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You will receive herewith an Act of Congress of the 8th. of february last entitled “An Act for giving effect to the several Acts therein mentioned in respect to the State of North Carolina and other purposes.” which I transmit for your government. I am Sir   Your Obedt Servt. LS , to Charles Lee, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; L[S] , to Benjamin Lincoln, RG 36, Collector of...
Mode of Constituting the Proposed Annuities. 1793. Surplus dividend of Bank stock beyond the interest which will   be payable, estimated at 60.000.   Tax 43.199. 6 103.199. 6. 1794. Tax 109.391.60. 1795. Tax 115.955.17. 1796. Part of annual interest converted into annuity 20.000.   Tax 102.912.48 122.912.48.
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the Order of the House of Representatives of the 26th instant respectfully makes the following Report: The only Loan which has been negotiated in Europe, the particulars of which have not already been communicated to the House of Representatives, is one for three Millions of Florins, which our Commissioners at Amsterdam in a letter of the 27th of...
The monthly Schedules of bonds to be returned to this office were originally stated as a paper of importance. In fact the regular transmission of it is essential to the due course of the operations of the Department. This is the document by which I am enabled to calculate by anticipation the receipts to be expected and consequently to regulate my engagements for disbursements and my measures...
It has been stated to me that bills of the old emissions, expressed to have been issued in pursuance of an Act of Congress of 2d. July 1777, have been presented to the loan officers. As no such resolution of Congress appears on their Journals all bills of that description must be rejected by you as counterfeits. I am, Sir,   Your obedt. servant LS , to Nathaniel Appleton, from a private...
It having been represented that the number of men heretofore allowed on board of the revenue Cutters has proved to be insufficient, the President of the united States has consented to the full complement of mariners, agreeably to the 7th Section of the act of the 2d of march last, entitled “An Act supplementary to the act intitled An Act to provide more effectually for the collection of the...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred the petition of Griffith Jones, by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 14th. instant, thereupon respectfully reports: That the case is one of those stated in a former Report to the House, dated the 16th of April 1792, as barred by the Acts of limitation. That the present petition is accompanied with a Certificate, recently given...
In conformity with the opinion of the Attorney General I have to inform you that the addition of 20 ⅌ Cent made to the allowance to Fishing Vessels by the act of May 2nd 1792 is to extend as well to the limitation of 170 Dollars contained in the act of the 16th of February preceeding as to the specific rates of allowance, that is to say, the limitation is now Two hundred and four Dollars...
I have reason to know, that some of the Collectors have conceived themselves authorised to make ye discount allowed by Law for prompt payment, after Bonds were given for securing the Duties. This is not in my opinion, the true construction of the Act. You will therefore under such circumstances avoid making the above discount. I am Sir   Your Obedient Servant LS , to Jedediah Huntington, MS...
The Bank of Maryland being in operation, and its paper having gone into circulation, it is my desire, that the cash notes (that is those payable in specie on demand) be received by you in discharge of all duties of impost and tonnage, arrising in your district under the laws of the United States, and that you will exchange whatever specie you may at any time have in your hands for those notes....
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 17th of April 1792, the Petition of John Hobby of Portland thereupon respectfully reports as follows— The Petitioner is possessed of a Certificate issued in his favour by the Late Quarter Master General for 163 dollars and 12 Ninetieths, which Certificate has not been admitted at the Treasury...
In consequence of two questions lately proposed to me, the first upon the impost Act., and the 2nd. upon the 41 section of the Collection law, I signify to you my opinion on the following points. 1st. That the teas called “ Young Hyson ” and “ Hyson skin ,” are not subject to the duties which, in the several cases are laid on Hyson, but to those only which are imposed on other Green teas;...
[ Philadelphia, May 25, 1791. On June 7, 1791, Jeremiah Olney wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your two circular letters of the 25th. and 26th of May.” Circular of May 25 not found. ] On May 25, 1791, H wrote a letter to Olney marked “circular,” but as the information in this letter was clearly not intended for the other collectors of the customs it has not been printed as a Treasury...
[ New York, September 16, 1790. On September 23, 1790, Nathaniel Appleton wrote to Hamilton : “I recd. your circular Letter of 16th Inst.” Circular not found. ]
In obedience to an order of the House of Representatives of the 21st. Instant (Copy of which I have the honor to enclose) it becomes my duty to request your Excellency to procure and transmit to this Office the Documents and Information therein required. As the next Session of the Legislature will be on the first monday of January ensuing, it is greatly to be wished that the whole of the above...
[ Philadelphia, May 2, 1791. On May 15, 1791, Nathaniel Appleton wrote to Hamilton : “I am favoured with your circular Letter 2d. instant. Circular not found. ]
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred by the House of Representatives the petition of Joseph Ball and Isaac Ledyard, respectfully submits the following report thereupon. The said petition contains the following suggestions. “That an armed Dutch Ship, named the Renown, owned chiefly by Mr. John Ball, Burgher of St. Eustatius, and employed by him in a trade between that place and...
3268Tully No. II, [26 August 1794] (Hamilton Papers)
For the American Daily Advertiser. To the People of the United States. Letter II. It has been observed that the means most likely to be employed to turn the insurrection in the western country to the detriment of the government, would be artfully calculated among other things “to divert your attention from the true question to be decided.” Let us see then what is this question. It is plainly...
An act making allowances for certain services & contingencies in the collection of the Revenue during the year ending on the 30 day of June 1792. Whereas it has been found necessary to provide a compensation for the legal admeasurement of Stills during the year ending on the 30 day of June 1792. it is hereby established & declared, that there may & shall be allowed to the Collectors of the...
At a Meeting at the Presidents House City of Philadelphia Aug 24. 1794 Present The President of The United States. The Secretary of State The Secretary of the Treasury. The President proposed for the opinion and advice of The Secretary of State & the Secretary of the Treasury the following questions. 1   Shall orders issue for the immediate convening of the whole or any part of the Militia...
1   Object. The public Debt is greater than we can possibly pay before other causes of adding to it will occur; and this has been artificially created by adding together the whole amount of the Debtor and Creditor sides of the Account. Answer. The public Debt was produced by the late war. It is not the fault of the present government that it exists; unless it can be proved, that public...
Agreement between Alexander Hamilton Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, by virtue of authority from the President of the United States, on behalf of the United States, of the one part, and the President, Directors and Company of the Bank of the United States of the other part. Whereas in and by the Act, intituled An Act to incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United...