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I beg leave, with diffidence, to offer myself as a candidate for an appointment under the government of the United States. If I may be allowed to judge of my own qualifications, they are most suitable to some business in the Finance or Treasury Department. The gentlemen who represent the State of Connecticut, in the Senate and House of Representatives, are best acquainted with the degree of...
I have had the honour to receive your favour of the 13th instant, by which I am informed that I have been appointed Auditor in the department of the Treasury. I embrace this first opportunity to give you notice that I have proceeded to this place on my way to New York, and that immediately upon my arrival there, I will do myself the honour to wait on you, for the purpose of acquiring such...
[ New York, October, 1789. ] Sends “Estimate of Debts contracted by the State of Connecticut during the late War and remaining unpaid September 1, 1789.” Copy, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Wolcott was the son of Oliver Wolcott, Connecticut jurist and governor. Wolcott, who served during the American Revolution in the quartermaster department, was admitted to the bar in 1781, and...
In examining the Accounts of Monsr. Le Ray de Chaumont with the United States, it appears to me to be important that the powers of the American Ministers and agents at the Court of versailles relative to procuring monies and supplies, and settling accounts on the part of the United States should be ascertained. If these sentiments should receive your approbation, I beg leave to submit to your...
The principles of a plan for adjusting the accounts of the sevral States with the United States, which by your permission, I submit to your consideration is founded on these Ideas that I believe it will appear from an examination of the Acts of Congress, that All the requisitions upon the States for money contain the following conditions. 1st.   That the sums required, shall not be considered...
Proportions of 500. as required by the Act of Congress of the 22d. of Nov. 1777. Balances of Recs. and expenditures as stated by Comrs. of Accounts Balances chd. as quotas of the several States Credits on final settlemt. not transferable. New Hampshire 20 24. 20.
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...
Treasury Department, March 12, 1790. Has “examined the accounts of Thomas Barclay.” Believes “that the final settlement thereof was delayed merely for the purpose of determining what compensation Mr. Barclay ought to receive for his services.” Itemizes Barclay’s charges against the United States, and states that “If the whole of these charges are admitted, the balance due to Mr. Barclay … will...
Treasury Department, Auditor’s Office, March 13, 1790. “General Moses Hazen whose accounts with the United States have been the subject of a lengthy and tedious altercation is desirous of receiving a Certificate on account of the balance which has been stated to be due to him.…” LS , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
I have examined the papers which have been transmitted to me relative to the accounts of Messrs. Joseph Gardoqui & Sons, and am fully of opinion that the amount of their account being 10,057 Rs. vellon. 22 Mars. equal to five hundred and two dollars and eighty five Cents ought to be admitted to their credit. Indeed it appears that the whole of their charges except for 1920 Rials vellon have...
By your direction I have examined the accounts of the several Loan officers, who serv’d under the late ordinance of Congress, and have now the honor to communicate my observations thereon. The accounts of Nathaniel Gilman, of New Hampshire, Nathaniel Appleton, of Massachusetts, William Ellery of Rhode-Island, William Imlay of Connecticut, John Cochran of New York, James Ewing of New Jersey,...
On examining the Accounts of Daniel Benezet, Collector of the Customs, for the district of Great-Egg-harbour, from the 1st: of January to the 31st. of March last; it appears, that he has collected duties on American Coasting Vessells, under 20 Tons burthen, at the rate of Six Cents per Ton, per annum, to the amount of one dollar & Eighty six Cents. As the Collection of those duties, seems to...
Observations on the question, whether it is expedient for the Bank of the United States to operate by Departments? It is first necessary to determine, whether any limitations in the constitution of the Bank of the United States, render it improper for the Corporation to operate by departments. A fair construction of the law must decide this point. The only limitation in the act of...
Plan for establishing departments of the Bank of the United States, submitted to the Secretary of the Treasy. by Oliver Wolcott. 1st. The Directors of the Bank of the United States shall appoint directors for each Department. 2d. The Directors for each department shall choose one of their number for President of the directors of each respective department. 3d. The Directors of the Bank of the...
Mr. Wolcott respectfully informs the Secretary of the Treasury, that Stephen Drayton Esq: of south Carolina, is charged on the Books of the Quarter Master Department, with between, three & four Millions of Dollars in old emissions recd. by him, principally during the years 1779. & 1780. Also that certificates of Specie value, to a large amount, were issued by said Drayton & his assistants,...
