Alexander Hamilton Papers

Enclosure A: [Estimate of the Expenditure for the Civil List of the United States for the Year 1794], 20 December 1793

A.

Estimate of the Expenditure for the Civil List of the United States, Together with the Incidental and Contingent Expenses of the Several Departments and Offices, for the Year 1794.7
For compensation to the President of the United States 25,000.  
That of the Vice President  5,000.  
30,000.  
Compensation to the Chief Justice 4,000.  
do. of five associate Judges, at 3,500 dollars per annum, each 17,500.  
do. of the Judges of the following Districts, vizt.
Maine, 1,000.  
New Hampshire 1,000.  
Vermont 800.  
Massachusetts 1,200.  
Rhode Island 800.  
Connecticut 1,000.  
New York 1,500.  
New Jersey 1,000.  
Pennsylvania 1,600.  
Delaware 800.  
Maryland 1,500.  
Virginia 1,800.  
Kentucky 1,000.  
North Carolina 1,500.  
South Carolina 1,800.  
Georgia 1,500.  
Attorney General 1,900.  
43,200.  
Members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and their Officers.
Compensation to the Members of Congress, estimating the attendance of the whole number for Six months—
Speaker of the House of Representatives, at twelve dollars per day 2,190.  
One hundred and thirty four Members, at Six dollars per day 146,730.  
Travelling expenses to and from the Seat of Government 25,000.  
Secretary of the Senate, for one year’s Salary 1,500.  
Additional Allowance estimated for Six months at two Dollars per day  365.   1,865.  
Principal Clerk to the Secretary of the Senate, for 365 days, at 3 dollars per day 1,095.  
Two engrossing Clerks to the Secretary of the Senate, at two Dollars per day each, for 365 days 1 460.  
Chaplain to the Senate, estimated for Six months, at 500. dollars per annum 250.  
Door-keeper to the Senate, one year’s Salary 500.  
Assistant Door-keeper do, do. 450.  
Clerk to the House of Representatives, one year’s Salary 1,500.  
 
Additional Allowance, estimated for Six Months, at two dollars per day  365.   1,865.  
Principal Clerk in the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, for 365 days, at three dollars, per day 1,095.  
Two engrossing Clerks at two dollars per day each, for 365 days 1,460.  
Chaplain to the House of Representatives, estimated for Six Months, at 500 dollars per annum 250.  
Serjeant at Arms for same time, at four dollars per day 730.  
Door-keeper to the House of Representatives, one year’s Salary 500.  
Assistant Door-keeper do. do.  450.  
185,890.  
Treasury Department.
Secretary of the Treasury 3,500.  
Two principal Clerks, at 800 dollars each 1,600.  
Five Clerks, at 500 dollars each 2,500.  
Messenger and Office Keeper  250.   7,850.  
Comptroller of the Treasury 2,650.  
Principal Clerk 800.  
Thirteen Clerks, at 500 dollars each 6,500.  
Messenger and Office Keeper  250.   10,200.  
Treasurer 2,400.  
Principal Clerk 600.  
Two Clerks, at 500 dollars each 1,000.  
Messenger and Office Keeper  100.   4,100.  
Auditor of the Treasury 2,400.  
Principal Clerk 800.  
Fourteen Clerks, at 500 dollars each 7,000.  
Salary of the Messenger  250.   10,450.  
Commissioner of the Revenue 2,400.  
Principal and Six other Clerks, on the business of the Revenue, Light-houses, general returns and Statements, &ca. 3,500.  
Messenger and Office-Keeper  250.   6,150.  
Register of the Treasury 2,000.  
Three Clerks on the Impost, Tonnage and Excise accounts 1,500.  
Two ditto, on the Books and Records relative to the receipt and expenditures of public monies 1,000.  
Two ditto, on the duties assigned to the Register, by the Acts concerning the registering, and recording, enrolling and licensing Ships or Vessels8 1,000.   5,500.  
Three Clerks for drawing out, checking and issuing, and taking receipts for certificates of the domestic and assumed Debts 1,500.  
Three ditto, on the books of the general and particular Loan Offices, comprehending the Interest, Accounts and unclaimed dividends at the several Loan-Offices 1,500.  
 
