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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...
It is with pleasure I am able to inform you that you have been appointed Auditor in the Department of the Treasury. The salary of this office is 1500 Dollars. Your friends having expressed a doubt of your acceptance, I cannot forbear saying, that I shall be happy to find the doubt has been ill founded; as from the character I have received of you, I am persuaded you will be an acquisition to...
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.