Alexander Hamilton Papers

Enclosure: Supplementary Estimate of Sums Necessary to Be Appropriated for the Services of the Year 1793, 27 February 1793

[Enclosure]
A Suplementary estimate of sums necessary to be appropriated for the services of the year 1793.

Mint of the United States.
For defraying certain expences which have been incurred by the institution of the Mint, under a resolution of Congress of 3rd March 1791,3 and the Act for establishing a Mint and regulating the coins of the United States, passed 2d April 1792.4
Purchase of a House, and two lotts of ground erecting two new brick buildings, furnaces &c, and two new frame buildings, paying Workmen employed in making Machines for brass and Iron castings, Barr Iron steel coals, firewood &c for the Mint Salaries of the Officers to 31st December 1792 12,079 78
Directors Salary from July 1st to December 31st, 1792. 1000.   
Coiners ditto from June 1st to December 31st 1792
@ 1500. dollars
} 875.   
His Clerks from August 13th to December 31st
@ 312. dollars Pr. Annum
} 119. 88.   
Treasurers Salary from June 1st to December 31st
@ 1200 dollars Pr. Annum
} 700.   
2 694. 88
Dollars Cents Dollars Cents
Salaries of the Officers for 1793.
Director of the Mint 2,000   
Assayer 1,500   
Chief Coiner 1,500   
Engraver 1,200   
Treasurer 1,200   
Three Clerks @ 500 dollars 1,500   
Workmens wages about 50 dollars
Per week
}
2,600   
11,500   
 
For bringing forward to the seat of government the votes of the Electors in the several States for President and Vice President of the United States, as provided for by the Act of the 1st March 17925
To Ezra Bartlet; for New Hampshire
Pr. acct. settled at the Treasury 18th
December 1792
} 105.75
John S. Tyler for Massachusetts Pr.
acct. settled at the Treasury 26th
December 1792
} 87.  
Lott Hall for Vermont Pr. acct. settled
at the Treasury 2d January 1792
} 90.25
“   Daniel Updike for Rhode Island Pr.
Acct. settled at the Treasury 26th
Decr. 1792.
} 80.  
“   Enoch Parsons, for Connecticut Pr.
Account settled at the Treasury 14th
Decr. 1792
} 52.25
“   Robert Williams for New York Pr. acct
settled at the Treasury 12th December
1792
} 44.50
Estimated for New Jersey acct not settled
at the Treasury 30 Miles @ 25 Cents
} 7.50
Stephen Stephenson for Pennsylvania Pr.
acct settled at the treasury 11th Decr:
1792
} 26.  
Gunning Bedford, for Delaware Pr. acct.
settled at the Treasury 14th Decr 1792.
} 19.  
E. Valette, for Maryland Pr act settled
at the Treasury 17th December 1792
} 35.  
Samuel Peters, for Virginia, Pr. acct
settled at the Treasury 17th December
1792
} 69.50
Notley Conn for Kentucky Pr. acct
settled at the Treasury, 8th January
1793
} 234.25
Stephen White for North Carolina Pr.
acct settled at the Treasury 27th
Decr. 1792
} 134.  
Thomas Fitzpatrick, for South Carolina Pr.
acct. settled at the Treasury 29th Decr 1792
} 168.25.
Anderson Watkins for Georgia Pr. account
settled at the Treasury 31st December 1792
} 195.75
1349.  
For the discharge of a claim founded on a resolution of Congress of the 28th September 1785, granting two hundred dollars (but not paid) to Return Jonathan Meigs late a Colo. in the service of the United States, and to the legal representatives of
 
