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Treasury Department, December 27, 1791. “I have examined the memorial of Wm. W. Smith for himself and as Administrator to Gilbert Tennent deceased and of Joseph Eaker by his Attorney George Hunter, and report the following state of facts and opinion thereon. That it appears from the books and documents appertaining to the late Hospital Department, that Wm. W. Smith continued in the service of...
For the purpose of obviating the difficulties which have been experienced in respect to the Act providing compensations for the Officers of the judicial Courts of the United States & for jurors & Witnesses; and for the more regular collection & payment of the monies accruing from fines & forfeitures; I take the liberty to submit the following sentiments to your consideration. That all fees &...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, January 13, 1792. Submits “forms for regulating the payment of Drawbacks arising on the exportation of spirits distilled within the United States.” ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, February 29, 1792. Sends report on memorial of Samuel Fowler. States: “Though there is not any recollection of the particular Certificate presented by Saml Fowler and defaced at the Treasury, yet from the circumstances now stated, it is evident that said Certificate was a forgery and not chargeable to the public. That the negligence imputed by the...
The inclosed documents were lodged in this office by the assignees therein named for the purpose of obtaining transfers of all the Stock in the books of the Treasury to the Credit of John M. Taylor & Andrew Summers. The business has been hitherto suspended for the purpose of ascertaining whether any of the provisions in the Bankrupt Law of Pensylvania, would render it unsafe or inexpedient to...
The inclosed Letters of Administration granted to Catharine Jones on the estates of John Hanholt George Hollman, Bernard Brulbiner, James Burt John Geroir, & Atonia Lasambert late Soldiers of Genl Hazens Regt. were some time since presented at this Office with a power of Attorney from the said Catharine Jones, to Alexander Power of the City of Philadelphia, Broker for the purpose of obtaining...
The following occurrence took place a few days since in this Office, which I take the liberty to state, that a rule may be established to govern in future or similar occasions. Solomen Marks Jr appeared at the Office with John McCulloh and in his presence wrote a transfer to said McCulloh on a Certificate for One hundred & eighty one Dolls & sixty one Cents. six ⅌ Cent Stock. Before the...
Philadelphia, May 12, 1792. Submits “forms for regulating the payment of Interest on the Funded Stock in the Loan Offices of Massachusetts, New York, Pensylvania, Maryland & So Carolina.” ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, June 4, 1792. “I have considered the question stated by Samuel Bayard Esq Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States … & am of opinion that charges for postage which may be incurred by him in executing his official duties can be properly allowed.… The Letters from Mr. Bayard to the several Clerks can be ⟨ma⟩rked as paid & the postage charged to...
The following occurrence has happened in relation to which I request your opinion. Matthias Huysinga Misschert in pursuance of a power of Attorney from Theodosus Gerhardus Bosch of Utrecht, has subscribed to the Loan proposed by Congress about seventy thousand Dollars of Registered Debt, for which he requests Certificates of Funded Debt in the name of the said Bosch. Previously to the time of...
The paper referred to by Abishai Thomas Esq. in his Letter dated the 12th instant, is merely a Rect. signed “ James Green Jr. Treas. Loan Office ” for a number of indented Certificates supposed to be then issued in pursuance of the resolutions of Congress of the 2d. of January & 2nd. of July 1779 in favour of a Chairman of a Committee of Accounts in North Carolina. The Rect. was given by Mr....
I have the honour to enclose for your inspection a statement of the Loans recd. by the United States from the Government of France with a calculation of the Interest due thereon to the 1st. day of January 1792. In this statement no notice is taken of the advances made at the Treasury of the United States or of the remittances by the Dutch Commissioners on account of said Loans. In the account...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, June 25, 1792. “I have considered the proposition stated in … Governor Mifflins Letter to you dated the 23d. instant, and can discover no objection to an arrangement being made, for permitting transfers to the Commonwealth of Pensylvania, of the sums which have been subscribed in the State Certificates. If this is done the Commonwealth will be...
It is my opinion that compensations for the services of the Clerks of the Circuit Courts in making records & issuing Certificates for the pensions of Invalids are fully provided for, by the third section of the Act intittled “an Act for regulating processes in the Courts of the United States and providing compensations for the Officers of the said Courts & for Jurors & Witness” and that...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, October 24, 1792. “Some time since a claim was presented for settlement by Mr. Samuel Young of this City in favour of William Lewiss late a Soldier of the Virginia Regiment of the Army, which … has been certified by the Register of the Treasury. The delivery of the Certificate was however suspended.… The claim is now renewed by Mr. George Stout who...
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, November 24, 1792. “I have prepared a sett of forms for the Superintendents of Indian Affairs, which I have now the honor to transmitt for your consideration, also the draft of a Letter on the same subject. These forms have been calculated with a view to the establishment of an Officer, to superintend the examination & settlement of all deliveries of...
