Report on a Return of Imports and Tonnage
Duties, and a Statement of Exports
for the Year Ending September 30, 1791
March 28th. 1792.
[Communicated on March 28, 1792]
In pursuance of the order of the House of Representatives of the 10th. day of November last,1 I have the honor to transmit returns of duties arising on Imports and Tonnage within the United States, for the year ending the 30th. day of September last:2 also a return of Exports within the same year, excepting two quarters of the district of Charleston in South Carolina, and a few quarters of some of the small ports.3 These documents would have been transmitted earlier, but the delay of the returns from Charleston, arising from the death of the late Collector of that district,4 has rendered it impossible.
I have the honor to be, With the greatest respect, Sir Your most obedient, and Most humble servant,
The Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives.
1. The House “Ordered, That the Secretary of the Treasury do report to this House the amount of the exports from the several districts within the United States respectively; also, of duties arising on imports and tonnage, from the twenty-ninth of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, to the thirtieth of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one” (Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I. description ends , 452).
2. The returns, given by states, are printed in ASP description begins American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). description ends , Commerce and Navigation, I, 140–42.
3. The return of exports, entitled “Abstract of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, exported from the United States, from the 1st October, 1790, to the 30th September, 1791,” is printed in ASP description begins American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). description ends , Commerce and Navigation, I, 143–46.
4. George A. Hall was the “late collector” of the customs at Charleston. Isaac Holmes succeeded him on November 7, 1791.