From Joseph Nourse1
Treasury Department, Register’s Office, November 5, 1793. Requests “that an Estimate of the Monies that may be requisite to defray the Expenses of your Department for the ensuing Year be made out and transmitted as early as convenient, for the purpose of forming a General Estimate of the expenditures of the United States for the year 1794 to be laid before Congress at their next meeting.”
LC, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1793, Vol. “135-T,” National Archives.
1. In the letter book this copy is addressed to Thomas Jefferson, but a note follows it stating: “Letters similar to the above were written to the following—viz Honble. Alexr. Hamilton Secretary of the Treasury.…”