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Enclosure B: [Appropriations Made by Congress August 1789–December 1790], [3 February 1792]

B.

Appropriations made by Congress between August 1789 and December 1790.
Dollars. Total. Balance.
Appropriation of 216.000.     per act of Septmr: 20th. 178910 216.000    } No. 1 38 125.68
39 190.000.  ”  ditto 190 000    38.854. 3.
69. 147.169.⁵⁴⁄₁₀₀ March 26th: 179011 147 169.54 53 688.30
88. 141.492.⁷³⁄₁₀₀. 141.492.73 4.429.15.
319 20.000     July 22nd. 1790 Indian Treaty12 20.000    13.000. -
320. 104.327.²²⁄₁₀₀. Augst. 12th. 179013 104 327.22 11.035.35.
336. 38.892.⁷⁵⁄₁₀₀  ”   1.179014  38.892.75     209.62
857.882.24 159.342.13.
57. 96.000  ”  Septmr. 20th. for Invalids in the year15 96.000.-   } No. 2 48.482.4
292. 96.979.⁷²⁄₁₀₀  ”      for Ditto in16  96.979.72   7.018.72
192.979.72 55.500.76
85. 10.000  ”  August 4th. 1790 for revenue Cutters17 10.000.-   } No. 3 9.430.
329. 10.000  ”  Mar: 26th: 1790 for Contingent expences of Governmt:18 10.000.    8.774.30
339 50.000  ”  Augt. 12th. 179019 50.000.    2.695.51.
355 40.000  ”  July 1.1790, for intercourse with Foreign Nations20 40.000.-   38.766.67
357. 40.000  ”  Augt: 12.1790. for the late Qr. Mr. Genls: Departmt21 40.000.-   38.545.92
192  ”  March 26th 1790. for Gefford Dally & J: Mathers.22 192.-   192.-  
1,500  ”  Augst 10th: 1790 for building. Portland light-house23   1.500.-     1.500.-  
151.692.    99.904.40
20.000  ”  ” 20. 1789 for the Indian treaty24 20.000.    } No. 4
137.000  ”  Septr. 29, 1789. War depart25 137.000.-  
200  ”  Augt: 11. 1790.26 200.-  
74. 155.537.72   War departt. 179027 155.537.72
299. 1.309.71   July 1st: 179028 1309.71
”  120  ”  in the year 179029    120.-  
314.167.43
81. Genl Appropriation for Congress &ca: March 26th. 179030   173.699.12 No. 5
301. Appropriation for paying of Interest August 4th. 179031 1.184 652.87 } No. 6
“ for the reduction of the Public Debt Augt: 12 179032   699.984.23
1.884.637.10

Recapitulation.

No 1 For   159.342.13.
2  “   55.500.76
3.  “   99.904.40
4.  “   314.167.43.
5.  “   173.699.12
6  “   1.884.637.10
Mr: O Hara’s33 explanation to
No. 1. I apprehend that most of the demands upon the appropriations of which this is the balance are fully complied with, but I suppose it wou’d be well to retain 26.000 drs. to answer any demands that might occur.
2. On this balance demands are and probably will be made in future.
3. Large demands are expected to be made upon this balance except Appropriation of 192 dolls: for dally & Mathers which has been paid by the Secy. of the Senate & Clerk of the House of representatives.
4. No balance arises here being for the War departmt. & fully paid up.
 
5. Amount paid for the reduction of the public Debt and payment of Interest on Funded & Registered Debt.
6. No balance arises here being appropriated for the Compensation of Congress &ca.

10Nourse is referring to “An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the present year” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 95 [September 29, 1789]).

11“An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 104–06).

12“An Act providing for holding a Treaty or Treaties to establish Peace with certain Indian tribes” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 136).

13“An Act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 185–86).

14Nourse is referring to “An Act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 185–86 [August 12, 1790]).

15Nourse is referring to “An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the present year” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 95 [September 29, 1789]).

16“An Act further to provide for the Payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 129–30 [July 16, 1790]) provided authorization for payment. The specific appropriation was provided by “An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 104–06 [March 26, 1790]).

17Section 62 of “An Act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels” provided: “That the President of the United States be empowered to cause to be built and equipped, so many boats or cutters, not exceeding ten, as may be necessary to be employed for the protection of the revenue, the expense whereof shall not exceed ten thousand dollars, which shall be paid out of the product of the duties on goods, wares and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 175).

18Section 3 of “An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety” provided: “That the President of the United States be authorized to draw from the treasury a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, for the purpose of defraying the contingent charges of government, to be paid out of the monies arising as aforesaid from the duties on imports and tonnage; and that he cause a regular statement and account of such expenditures to be laid before Congress at the end of the year” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 105).

19“An Act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 185–86).

20“An Act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 128–29).

21“An Act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 185–86).

22Section 6 of “An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety” reads in part as follows: “… the sum of ninety-six dollars to James Mathers and Gifford Dalley, each, for services during the late recess of Congress” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 105).

23“An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to finish the Lighthouse on Portland Head, in the District of Maine” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 184).

24“An Act providing for the Expenses which may attend Negotiations or Treaties with the Indian Tribes, and the appointment of Commissioners for managing the same” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 54).

25“An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the present year” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 95).

26Section 6 of “An Act for the relief of disabled soldiers and seamen lately in the service of the United States, and of certain other persons” reads as follows: “And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to Seth Harding, for three months and ten days’ services on board the Alliance frigate, during the late war, at the rate of sixty dollars per month, being the pay of a captain, to be paid out of the moneys arising from imposts and tonnage” (6 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America [Private Statutes] (Boston, 1856). description ends 4).

27“An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 104–06 [March 26, 1790]).

28“An Act to satisfy the claims of John McCord against the United States” (6 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America [Private Statutes] (Boston, 1856). description ends 2–3).

29Section 6 of “An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety” reads in part as follows: “And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars, be paid … to Jehoiakim M’Toksin, in full compensation for his services as an interpreter and guide in the expedition commanded by Major-general Sullivan, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 105 [March 26, 1790]).

30Section 2 of “An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety” provided: “That all the expenses arising from, and incident to the sessions of Congress, which may happen in the course of the aforesaid year, agreeably to laws heretofore passed, shall be defrayed out of the monies arising from the aforesaid duties on imports and tonnage” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 104).

31“An Act making provision for the (payment of the) Debt of the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 138–44).

32“An Act making Provision for the Reduction of the Public Debt” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 186–87).

33Thomas O’Hara was the clerk in the register’s office in charge of accounts of receipts and expenditures and of statements of appropriations.

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