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I have had the honour to receive your Letter dated the 14th instant and have lost no time in obtaining the best information in my power, on the several questions therein stated. The malady with which the City is afflicted, has been progressive, from the time of your departure, untill Monday the 14th instant, at which time it had nearly extended through the City—Several small remissions have...
It appears from accounts depending in the Treasury & unsettled, that very considerable Supplies were furnished by the United States to the Marine of France in the years 1778 1779 & 1780, under the Agency of John Holker Esq late Consul general. The payments made by Mr. Holker on this account, were in Continental bills long after the Supplies were furnished, & when the currency was greatly...
I herewith transmit an Account of the Receipts & Expenditures of the United States for the year 1792, stated from the Records of the Treasury Department pursuant to the permanent Order of the House of Representatives of the 30th. of December 1791. It will be observed that the statement of appropriations & Expenditures now presented, varies in the detail of the Arrangement, from that which was...
I have the honour to enclose three copies of the Statement and Report on your account, with the account of the Bank of the United States with your department, and to be with perfect respect, Sir, Your obedt. Servt. One of the copies not being at present compleated, will be sent in the course of the morning. RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Wolcott; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson...
The question whether Stock standing on the books of the Treasury & the Loan Offices respectively, is liable to attachment, being yet undecided, I judge it necessary to apprise you, that consequences unfavourable to the public Credit, are to be apprehended. The most considerable Credits which have been attached are those standing in the names of John Warder & Co & Donald & Burton; and the...
Pursuant to your directions I herewith transmit the original statement of Jno. Blanchards Account of New Emissions, which was settled at the Treasury in Sept. 1790. It is true that he paid the following sums in New Emissions to Heza. Wetmore for which Credits are passed in the accounts of Jno. Pierce Esq. late P Master General viz 1781 July 1st 50.   Sept. 10th 377.30 being in the whole Four...
A question has occurred upon the following state of facts upon which I take the liberty to request that a legal opinion may be obtained from the Attorney General of the United States. By the Act entitled “an Act providing for the settlement of the claims of Persons under particular circumstances barred by the limitations heretofore established,” passed in the 27th. of March 1792, a period of...
The circumstance announced in the inclosed memorandum, came to my knowledge in consequence of a Letter directed to me officially; I esteem it to be my duty to lay the fact before you as I recd. it, well knowing it to be a deviation from those rules upon which you have directed the business of the Treasury Department to be conducted. I am &c ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. The...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, June 9, 1794. “The following case has occurred in this Office in which I take the liberty to request that the opinion of the Attorney General of the United States may be obtained. In the beginning of the year 1787, Benjamin Eyre, being then and still a Creditor in the Unfunded Stock of the United States, became a bankrupt in London, in consequence of...
Treasury Department, June 24, 1794. “It is my duty to inform you that Daniel Benezet, Collector for Great-Egg-Harbour, has made no return to the Treasury since January 1792; and that several letters have been written to him from this Office on the subject, to which he has neglected to pay any attention. A similar neglect is imputable to John Lawson the younger, Collector for Sunbury, who has...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, July 7, 1794. “In obedience to your Letter of June 25. I have the honour to transmit a statement of the expences incurred at the respective Loan Offices for Clerkship & stationary, at the several periods therein mentioned. I have caused the number of Creditors in the different Stocks, to be stated at the same periods.…” ADf , Connecticut Historical...
I have recd. your Letter of Sept. 30th. & have lost no time in causing Notes to be prepared for the remittances directed to be made to Genl. Miller & Mr. Williams, which will go forward tomorrow by Colo. Presley Nevil to whom a reasonable compensation has been promised. I expect to be able to forward ninety thousand Dollars by the same conveyance to Fort Cumberland for the pay of the army. I...
I have recd. your favour dated the 7: & 8: inst: & shall carefully attend to all your directions. I find that owing to some neglect, your letter to the Bank of New York was not recd. A duplicate which I transmitted produced a cordial & prompt compliance; this accounts for a delay, which at one time I feared was owing to a reluctance to advance the sum requested. It was not intended by me to...
Philadelphia, October 14, 1794. “Letters were yesterday recd. from our Bankers at Amsterdam dated July 1st. & 15th. and August 1st. & 18th.… Mr. Willing advised me some time since not to reduce the price of Excha. on Amsterdam—the bills however were not sold the last time I inquired. I shall make a further inquiry on the subject. I cannot be certain from an Examination of the statement made by...
I judge it proper to keep you apprised of every thing material which occurs in the department and therefore enclose you copies of two letters from the Secretary at war on which Mr. Coxe has requested that 37,000 dollars may be advanced to the Contractor for rations and 15,000 or 20,000 dollars to the Contractor for cloathing for the year 1795. As there is no special appropriation, it will be...