I have the honour to transmit the following statements of disbursements by the Department of War in the years 1790 & 1791. Number 1. Being a statement of the accounts of Henry Knox Esq. Secretary at War as settled at the Treasury. No. 2. Being a statement of the accounts of Joseph Howell Esq. from the 10th. of Sept. 1789. to the 1st. of March 1790. as settled at the Treasury. No. 3. Being a...
The 25th: Section of the act entittled “an Act concerning the registering & recording of Ships & Vessells” provides for the payment of the following fees to the Officers of the Customs. For the admeasurement of a Ship encluding Cents 200 Tons 200. For a Certificate of Registry 200. For a Bond  25 $4.25. In Districts where there is no Naval Officer, two thirds of the fees, are to be recd. for...
I herewith transmit an extract from a Law of the Commonwealth of Virginia passed on the 26th. of Decr. 1792. Also extracts from a Letter written by Jno. Hopkins Esq. dated Jany 3d. 1793. & from a Letter written to him from this office dated February 22d 1793. These papers will shew, that the Commonwealth of Virginia authorised the Treasr. to issue from the State Treasy. certain Certificates of...
I have the honor of communicating to you the information which has been received for the subscriptions to the loan payable in the principal and interest of certificates or notes issued by the respective States, and of the amount admitted on loan, under the Acts of August 4th. 1790 and May 8th. 1792 In certificates of the State of New Hampshire subscribed under the act of august 4: 1790...
I have perused a Letter dated July 30th. 1793 addressed by Mr Andrew G. Fraunces to the President of the United States, and agreably to your request I now communicate a statement of such facts as have come to my knowledge in relation to the claim he has adduced. The principal funds for satisfying demands upon the United States during the administration of the late Board of Treasury, were the...
I have the honour to enclose a copy of a Letter recd. in this office from the Sec. of War, the object of which is, that provision be made for discharging at the Office of the Accountant some part of the pay due to the Commissd. & Non Commissd. officers, and Privates of the Army. There is nothing in the Law which contemplates an arrangement of this kind; but in case it can be carried into...
I have the honour to submit to your consideration, a draft of a Letter to the Contractors of the Army, respecting the payment of Subsistence to Officers—and a proposal for an alteration in the form of the Abstract of Rations issued, which will be particularly necessary in case the proposed arrangement is adopted. It has occurred as a question whether the third section of the Act making...
The original papers of which I herewith enclose Copies, were a few days since recd. from the Accountts Office as Vouchers for accounts transmitted by Mr. Swan Pay Master of the Troops & for which he claims credit. The indications which they contain, that the instructions which were transmitted by the Treasury have not been pursued, render it my duty to submit the case to your consideration. By...
I have no recollection of Mr. Anthony Singletons application to fund Certificates of Regd. Debt, and unless the Certificates are presented I cannot judge whether there are any valid objections against complying with his request. I well recollect that in the year 1791, it was a standing rule to admit no transfer of any Certificates issued by Mr. Nourse without a power of Attorney. It was found...
It appears from accounts depending in the Treasury & unsettled, that very considerable Supplies were furnished by the United States to the Marine of France in the years 1778 1779 & 1780, under the Agency of John Holker Esq late Consul general. The payments made by Mr. Holker on this account, were in Continental bills long after the Supplies were furnished, & when the currency was greatly...
I herewith transmit an Account of the Receipts & Expenditures of the United States for the year 1792, stated from the Records of the Treasury Department pursuant to the permanent Order of the House of Representatives of the 30th. of December 1791. It will be observed that the statement of appropriations & Expenditures now presented, varies in the detail of the Arrangement, from that which was...
The question whether Stock standing on the books of the Treasury & the Loan Offices respectively, is liable to attachment, being yet undecided, I judge it necessary to apprise you, that consequences unfavourable to the public Credit, are to be apprehended. The most considerable Credits which have been attached are those standing in the names of John Warder & Co & Donald & Burton; and the...
Pursuant to your directions I herewith transmit the original statement of Jno. Blanchards Account of New Emissions, which was settled at the Treasury in Sept. 1790. It is true that he paid the following sums in New Emissions to Heza. Wetmore for which Credits are passed in the accounts of Jno. Pierce Esq. late P Master General viz 1781 July 1st 50.   Sept. 10th 377.30 being in the whole Four...
A question has occurred upon the following state of facts upon which I take the liberty to request that a legal opinion may be obtained from the Attorney General of the United States. By the Act entitled “an Act providing for the settlement of the claims of Persons under particular circumstances barred by the limitations heretofore established,” passed in the 27th. of March 1792, a period of...