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To James Madison from Joseph Nourse, [10 April 1805]

From Joseph Nourse

[ca. 10 April 1805]

Statement of the Monies retained by the UStates on Foreign Merchandize exported entitled to Drawback for each of the Years ending 31st December 1801. 1802 and 1803.

1801   305443.83 by calculation
1802   153275.45 from Secretary’s report
1803    94096.09 do. do.
3) 552815.37

For part of the above period the additional duties on Mdze imported in foreign Vessels & re-exported is retained by the United States, the amount however cannot be ascertained.

Value of Foreign Mdze exported for each of the Years ending 30th September 1801. 1802 and 1803

1801   46.642,721. Dollars
1802   35.774971.  "
1803   13.594.072  "
3) 96.011.764

The above includes the Foreign Mdze exported not entitled to Drawback as well as that entitled to Drawback.

RC (Papers of Gallatin [microfilm ed.], reel 10). In a clerk’s hand; docketed by Wagner as received 10 Apr. 1805, with his note: “register of the Treasury. Statement of amount of re-exportations & of sums retained from the drawbacks for the years 1801–2–3.” Undated; unsigned; date and correspondent assigned on the basis of Wagner’s docket. The addition and division calculations are in Wagner’s hand. In 1968 the editors of the Gallatin Papers located the document in the Madison Papers at the Library of Congress; in 2010 it could not be found.

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