From Oliver Wolcott, Junior1
C. Off 26th Decemr. 1794
I have the honour to transmit a Statement of the Rects. & Expenditures of The United States for the year 1793 which has been prepared pursuant to the Order of the House of Representatives passed on the 30th. of Dece. 1791.2
To this Statement an Appendix has been added, exhibiting the operation of the Fund for reducing the Domestic Debt, to the close of the year 1793, also statements of the Foreign & Domestic Debts & of the Expenditure of Foreign Loans obtained under the present Government, to the same period.
Five hundred Copies of this work being the number heretofore directed by the house of Representatives,3 have been printed and will be delivered to the Clerk of the House.
I am &c
ADf, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford; copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.
1. A copy of this letter was enclosed in H’s “Report on Receipts and Expenditures for the Year 1793,” December 26, 1794.
2. The order reads as follows: “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 the said fourth Monday of October, distinguishing the amount of the receipts in each State or District, and from each officer therein; in which statements shall also be distinguished the expenditures which fall under each head of appropriation, and shall be shown the sums, if any, which remain unexpended, and to be accounted for in the next statement, of each and every of such appropriations” (Journal of the House description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I, II, III. description ends , I, 484).
3. On December 19, 1793, the House of Representatives had ordered: “That five hundred copies of the said account of receipts and expenditures [for 1792] be printed under the direction of the Treasury Department, for the use of the members of both Houses” (Journal of the House description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I, II, III. description ends , II, 17).