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To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Nourse, 27 October 1792

From Joseph Nourse

Treasury Department
Register’s Office 27. October 1792

Sir,

In the returns from the Treasury Dept. which will be laid before you in pursuance of your Directions founded on the order of the Senate of the United States of May 7. 17921 there will be wanting an Account of the Contingent Expences of the Treasury Department, for Wood, rent and other payment, which have not been considered as forming a Part of the Expence of any particular Office, but which will apply generally to all the Offices of the Treasury Department. Under an Idea that such Expences come within the Intention of the Senate, I have had the said General Account of Expenditures stated, and which I now beg Leave to Enclose,2 marked

A. Amounting to Dollars 478.62.
B.   “ 416.48 ⅔
C.   “ 322.84
D.   “ 696.53.
Amounting to Dollars 1914.47.⅔

I have the Honor to be sir   with the greatest Respect   Your most obedt: hb: Servt.

J:N:

The Hon: Alexr. Hamilton Esqr.
Secy. of the Treasury

LC, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1792, Vol. “134-T,” National Archives.

2The four enclosures to this letter, which are marked A, B, C, and D, are documents signed by Nourse. They may be found in RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1792, Vol. “134-T,” National Archives. Each document lists the contingent expenses for one of the quarters of the year ending June 30, 1792.

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