From George Washington
United States 10th. July 1792
The Secretary of the Treasury will cause to be paid to the Director of the Mint, Ten thousand Dollars for the purposes above specified.1
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This is a reference to an estimate by David Rittenhouse, director of the Mint. The estimate reads as follows:
“Estimate of immediate Expenditures for the Mint.
|Price of the House & Lot, to be paid on executing the Conveyance||4266 2/3|
|15 Tons of Copper, suppose 10 Cents lb.||4800.|
|Repairs of the Buildings, workmen’s wages &c.||933.1/3|
10th. July 1792” (LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress).