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I have to request, that you will retain in your hands a sufficient sum of the monies arising from the duties on Imports and Tonnage for the purpose of discharging the Allowances to Fishing Vessels which will become due in your District on the 31st of December ensuing, and which are to be paid agreeably to the instructions heretofore given for that purpose. If the funds accruing in your office...
There has been furnished to you as Agent for the Frigate to be built at Boston the sum of five Thousand Dollars. The laws respecting the Treasury and War Departments, direct that all supplies for the latter shall be procured under the direction of the former. This part of the business of the Treasury Department has been confided by me to the Commissioner of the Revenue, who is Tench Coxe...
Whereas by an Act passed the fourth day of August in this present year, intitled “An Act making provision for the debt of the United States” it is among other things enacted that The President of the United States be authorised to cause to be borrowed on behalf of the United States a Sum or Sums not exceeding in the whole Twelve Millions of Dollars, and that so much of that Sum as may be...
The Secretary of the Treasury on the Letter from the Governor of North Carolina of the 25 of February last and the accompanying documents referred to him by the President respectfully makes the following Report. William Skinner Commissioner of Loans for North Carolina, by two letters dated at Hillsborough the 22 of July 1791, informed the Secretary of the Treasury of certain resolutions of the...
Having been informed by the Secretary of War that there will be an additional number of Pensioners placed on the Pension list of the several states and as it is probable that you will receive some instructions from General Knox on the subject of those residing in your state—I have to request that you will as in the other cases discharge all such additional pensions out of the funds heretofore...
It being highly expedient that the Marshall should be immediately charged on the Books of the Treasury with the monies which you might advance to him in pursuance of my letter to you of the 2nd of July 1793 I have to request that the receipts for all payments already made, or made by you hereafter to the said Marshall may be immediately transmitted to this Office. I am with consideration   sir...
I have concluded to request that all repairs necessary for keeping the Revenue Cutter in about the same condition in which it was originally fitted may henceforth be directed by you, without special reference to the Treasury. In giving this instruction however, I must particularly recommend to guard against what may be deemed an habitual disposition in masters of Vessels, to extend equipments...
I send you herewith an Act of the last session of Congress, entitled, “An Act in addition to the Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States.” This Act is relative to objects which have been already committed to your attention by my letter of the 4th, of August 1793; serving to invigorate the means of repressing practices which are as contrary to good order as dangerous...
The Public service having required at certain times to call upon the Supervisors to perform duties, not immediately connected with their office, I have to inform you that in cases in which you shall have been requested to perform services not relative to the Revenues under your supervision and which involve a disbursement of money you will be allowed one ⅌ Cent on the sums disbursed for such...
Congress having made provision for Fortifying the port of [Boston] in your district it becomes necessary to engage some fit person as Agent to procure materials tools and labourers, and to be charged with the disbursement of all monies which are to be disbursed in the execution of the business. The sum estimated for the fortification of [Boston] is [Drs 8749 ²⁸⁄₁₀₀] in addition to this there...
I have the honor to transmit herewith for the information of the House of Representatives, a general Abstract of the Exports of the United States for one Year, ending on the 30th of September, 1793. Annexed thereto are two summary Statements for the same period; the first exhibiting the Value of the Exports from each State, and the second presenting a View of the exportation to all the foreign...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully reports to the House of Representatives. An Estimate of certain Sums amounting together to Seven hundred and fifteen thousand, Six hundred and ten dollars and 87 Cents, for which a further Appropriation is requisite. The Appropriations already made leave no reliance on any funds for that purpose except those which may arise from such additional...
An act has just passed the Legislature prohibiting for a limited time the exportation of arms and ammunition, &c. a copy of which is herewith enclosed for your Government. I request that you will particularly enjoin it upon the proper officers to pay an immediate and strict attention to the due execution of the said act. The enclosed is a translation of a Decree of the National Convention,...
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...
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...
Dr. Cr.   1794. 1793. Januy. 3d. To Warrant No. 3322 in favor of Bartholemew Dandridge being for so much paid by Edward Carrington to Andrew Beedles for carrying a Packet of Dispatches from the President of the United States to Mr. Jefferson, 16th. October 1793 13.33 Decemr. 31. By Balance unexpended as ⅌ certified Account rendered under this date, and lay’d before Congress 8,154.50 Feby. 11....