I take the liberty to request that the opinion of the Attorney General of the United States may be taken on the question arising out of the following state of facts. On the twenty first day of October 1780 congress resolved that the Officers of the Army who should continue in service to the end of the war should be intittled to receive half pay during life. On the 22d. of March 1783. the grant...
[ Philadelphia November, 1791 ]. Encloses extract of a letter, dated August 22, 1785, from Nathanael Greene to the President of Congress . Observes that “Baron Glaubeck was allowed pay as a Captain from March 9, 81. to August. 24 1782 & pd.… A sum far less than Genl. Green had advanced.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Wolcott prepared this memorandum for use in connection with H’s...
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...
I have the honour to submit to your consideration and decision a form for regulating the manner of rendering the accounts of expences of the revenue Cutters and take the liberty to request your instructions respecting the rate of Commissions to be allowed. I have & ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
Enclosed you will receive a form for stating the accounts of the Revenue Cutters and your direction. It will be expedient that an account should be opened in your books for the expences incurred under this agency, which will be closed quarterly and for the amount of which you will debit the United States in your quarterly account Current as Collector of the Revenue for the district of . The...
I have considered the application of Benjamin Bourne Esq. for the renewal of certain Certificates and Warrants for transfering funded Stock alledged to have been lost and am of opinion that the following rules should be adopted. That in case a transfer Certificate is lost, before the Treasury Warrant has been issued, the claimant or some person having knowledge thereof should in the first...
On examining the Accounts of Vincent Redman, Collector of the Customs, for the District of Yeocomico River, in the State of Virginia, for the Quarter ending 31st: March 1791, it appears, that he has charged duties on the Sloop Maria, an American Coasting Vessel, under Twenty Tons burthen at the rate of six cents per Ton, per Annum, to the amount of Ninety Cents. As the Collection of those...
Treasury Department, December 27, 1791. “I have examined the memorial of Wm. W. Smith for himself and as Administrator to Gilbert Tennent deceased and of Joseph Eaker by his Attorney George Hunter, and report the following state of facts and opinion thereon. That it appears from the books and documents appertaining to the late Hospital Department, that Wm. W. Smith continued in the service of...
For the purpose of obviating the difficulties which have been experienced in respect to the Act providing compensations for the Officers of the judicial Courts of the United States & for jurors & Witnesses; and for the more regular collection & payment of the monies accruing from fines & forfeitures; I take the liberty to submit the following sentiments to your consideration. That all fees &...
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.
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...
The inclosed documents were lodged in this office by the assignees therein named for the purpose of obtaining transfers of all the Stock in the books of the Treasury to the Credit of John M. Taylor & Andrew Summers. The business has been hitherto suspended for the purpose of ascertaining whether any of the provisions in the Bankrupt Law of Pensylvania, would render it unsafe or inexpedient to...
The inclosed Letters of Administration granted to Catharine Jones on the estates of John Hanholt George Hollman, Bernard Brulbiner, James Burt John Geroir, & Atonia Lasambert late Soldiers of Genl Hazens Regt. were some time since presented at this Office with a power of Attorney from the said Catharine Jones, to Alexander Power of the City of Philadelphia, Broker for the purpose of obtaining...
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...
Philadelphia, May 12, 1792. Submits “forms for regulating the payment of Interest on the Funded Stock in the Loan Offices of Massachusetts, New York, Pensylvania, Maryland & So Carolina.” ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, June 4, 1792. “I have considered the question stated by Samuel Bayard Esq Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States … & am of opinion that charges for postage which may be incurred by him in executing his official duties can be properly allowed.… The Letters from Mr. Bayard to the several Clerks can be ⟨ma⟩rked as paid & the postage charged to...
The following occurrence has happened in relation to which I request your opinion. Matthias Huysinga Misschert in pursuance of a power of Attorney from Theodosus Gerhardus Bosch of Utrecht, has subscribed to the Loan proposed by Congress about seventy thousand Dollars of Registered Debt, for which he requests Certificates of Funded Debt in the name of the said Bosch. Previously to the time of...
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 the honour to enclose for your inspection a statement of the Loans recd. by the United States from the Government of France with a calculation of the Interest due thereon to the 1st. day of January 1792. In this statement no notice is taken of the advances made at the Treasury of the United States or of the remittances by the Dutch Commissioners on account of said Loans. In the account...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, June 25, 1792. “I have considered the proposition stated in … Governor Mifflins Letter to you dated the 23d. instant, and can discover no objection to an arrangement being made, for permitting transfers to the Commonwealth of Pensylvania, of the sums which have been subscribed in the State Certificates. If this is done the Commonwealth will be...
