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Statement Shewing the Sums of Appropriation to the End of the Year 1792. Which Will Probably Not Be Required to Satisfy the Same. Balances of appropriation unexpended on the 31st December 1792. Balance which will probably not be required. Balance which will be required dolls: Cents. dolls. Cts dolls: Cents For discharging the warrants issued by the late board of Treasury, 32,176. 73
I find from a letter from one of the Commissioner of Loans that it is conceived, certificates of the state debts cannot be subscribed to the new Loan, unless they express that they are issued for services or supplies toward the prosecution of the late war. By this construction all certificates containing a simple acknowlegment of debt to a certain amount, and all certificates for monies loaned...
A question has been made—“What is to be the voucher to a Collector, for entering anew a Vessel which has been altered in form only?” The 6th Section of the Act, concerning the Registering and Recording of Ships or Vessels, having made provision only for the case of an alteration in burthen. I answer, that the form of a Certificate of Registry, prescribed by the 9th Section of that Act,...
Received Philadelphia May 26. 1792 of Alexander Hamilton forty Dollars on account of the Society for establishing useful Manufactures. D , in the writing of H and signed by Pearce, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Recd. August 24th. 1790. from the hon. Alexr. Hamilton Esqr two hundred dollars, which I promise to repay on demand. ADS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. At the bottom of this document Coxe wrote: “(repaid in Philada. ⅌ Acct. in sundries & Cash).”
It will prevent injury from accidents if the Collectors of the Customs, in all cases of the delivery of a Register to be cancelled, shall cut a hole in the like manner as is directed in the circular letter of the 21st of September last, in regard to the Registers therein mentioned. All certificates of Registry delivered up at any office, wherever issued, are hereafter to be transmitted to the...
The Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the order of the Senate of the 28th of March 1792 “directing the Secy of the Treasury to inquire into the expediency & report to Congress at their next session, the expediency of erecting a light house at Occracock island, or elsewhere, near the entrances of Occracock Inlet, & an estimate of the probable expense,” respectfully makes the following...
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...
For the Argus Camillus has stated several infractions of the Treaty of peace by us, besides that of the Trespass act, which according to the solution given by our own conduct to the question whether performance was to date from the provisional or definitive Treaty must have been prior to the British infraction by the detention of the posts —(viz) 1   An Act of South Carolina of March 26th 1784...
Having been applied to by the Collectors of several Ports, for my opinion on various points, which are of general concern, and in respect to which it is important that the same rules should be every where observed, I have concluded to make my answers to their inquiries the subject of a Circular letter. Some of those inquiries relate to the allowances to which the officers of the Customs are...
The executive government, though it will feel itself strengthened by, had not waited for, this approbation of the influential members of the community. It had long before been sensible of the necessity of immediately pursuing vigorous measures, and had been convinced that delay would confirm its opponents, and might probably commit, to the hazard of the contest, the preservation of its...
Although I have had no reason to suspect, that this government has ever deviated from the resolution, which I have formerly attributed to it, of declining to enter into any political connexion with Sweden and Denmark, I have nevertheless, since the receipt of your Lordship’s last instructions, renewed my enquiries upon the subject, in an incidental conversation with Mr. Hamilton, from whom I...
I explanation of fitting out privateers Charlestown put on footing of their being no law II Letter persisting in objection to it III reclaims Gideon Henfield IV very moderate answer that Courts will do right V Concerning Sloop Republican I Issuing Commissions a mere consular act—
It appears from a Return of the Office of discount & deposit of the United States Bank at Boston, that many of the Collectors in your State make their remittances to that institution; discontinuing the former mode of paying into the Bank of Massachusetts. This transfer of payment from one Bank to the other, having never been directed by me, is irregular and requires explanation. As it was...
In further obedience to the order of the Senate, I have the honor to transmit a return of the Tonnage of all the vessels employed in the import, coasting, and fishing trades of the United States, for one year, ending on the 30th September, 1790. This document will be found to exhibit the degree in which American and foreign vessels participate in every branch of the commerce of the United...
At Governor Simcoe’s desire I have the honor of inclosing the copy of a despatch, which I have received from that Gentleman, explanatory of the reasons that prompt him to decline a compliance with the request of the American Ministers (conveyed through me as stated in my No: 3) that he would contribute his assistance to their agent in the attempts to procure in that quarter a supply of...
In obedience to an order of the House, of the 2d instant, I transmit an abstract of the goods, wares, and merchandise, exported from each State, from the 1st October, 1790, to the 30th September, 1791. ASP American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). , Commerce and Navigation , I, 147. Journal of the House , I...
Some misapprehension having arisen in regard to the provisions concerning Manifests, contained in the 9, 10, 11 and 12th sections of the Collection Law, it becomes proper to enter into certain explanations—to convey the sense and expectations of this Department on the subject. It occurs, in the first place, that these Manifests are only required, where vessels are owned in whole or part by...
In pursuance of a resolution of the House of Representatives, bearing date of the 19th of this instant, we lay before them a copy of the journal of our Board, and a statement of the purchases made since our last report to Congress. We have the honor, sir, to be, your most obedient servants, ASP American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States...
[ Philadelphia, March 10–April 17, 1794 ] “I have the honor of transmitting … a letter … which on the 10th. of March I addressed to the Secretary of State on the subject of the encroachments by the citizens of Vermont on the territory occupied by his Majesty’s arms. To this letter I have not as yet received any answer, though both Mr. Randolph and Mr. Hamilton have assured me that the...
Dol. 90ths Dol. 90ths Taken from Returns, dated March 7, 1789, New-Hampshire 3,170    March 7, 1789, Massachusetts, 7,699 30 May 14, 1789, Connecticut, 7,302 45 Jan. 1st., 1789, New-York, 15,246 Feb. 2, 1789, New-Jersey, 4,733  6 July 5, 1786, Pennsylvania, 11,220 30 For 1787, Virginia,  9,276 60 58,647 81 Conjectural {
[ Philadelphia, April 16, 1791. On April 27, 1791, Nathaniel Appleton wrote to Hamilton : “I am this minute favoured with your Circular Letter 16th instant.” Circular not found. ]