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To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Nourse, 8 November 1792

From Joseph Nourse

Treasury Department
Registers Office 8th: November 1792

Sir

I have the Honor to enclose the several Estimates for which Appropriations will be necessary for the Services of the Year 1793.—vizt.

Civil List1Dollars 352.466.39/100
War Department2 1.089.473.73    
Invalid Pensioners3 82.245.32    
Extraordinaries4 92.599.66.    

The foregoing Estimates are accompanied with particular Statements of the Application of Two Several Sums vizt:

Of 50,000 Dollars5 { Granted by Several Acts
And of 5,000 do.6 for the Purpose of discharging

such Demands on the United States not otherwise provided for as shall have been ascertained and admitted in due Course of Settlement at the Treasury and which are of a Nature according to the Usage thereof to require Payment in Specie.

With much Respect   I am sir,   Your mo: ob. & mo: hb: Servt.

J: N: Regr.

Honourable
Alexander Hamilton Esqr.
Secretary of the Treasury

LC, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1793, Vol. “135–T,” National Archives.

1“Estimate of the Expenditure for the Civil List of the United States for the Year 1793 together with the incidental and Contingent Expences of the several Departments and Offices” (DS, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1793, Vol. “135–T,” National Archives).

2“Estimate, of the Expences of the War-department, for the Year 1793” (D, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1793, Vol. “135–T,” National Archives).

3“Invalids, for the annual allowance to the Invalids of the United States from the fifth day of March, One thousand seven hundred and Ninety three to the fourth day of March, One thousand seven hundred ninety four” (D, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1793, Vol. “135–T,” National Archives).

4“An Additional Estimate for making good Deficiencies for the Support of the Civil List Establishment—For aiding the fund appropriated for the payment of Certain Officers of the Courts, Jurors & Witnesses—For the Support of Light Houses and for the Establishment of Ten Cutters and for other purposes” (DS, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1793, Vol. “135–T,” National Archives).

5“A particular Statement of the Application of Fifty thousand Dollars granted by an ‘Act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned’ passed the 12th August 1790, for the purpose of Discharging such Demands on the United States, not otherwise provided for as shall have been ascertained and admitted in due Course of Settlement at the Treasury and which are of a Nature according to the Usage thereof, to require payment in Specie” (DS, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1793, Vol. “135–T,” National Archives).

6“A particular Statement of the Application of five Thousand Dollars granted by an Act making Certain Appropriations therein mentioned passed the 8 May 1792 (& included in Appropriation of 34.497. Dollars 90 Cents) for the purpose of discharging such Demands on the United States not otherwise provided for as shall have been ascertained and admitted in due Course of Settlement at the Treasury and which are of a nature according to the Usage thereof to require paymt. in Specie” (DS, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1793,” Vol. “135–T,” National Archives).

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