[To the Select Committee Appointed to Examine the Treasury Department] dollars Cts 1791 Dollars Cts Amount of bills on Amsterdam placed in the Bank of New york for sale f 1,125,000 @ 36⁴⁄₁₁/90 454,545 30 Aug: 17 Warrant in favour of the Treasurer 132,121 87 1792 Interest   4,712 79 May 31 ditto 327,136 22 Dollars 459,258 09 Dollars 459,258 09 1791
[ Philadelphia, May 3, 1794. The minute book of the select committee appointed to examine the Treasury Department records on this date a “Letter from the Secy. of the Treasy. accompanying statement of informal advances.” Letter and report not found. ] Copy, RG 233, Papers of the Select Committee Appointed to Examine the Treasury Department, Third Congress, National Archives. For background to...
The Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the Order of the House of Representatives of the 28th. of February 1794, respectfully makes the following report: The paper A, herewith transmitted, is a Copy of the Contract with the Bank of the United States respecting the Loan of two Millions of dollars had of that Institution in conformity with a provision for that purpose in the Act by which it is...
It is understood that by virtue of the seventeenth article of our Treaty with Sweden, vessels of that nation are exempted from the operation of the embargo, now in force, in the ports of the United States, pursuant to the resolutions of Congress of the 26th of March and 18th instant. You will therefore upon application grant clearances, as usual, to such Swedish vessels as may happen to be in...
You will herewith receive for your Government a resolve of Congress of the second instant, relatively to the embargo. Another resolution has just passed for continuing the embargo to the 25th. day of May next, which is herewith transmitted. With great consideration   I am Sir   Your obedient Servant LS , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1794–1813,...
[ Philadelphia, April 14, 1794 ] This report consists of a general statement of exports from the United States for one year ending on September 30, 1793, a “Supplement A” concerning exports, and a “Summary B” giving the total value of exports to each nation in both the general statement and the supplement. ASP American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the...
[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives] The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred, by an order of the House of Representatives of the 24th of January last a Representation from the Legislature of the State of Kentucky concerning the expences of certain expeditions carried on against the Indians, since the 1st. day of January 1785, respectfully makes the following Report...
[To the Select Committee Appointed to Examine the Treasury Department] Principles and course of proceeding, with regard to the disposition of the monies borrowed abroad, by virtue of the Acts of the 4 and 12 of August 1790, as to the point of authority. It was conceived by the Secretary of the Treasury, to be a clear principle resulting from the constitution of the Treasury Department, and...
Inclosed you will find a resolution of Congress for laying an embargo on all vessels in the ports of the United States bound to any foreign port or place, for the term of thirty days. It is understood that this is not to interfere with any of the usual proceedings in the cases of vessels employed in the coasting trade or Fisheries except that the surrender of a license in order to the...
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...
Probable demands on the Treasury to the first of July 1794—vist. For the Departmt. of War by estimation 400,000    For the payment of foreign officers 127,474.75. For sums informally advanced by the bank of the U.S. for the public service for want of appropriation. 99,543.05 For bills purchased & to be purchased to remit to Amsterdam for payments of interest & instalment falling due on the...
A Proclamation. Whereas I have received information that certain persons in violation of the Laws, have presumed under colour of a foreign authority to enlist, within the state of Kentuckey, citizens of the United States, and have there assembled an armed force for the purpose of invading and plundering the territories of a nation at peace with the said United States: And Whereas such...
A Summary Statement Exhibiting the Receipts into the Treasury from Domestic Resources, and Also the Expenditures of the United States Other Than for the Repayment of Domestic Loans, or Out of the Proceeds of Bills Drawn on Amsterdam, from the Commencement of the Present Government to the End of 1793. Quarter ending December 31: 1789. To warrants for Expenditures drawn to december 31: 1789...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred the representation of Richard Wade and others respectfully reports thereupon as follows: The paper A herewith transmitted (being a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue, who is charged with the immediate Superintendance of the Light House Establishments) exhibits the result of the investigation, which has been made in relation to the...