I have received your favour of the 4th. instant and readily assure you of my assent and cooperation in effecting a transfer of Mr. Shorts stock under the power of Attorney of which you have transmitted a Copy. I have the honour to be with great respect Sir your most obedt. servt: Dft ( CtHi : Wolcott Papers); at foot of text: “The Hon Thos Jefferson Esq Monticello.” Recorded in SJL as received...
I have the honour to transmit a Statement of the Rects. & Expenditures of The United States for the year 1793 which has been prepared pursuant to the Order of the House of Representatives passed on the 30th. of Dece. 1791. To this Statement an Appendix has been added, exhibiting the operation of the Fund for reducing the Domestic Debt, to the close of the year 1793, also statements of the...
Dr Cr Epoch of Septem. 3d. 1794 Livres s. d. Livres s. d. To balance due to the United States at the close of the year 1793 exceeding the interest and instslments then due 2 109 974 18 2 By the eighth instalment due on Sept 3: 1794 of the loan of eighteen Millions 1,500,000 To payments made at the Treasury to may 15: viz By Account of interest, for a balance of interest due on the 3d. of...
Guilders. Guilders. Guilders S: d. rate of excha. ⅌ Guilder Amount in Dollars Cents Five ⅌ Cent: Loans effected at Amsterdam. On 4,000,000 of the loan of 5,000,000 ⅌ Contracts dated June 11: 1782, at interest from June 1: 1793 to June 1: 1794 200,000 on 1,000,000 ⅌
Amount of principal of Unfunded debt 6 ⅌ Ct. Stock Deferred Stock 3 ⅌ Ct. Stock Total amount dollars Cents dollars Cents
I have been informed thro’ The Secretary of State, that you have been pleased to appoint me to the office of Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. It is with real diffidence that I undertake to discharge the important duties incident to this appointment; yet if constant exertions & strict fidelity can compensate for such qualifications as I may not possess, I indulge a hope that my...
I have the honor to inclose a draft of an instrument for constituting a temporary Comptroller of the Treasury. I have had a conference with the auditor & I learn from him that he will undertake to perform any duties which in the judgment of the President the public interest may require; but as he is engaged jointly with the Commissioner of the revenue in the settlement of certain important...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to The President of the United States, certain documents, by which it appears that John Muir Collector for the District of Vienna in Maryland, has neglected his duty in failing to collect (or to institute in season, suits for the recovery of) bonds for duties due to the United States. This Collector has moreover failed to pay...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor of transmitting to the President, of the U. States—two official Certificates of settlements made at the Treasury, by which it appears that the United States are indebted, To Joshua Yeates and James Ross for compensations and expenses while acting under a commission from the President, on business relating to the Insurrection in Pennsylvania 832.30...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit to the President of the United States a draft of a nomination to certain vacant offices. In case the supplementary collection law now on its passage shall be approved, certain offices will require to be filled before the first of May; for most of which proper characters have been brought in view. The Secretary of State concurs with me in...
I have the honour to transmit a Return of the exports of the United States, for the year ending the 30th of September 1794; with a Letter relative thereto from the Commissioner of the Revenue, of this date. I have the honour to be / with perfect respect, / Sir / Your Obedient Servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I enclose an extract for your Report to the House of Representatives of the 23d. of January 1792 which contains all that was then said respecting the Loan Office Certificates bearing Interest on a nominal Capital. It would have been sent sooner if the Report could have been readily found. I am Dear Sir, with perfect respect, your most obed. servt. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress....
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the consideration of the President of the United States, the result of certain conditional proposals made to the Bank of the United States, for obtaining a Loan of Eight hundred thousand Dollars of that Institution. It is believed that the terms are as reasonable as, under present circumstances, can be expected, and accordingly the form...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor of transmitting to the President of the United States, two official Certificates of settlements made at the Treasury, by which it appears that the Ud States are indebted, To Aquila Giles, Marshal of the District of New York, for four hundred and forty six days custody of the privateer sloop Polly, & the expenses attendant thereon; seized by order of...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit most respectfully to the consideration of The President a copy of a Letter from this Department to the President of the Bank of the United States, dated the 6th Instant, with a copy of certain resolutions of the Board of Directors of that Institution of the 10th of the present month. It will be seen that the Instalment of one million of...
The Secretary of The Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to The President of the United States, the enclosed communication from the Commissioner of the revenue stating the terms upon which a contract has been made for procuring nine chains for the use of the Buoys stationed off St Mary’s river, the harbour of Charleston, and the entrance of Chesapeak bay. It appears to the Secretary...
At a Meeting of the Trustees for the redemption of the Public Debt, at the Senate Chamber on the 4th of April 1795. Present, The Secretary of State, The Secretary of the Treasury, The Attorney General; The Certificate of the Register of the Treasury being read, by which it appears that the quarterly interest of the Stock standing on the Books of the Treasury to the credit of the said Trustees...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor most respectfully to transmit for the consideration of the President of the United States, sundry papers relative to a general arrangement of compensations for the officers employed in the collection of the internal Revenues which at the request of the Secretary have been prepared by the Commissioner of the Revenue. The additional latitude on the...