dollars cents
Christopher Green deceased 200.6
Also for interest thereon from 16th May 1776, in pursuance of an Act of Congress of the United States for that purpose passed the 14th January 17937 is 16 years 8 Months @ 6 Pr. Ct. Pr. Annum 200   
400.  
For the amount of the Secretary at War his estimate dated 26th November 1792 of pay, subsistence and Forage due to Wynthrop Sergeant as Adjutant General to the troops late under the command of Major General St. Clair, the pay and emoluments of a Lieutenant Colonel
Pay from the 16th June to 31st Decr. 1791
6½ months @ 60 dollars Pr. Month.
} 390.   
Forage for the same period @ 12
dollars Per Month
}
78.   
Subsistence Vizt.
Fort Washington, from 16th June to 19th Octr
126. days at 6 rations Pr. day is 756 rations
@ 6¾ Cents
56.70.
On the March to the Miami Village
from the 20th October to the 9th Novr.
126 rations at 15¼ Cents
21.35.
Fort Washington,
from the 10th Novr. to the 31st December
312 rations @ 6¾ Cents
23.40 101. 45
569 45
For the payment of Dunlap and Claypoole, printers their account of printing work done under the direction of a Committee of the Convention of the United States for 1320 Copies of the Constitution &c 420.  
For the Clerk of the House of Representatives his estimate for the payment of certain extra expences of the Door keeper this session, and also for defraying the expence of attending Witnesses and Clerk hire, to the late committee of the House on their enquiry into the causes of the failure of the expedition under General St. Clair 400  
For so much short estimated for the principal Clerk to the Secretary of the Senate for his services from 1st July to 4th November 1792 127 days @ 3 dollars Per day 381.  
Also for his services to 31st December 1793. the former estimate having been for only 6 months; whereas the Secretary of the Senate estimates full employment throughout the year 365 days @ 3 dol:
per day 1095  
Deduct 6 months already estimated 547.50
547.50
Ditto for engrossing Clerk 365 days
@ 2 dollars Per day
730  
Deduct 6 Months already estimated  365   365.  
Also for the payment of Extra services of the Door keeper this session 183 days at 50 Cents Per day 91 50 1,385.  
To defray the expence which will attend the stating and printing the public accounts for 1792, in compliance with the order of the House of Representatives of the 30th Decr. 17918 800  
For the payment of the Trustees of Wilmington public Grammar school & Accademy for damages done to the same by the troops of the United States during late war according to a settlement thereof, made at the Treasury under the Act of the United States passed the 13th April 17929 2,553. 64
Light Houses.
To make good so much deficient in the
appropriation for 1791
} 955.66
For building a lighthouse on Montok point
agreeably to the Act of Congress of 12 August
1792 (not yet ceded)10
} 20,000.  
For building a pier at Sandy Hook in the
State of New Jersey
} 1,625.  
For building a pier at the Town of New Castle
in the State of Delaware
} 8,000  
For compleating the lighthouse on Baldhead
at the mouth of Cape fear River
} 2,000  
For three Clerks to be employed (so far
as necessary) in the Office of the
Commissioner of the Revenue upon
documents for the public service
relative to imports, exports,
Tonnage &c. @ 500 dollars Per Annum
1,500.  
34,080.66
 
For the printing of ships registers, and other Marine papers at the Treasury, and for books of record in the Registry office, incident to the Acts for “Registering and recording ships and other vessels”11 and for “enrolling and licencing ships and vessels employed in the coasting trade and Fisheries.”12 350   
Dollars 68,582 41

Joseph Nourse Regr.

3This resolution reads as follows: “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a mint shall be established under such regulations as shall be directed by law.

Resolved, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to cause to be engaged, such principal artists as shall be necessary to carry the preceding resolution into effect, and to stipulate the terms and conditions of their service, and also to cause to be procured such apparatus as shall be requisite for the same purpose.” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 225.)

41 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 246–51.

5See Section 7 of “An Act relative to the Election of a President and Vice President of the United States, and declaring the Officer who shall act as President in case of Vacancies in the offices both of President and Vice President” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 240).

6JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XXIX, 776.

7“An Act to provide for the allowance of interest on the sum ordered to be paid by the resolve of Congress, of the twenty-eighth of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, as an indemnity to the persons therein named” (6 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America [Private Statutes] (Boston, 1856). description ends 11).

8On December 30, 1791, the House “Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to lay before the House of Representatives, on the fourth Monday of October in each year, if Congress shall be then in session, or if not then in session, within the first week of the session next following the said fourth Monday of October, an accurate statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public moneys, down to the last day inclusively of the month of December immediately preceding … and shall be shown the sums, if any, which remain unexpended …” (Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I. description ends , 484).

96 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America [Private Statutes] (Boston, 1856). description ends 8.

101 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 251. See Tench Coxe to H, January 3, 1793; Edmund Randolph to H, January 7, 1793.

111 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 287–99 (December 31, 1792).

121 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 305–18 (February 18, 1793).

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