Collector of Washington, on the subject of sundry Contracts made by the said Collector, for placing & Keeping up the stakes under his superintendence, and shifting & clearing the Buoys at the...
The following occurrence took place a few days since in this Office, which I take the liberty to state, that a rule may be established to govern in future or similar occasions. Solomen Marks Jr appeared at the Office with John McCulloh and in his presence wrote a transfer to said McCulloh on a Certificate for One hundred & eighty one Dolls & sixty one Cents. six ⅌ Cent Stock. Before the...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully represents to the President of the United States. That the account of the President of the United States—stands charged in the Books of the Treasury with fourteen thousand dollars advanced by Warrants of the Secretary in pursuance of the Act of March 2d. 1797.— for the purpose of closing which account, the Secretary transmits the draft of an...
I have recd. your favour of September 26th. and have made a few notes, which I will revise and send to you to morrow. The style & temper is excellent, no observations occur to me upon the first part of the Draught. You will judge of the expediency of sending the Letter, from the information which you possess of the public opinion. I have no lights beyond those which I suggested as from...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour most respectfully to represent to The President of the United States, that several applications have been made by persons charged with the general superintendance and immediate care of the Lighthouses & other establishments for the security of navigation representing the inadequacy of their compensations. After a full examination of the subject in...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, January 13, 1792. Submits “forms for regulating the payment of Drawbacks arising on the exportation of spirits distilled within the United States.” ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
The Secretary of the Treasury most respectfully reports to the President of the United States That the facts stated in the Report of the Secretary of State dated Decb. 19th. 1799. in relation to the official conduct of John M. Pintard appear to be proved, and are in the opinion of the undersigned, of such a nature and tendency as render his removal from Office necessary. All which is...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit most respectfully to the consideration of The President a copy of a Letter from this Department to the President of the Bank of the United States, dated the 6th Instant, with a copy of certain resolutions of the Board of Directors of that Institution of the 10th of the present month. It will be seen that the Instalment of one million of...