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Report on Supplementary Sums Necessary to Be Appropriated for the Services of the Year 1793, 26 February 1793

Report on Supplementary Sums Necessary to Be
Appropriated for the Services of the Year 1793

Treasury Department,
February 26th. 1793.
[Communicated on February 27, 1793]1

[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives]

The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully reports to the House of Representatives a suplementary estimate of certain sums for which appropriations are necessary.

These appropriations may be charged upon any monies, which shall have come into the Treasury of the United States, to the end of the present year, not proceeding from the duties on imports and tonnage and not heretofore appropriated, and also upon the surplus, if any, of the duties on imports and tonnage during the present year, as an auxiliary fund.

The Secretary embraces this Opportunity of observing that a provision is requisite, to the orderly conducting of the business, for paying the interest on the two millions of Dollars borrowed of the bank2 out of the dividends from time to time declared upon the Stock of the United States in the said bank.

All which is respectfully submitted

Alexander Hamilton,
Secretary of the Treasury.

Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.

1Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I. description ends , 721.

2See Section 11 of “An Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States” (1 Stat. 196 [February 25, 1791]).

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