[To the Select Committee Appointed to Examine the Treasury Department] I.   As to the Collection. Public monies have proceeded from six sources. The duties on Imports and Tonnage—Duties on Spirits distilled within the United States—Foreign Loans—Domestic loans—Duties on patents and coined cents—Debts from individuals. In the first instance—The duties on imports and tonnage are received by the...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of Jacob Bailey by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 25th of May 1790, thereupon respectfully Reports— That the Secretary has caused inquiry to be made at the proper Office of the Treasury concerning the Case of the Petitioner, and has received the following Information Vizt. The Commissioner for settling the...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the petition of Elisha Bennett, by an order of the Senate of the 20th. of November 1792, thereupon Respectfully Reports That the claim of the Petitioner is one, to the adjustment of which the power of the Treasury is competent. That it has been rejected at the Auditors Office for the following reasons: The only paper in that Office relating to...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 24th of December 1792 the Memorial of Joseph Bennet thereupon respectfully Reports as follows— The Memorialist represents that in May and August 1779 certain debts were paid to him in old Continental Money which having been declared a legal Tender by Congress, he had been obliged to receive at...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 12th of February 1791, the Petition of James Bingham, John Hertell, James Craven and John Evans of the City of New York, Guagers, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— The Petition seeks Compensation for computing and marking a Number of Cases of Geneva, prior to the operation of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 16th of February 1793, the Petition of Oliver Bowen, thereupon respectfully reports as follows— The petition seeks an Allowance of Interest upon a Settlement made by the State of Georgia in the year 1783, for Supplies furnished during the late War. The Secretary is of Opinion that an...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 2nd July 1790 the Petition of Jabez Champlin of Rhode Island, thereupon respectfully Reports— That the Claim of the petitioner, being for a Certain balance remaining due to him from the United States on a draft of the late Qr Mr General upon the receiver of Continental Taxes for the State of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the House of Representatives the Memorial of Edward Darrel of Charleston, respectfully makes thereupon the following Report— The Memorial seeks compensation for a Cargo of Rice, Lumber, Tobacco and Naval Stores alleged to have been delivered to the Garrison of Charleston for their Use in April 1780, and for a Vessel stated to have been...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of John Edgar of Kaskaskias by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 2nd of February 1791, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— The Petitioner represents that during his residence in the Western Country, he made, at different periods, presents to several Tribes of Indians in the Illonois Country, consisting...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 3d. of November 1791, the Petition of Gosuinus Erkelens, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— That the Secretary has heretofore reported on the Case of the Petitioner upon a former Application and reference. That the Petitioner having since died, it is conceived that a renewal of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of George Fechem of Massachusetts, by an Order of the House of Representatives, of the 4th of February 1793 thereupon respectfully submits the following Report— The Object of the petition is the settlement of three different Claims against the United States of the following nature. The first arises on a Contract for a quantity of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 3d. of February 1792, the petition of Hugh Ferguson, thereupon respectfully Reports as follows— It appears from the documents of the Treasury, that the petitioners Accounts have been regularly and finally settled by the Commissioner for settling the Accounts of the Commissary Department; that...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred the Petition of Lawrence Fonda, by an order of the House of Representatives of the 16th of March 1792 thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— It appears that the Petitioner was an Assistant Deputy Commissary of Forage under the direction of Andrew Bostwick Deputy Commissary General of Forage for the State of New York from June 1778...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of James Gamble by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 14th. instant thereupon respectfully Reports— That the Claim of the petitioner has been heretofore considered and rejected, as appears, on the Journals of Congress under date the 15th of April 1784. That the Petitioner having been informed of this decision, (of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 24th May 1790, the Petition of William Hardy and Joseph Bedford, thereupon respectfully Reports— That upon inquiry it is understood to be true, that the Petitioners were employed by direction of the late Board of Treasury, in the examination, counting and destroying of the Old Emission Money,...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the House of Representatives the Petition of Joseph Henry respectfully submits the following Report— The above mentioned Petition seeks compensation by way of rent for the use of a Lot of Ground in the County of Frederick in the State of Virginia which in February 1781, was let by Mathias Bush to certain Agents of that State for the...
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...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the House of Representatives, the Memorial of John R. Livingston respectfully reports thereupon as follows— The object of the said memorial is to seek the revision of certain Statements of the Account of the Memorialist with the United States, and a Settlement upon principles deemed by him more equitable. The facts which appear in relation...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 20th of February 1792, the Memorial of Thomas McElderry of Baltimore, Agent of Thomas Horatio and Judson Clagett, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— The Memorial seeks a remittance of Duties which appear to have been secured at the Custom House in Baltimore on certain goods...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred, by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 26th. of December 1793, the Petition of John McLean, thereupon respectfully reports, as follows— The Petitioner claims compensation for damages done upon his Farm in Dutchess County in the State of New York by the American Army in the Year 1778. This being a Case in principle similar to that...