The Secretary of The Treasury has the honor of transmitting to The President of the United States an official Certificate of a settlement made at The Treasury; by which it appears that the United States are indebted to William Lindsay, Collector of Norfolk, the sum of Four hundred & eighty nine dollars & seven cents: being the amount paid by him to David M. Randolph Marshal for the District of...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of the President of the United States, a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 29th instant transmitting a proposal of Mr Peleg Coffin for supplying the U. States with Oil for the use of the Lighthouses. It is the opinion of the Secretary that it is for the Interest of the United States to close with the said...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor most respectfully to submit to the President of the United States, copies of certain documents in respect to the official conduct of Edward Wigglesworth Collector of the Customs for the District of Newbury-port in the State of Massachusetts; by which it appears— 1st. That the said Collector has omitted to give bond with sureties for the faithful...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the consideration of the President of the United States an account of David Lenox, late marshal of Pennsylvania, amounting to twelve hundred and thirty three Dollars. The two first charges respect a reasonable compensation for the services of the said Marshal on a journey to the Western Counties of Pennsylvania, including the expenses...
I have recd. your Letters of June 13th. & 15th. for which I thank you & I inclose the statement you desire. I had in season taken measures for receiving our Debt on Loan in Amsterdam. The plan is to surrender the existing obligations to the Comrs. who in lieu thereof issue triplicate descriptive Certificates to the Creditors—any one being produced at the Treasury will command the new Stock....
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the requisition of the President of the United States respectfully submits his opinion upon the following questions, arising upon the resolution passed by the Senate on the 24th of the present month, respecting the proposed Treaty with Great Britain. 1st Is, or is not, the said resolution intended to be the final act of the Senate, or do they...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States, a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 7th instant, covering proposals by Thomas Dodge and Jonathan Beck junior dated at Newbury Port on the 16th of June 1795 for erecting a Lighthouse on Plumb-Island in Massachusetts. It appears that the same persons proposed in May 1794 to erect the...
I have recd. your several Letters dated June 22d. 26th. 30th. & the 2nd. current. The non publication of the Treaty, was a measure not consistent with my first impressions & expectations. It was not however left by the Senate in the manner you suppose. Their resolution indeed evinces the contrary—& the Executive must in addition to whatever difficulties would have attended a publication, if...
The Secretary of The Treasury has the honor most respectfully to inform The President of the United States, that it appears by communications from the Commissioner of the Revenue, to be expedient that some person be appointed to superintend the Lighthouse establishment at Bald head, on Cape Fear in North Carolina. It appears to the Secretary to be advisable that this agency should be committed...
I went to the State House yard last Saturday for the purpose of observing the proceedings—there were not in my opinion fifteen hundred persons present—and one half of this number took no part in what was done—the persons who voted, were of the ignorant & violent class of the community. Doct. Shippen was Chairman, & Dallas[,] Pettit, Swanwick, Muhlenbergh, McClenaghan[,] Barker, & Judge McKean...
You see that attempts are made to stir up a flame & convulse the country respecting the Treaty: though the actors hitherto are known to be a factious set of men & their followers generally a contemptible mob, yet from the systimatical manner in which they have proceeded and some curious facts which have recently come to my knowledge, I cannot but suspect foul play , by persons not generally...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor most respectfully to represent to The President of the United States, that by an Act entitled “an act making further appropriations for the military and naval establishments & for the support of Government,” passed on the 3d day of March 1795, The President of the United States is empowered to borrow of the Bank of the United States or of any other...
I have your Letter of the 28th: I will see the Secy of War this morning, and you may rely upon it, that the movement will be suspended. The true state of things in this city is, that the Treaty was at first unpopular, the expectations of vain sanguine men, who considered this Country as all powerful & intittled to dictate, were not satisfied—every engine of faction was successfully set at...
[ Philadelphia, August 3, 1795. On August 5, 1795, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott : “I have received yours of the 3d instant.” Letter not found. ]
The President has decided that the Treaty shall be ratified & transmitted for exchange immediately and in my opinion he has decided right. I regret that this was not done long since, as I presume much of the party spirit which has been excited would have been prevented. A government like ours can rarely take a middle course on any point which interests the public feelings—delay for whatever...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of the President of the United States, a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 11 Inst. transmitting a proposal of Mr John McComb Junr of New York for erecting a Lighthouse upon Montaak point. It is the opinion of the Secretary that it is for the Interest of the United States to close with the said proposal....
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 17th Inst: covering a proposal made by the honble Henry Dearborn esqur. for erecting a Lighthouse on Seguin Island in the District of Maine. It appears that in consequence of several petitions having been presented to Congress praying the repeal of...