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# Enclosure: Schedule A, [9 January 1790]

SCHEDULE A137

Supposititious Statement of Accounts Between the United States and Individual States.

 States. Ratio. Balances due to the states respectively. Proportion of each state of the aggregate of those balances according to the ratio. Balances against certain states. Balances in favor of certain states. Proportion of each state in the aggregate of the balances against certain states. Ultimate balances in favour of certain states upon the principle of an extinguishment of the balances owing by the debtor states, and a proportional allowance to the other states, adjusted according to the ratio given, and to be paid by the United States. New-Hampshire 3 57,500 60,000 2,500 3,000 500 Massachusetts 8 180,000 160,000 20,000 8,000 28,000 Rhode-Island 1 20,000 20,000 1,000 1,000 Connecticut 5 110,000 100,000 10,000 5,000 15,000 New-York 6 135,000 120,000 15,000 6,000 21,000 New-Jersey 4 72,500 80,000 7,500 4,000 Pennsylvania 8 170,000 160,000 10,000 8,000 18,000 Delaware 1 30,000 20,000 10,000 1,000 11,000 Maryland 6 110,000 120,000 10,000 6,000 Virginia 10 187,500 200,000 12,500 10,000 North-Carolina 5 90,000 100,000 10,000 5,000 South-Carolina 5 87,500 100,000 12,500 5,000 Georgia 3 50,000 60,000 10,000 3,000 65 1,300,000 1,300,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 94,500
Explanation
 The first column supposes a Ratio according to the present rule of representation. The second column exhibits the balances which, on the principles of the statement suggested are supposed to be due to the several States. The third column shews the apportionment of the aggregate of those balances according to the ratio given among the States. The fourth column shews the balances against some States in consequence of this apportionment.
 The fifth column shews the balances in favor of some States, in consequence of the same apportionment. This completes the first Process proposed. The second Process is illustrated by the sixth and seventh columns. The sixth shews the share of each State, according to the ratio given in the amount of the balances against the Debtor States. The seventh shews the ultimate balances in favor of certain States, crediting them for their proportions of the balance due from the Debtor States.

137There are numerous arithmetical errors in this Report which have not been noted or corrected.