Six ditto on the Books and Records which relate to the public Creditors, on the several descriptions of Stock and transfers 3,000.  
Two ditto on the Books and Records of Registered debt, including the payment of its interest 1,000.  
One ditto, to complete the arrangement of the public Securities in books prepared for their reception in numerical order 500.  
Two ditto on the Books of the late Government 1,000.  
One transcribing Clerk 500.  
Two Office-keepers, incident to the several Offices of Record, at 250 dollars per annum, each  500.  
15,000.  
53,750.  
Department of State.
The Secretary of State 3,500.  
Chief Clerk 800.  
Four Clerks at 500 dollars each 2,000.  
Clerk for Foreign Languages 250.  
Office-Keeper and Messenger  250.  
6,800.  
Mint of the United States.
Director of the Mint 2,000.  
Assayer 1,500.  
Chief Coiner 1,500.  
Engraver 1,200.  
Treasurer 1,200.  
* Three Clerks at 500 dollars each 1,500.  
8,900.  
* The Director observes that three Clerks are estimated to provide against a Contingency; but of the three estimated for last year, only one had been employed, and that at 400 dollars per annum, excepting three Months last Winter, for which one other was paid at the rate of 500 dollars per Annum. The Director estimates ten or twelve Workmen at about 65 dollars per Week 3,385.  
12,285.  
19,085.  
Department of War.
The Secretary of the Department 3,000.  
Principal Clerk 800.  
Six Clerks, at 500 dollars each 3,000.  
Messenger and Office Keeper  250.  
7,050.  
Accountant to the War Department 1,200.  
Seven Clerks, at 500 dollars each 3,500.  
4,700.  
11,750.  
Loan Officers.
For New Hampshire 650.  
Massachusetts 1,500.  
Rhode Island 600.  
Connecticut 1,000.  
New York 1,500.  
New Jersey 700.  
Pennsylvania 1,500.  
Delaware 600.  
Maryland 1,000.  
Virginia 1,500.  
North Carolina 1,000.  
South Carolina 1,000.  
Georgia  700.  
13,250.  
Government of the Western Territory.
District North-West of the River Ohio.
Governor, for his Salary as such, and for discharging the duties of Superintendant of Indian Affairs Northern Department 2,000.  
The Secretary of the said district 750.  
Three Judges at 800 Dollars each 2400.  
Stationary. Office Rent &ca. 350.  
District South-West of the River Ohio.
Governor, for his Salary as such, and for discharging the duties of Superintendant of Indian Affairs, Southern Department 2,000.  
Secretary of said District 750.  
Three Judges at 800 Dollars each 2,400.  
Stationary, Office Rent, &ca.  350.  
11,000.  
Pensions Granted by the Late Government.
Isaac Van Voert
John Paulding,
David Williams,
} Each a pension of 200 Dollars per annum, pursuant to an Act of Congress of 23d November, 17809
600.  
Dominique L’Eglise, per act of Congress of 8th. August, 17[8]210 120.  
Joseph Traverse, per ditto11 120.  
Youngest Children of the late Major-General Warren, per Act of the 1st. July, 178012 450.  
Samuel McKenzie,
Joseph Brussells,
John Jordan,
} per Act of 10th September, 1783, entitled to a pension of 40 dollars each per annum13
120.  
Eliz: Bergen, per Act of 21st. August 178114 53.33
 
Joseph De Beauleau, per Act of 5th. August 178215 100.  
Richard Gridley, per Acts of 17th. November, 1775, and 26th. February 178116 444.40
Lieutt-Col. Touzard, per Act of 27th. October, 178817  360.  
2,367.73
Grant to Baron Steuben.
His annual Allowance per Act of Congress18 2,500.  
Annual Allowance to the Widow and Orp[h]an Children of Col: John Harding, per Act of 27th. February 179319 450.  
Also to the Orphan Children of Major Alexander Truman, per same Act 300.  
Annual Allowance for the Education of Hugh Mercer, Son of the late Major-General Mercer, per Act dated 2d. March, 179320  400.  
3,650.  
For the Incidental and Contingent Expenses
Relative to the Civil List Establishment.
Under this head are comprehended fire-wood, Stationary, together with printing Work, and all the contingent expenses of the two Houses of Congress, rent and Office expenses of the three several Departments, viz. Treasury, State and War, and also for the Mint of the United States.
Secretary of the Senate, his Estimate 3,000.  
Clerk of the House of Representatives, his do. 7,000.  
10,000.  
Treasury Department.
Secretary of the Treasury, per estimate 500.  
Comptroller of the Treasury, per do. 800.  
Treasurer, per do. 400.  
Commissioner of the Revenue, per do. 300.  
Auditor of the Treasury, per do. 500.  
Register of the Treasury (including Books for the public Stocks) per do. 2,000.  
Rent of the Treasury 650.  
Ditto of a House taken for a part of the Office of the Register 240.  
Rent of a House for the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue, and for part of the Office of the Comptroller, and part of the Office of the Auditor 266.66
Ditto of a House for the Office of the Auditor, and a small store for public papers 440.  
Wood for the Department (Treasurers excepted) Candles, &ca. 1,200.  
7,296.66
 
Department of State.
Including the expense which will attend the publication of the Laws of the first Session of the third Congress, and for printing an edition of the same to be distributed according to Law.21 2,061.67
Mint of the United States.
The Director estimates for the several expenses of the Mint, including the pay of a refiner, when employed, for Gold, Silver and Copper, and for the Completion of the milling furnaces 2,700.  
Department of War.
Secretary at War, per Statement 800.  
Accountant to the War Department 400.  
1,200.  
23,258.33
Dollars  397,201. 6

Joseph Nourse, Register.

7Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.

8“An Act for Registering and Clearing Vessels, Regulating the Coasting Trade, and for other purposes” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 55–56 [September 1, 1789]); “An Act to explain and amend an Act, intituled ‘An Act for registering and clearing Vessels, regulating the Coasting Trade and for other purposes’” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 94–95 [September 29, 1789]); “An Act concerning the registering and recording of ships or vessels” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 287–99 [December 31, 1792]).

9JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XVII, 1000–10.

10JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XXII, 456–57.

11JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XXII, 457.

12JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XVII, 581.

13JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XXV, 569.

14This act was passed August 24, 1781 (JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XXI, 908).

15JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XXII, 428–29.

16JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , III, 358–59; JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XIX, 197.

17JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XII, 1068.

18“An Act for finally adjusting and satisfying the claims of Frederick William de Steuben” (6 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America [Private Statutes] (Boston, 1856). description ends 2 [June 4, 1790]).

19“An Act making provision for the persons therein mentioned” (6 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America [Private Statutes] (Boston, 1856). description ends 12).

20“An Act providing an annual allowance for the education of Hugh Mercer” (6 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America [Private Statutes] (Boston, 1856). description ends 12).

21See “An Act to provide for the safe-keeping of the Acts, Records and Seal of the United States, and for other purposes” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 68–69 [September 15, 1789]).

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