It is my opinion that compensations for the services of the Clerks of the Circuit Courts in making records & issuing Certificates for the pensions of Invalids are fully provided for, by the third section of the Act intittled “an Act for regulating processes in the Courts of the United States and providing compensations for the Officers of the said Courts & for Jurors & Witness” and that...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, October 24, 1792. “Some time since a claim was presented for settlement by Mr. Samuel Young of this City in favour of William Lewiss late a Soldier of the Virginia Regiment of the Army, which … has been certified by the Register of the Treasury. The delivery of the Certificate was however suspended.… The claim is now renewed by Mr. George Stout who...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, November 24, 1792. “I have prepared a sett of forms for the Superintendents of Indian Affairs, which I have now the honor to transmitt for your consideration, also the draft of a Letter on the same subject. These forms have been calculated with a view to the establishment of an Officer, to superintend the examination & settlement of all deliveries of...
I have the honour to transmit the following statements of disbursements by the Department of War in the years 1790 & 1791. Number 1. Being a statement of the accounts of Henry Knox Esq. Secretary at War as settled at the Treasury. No. 2. Being a statement of the accounts of Joseph Howell Esq. from the 10th. of Sept. 1789. to the 1st. of March 1790. as settled at the Treasury. No. 3. Being a...
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....
The 25th: Section of the act entittled “an Act concerning the registering & recording of Ships & Vessells” provides for the payment of the following fees to the Officers of the Customs. For the admeasurement of a Ship encluding Cents 200 Tons 200. For a Certificate of Registry 200. For a Bond  25 $4.25. In Districts where there is no Naval Officer, two thirds of the fees, are to be recd. for...
I herewith transmit an extract from a Law of the Commonwealth of Virginia passed on the 26th. of Decr. 1792. Also extracts from a Letter written by Jno. Hopkins Esq. dated Jany 3d. 1793. & from a Letter written to him from this office dated February 22d 1793. These papers will shew, that the Commonwealth of Virginia authorised the Treasr. to issue from the State Treasy. certain Certificates of...
I have the honor of communicating to you the information which has been received for the subscriptions to the loan payable in the principal and interest of certificates or notes issued by the respective States, and of the amount admitted on loan, under the Acts of August 4th. 1790 and May 8th. 1792 In certificates of the State of New Hampshire subscribed under the act of august 4: 1790...
I have perused a Letter dated July 30th. 1793 addressed by Mr Andrew G. Fraunces to the President of the United States, and agreably to your request I now communicate a statement of such facts as have come to my knowledge in relation to the claim he has adduced. The principal funds for satisfying demands upon the United States during the administration of the late Board of Treasury, were the...
I have the honour to enclose a copy of a Letter recd. in this office from the Sec. of War, the object of which is, that provision be made for discharging at the Office of the Accountant some part of the pay due to the Commissd. & Non Commissd. officers, and Privates of the Army. There is nothing in the Law which contemplates an arrangement of this kind; but in case it can be carried into...
I have the honour to submit to your consideration, a draft of a Letter to the Contractors of the Army, respecting the payment of Subsistence to Officers—and a proposal for an alteration in the form of the Abstract of Rations issued, which will be particularly necessary in case the proposed arrangement is adopted. It has occurred as a question whether the third section of the Act making...
The original papers of which I herewith enclose Copies, were a few days since recd. from the Accountts Office as Vouchers for accounts transmitted by Mr. Swan Pay Master of the Troops & for which he claims credit. The indications which they contain, that the instructions which were transmitted by the Treasury have not been pursued, render it my duty to submit the case to your consideration. By...
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...
At the request of Colo. Hamilton I have the honour to enclose a copy of a memorandum describing the mode of treatment which was adopted in his case, when attacked with the prevailing fever. I am happy to announce, that the malady has within two days considerably abated, and I have no doubt that each successive day will present still more favourable aspects. I have the honour to be with the...
I had the honour to receive your Letter of the 25th of September yesterday; in consequence of which I immediately wrote to Mr Carter, that the sum requested should be furnished him at any time on his application. The Letter to Colonel Hamilton I shall not fail to transmit immediately. The malady which afflicts Philadelphia has not continued to abate in the manner I expected; it seems that the...