Estimate of State Department Expenses
Estimate of the Expenses of the Department of State, at Home; for one year, commencing 1st. January 1793.
|The Secretary of State’s salary||3,500|
|One Chief Clerk’s do.||800|
|3 Clerk’s-(an additional one will probably be requisite)||say||2,000|
|Clerk for foreign Languages’ salary||250|
|Office keeper and messenger’s do.||6,800|
|Stationary of all kinds||240|
|newspapers from the different States abt. 20 @ 4 dollrs.||80.|
|Gazettes from, and Gazettes sent to Am. Ministers abroad||25.|
|Laws of the 1 Session of the 3d. Congress, to be published in 5 newspapers. at about 100 dollrs. each||500|
|Printing an edition of the Same, to be distributed according to law||700|
|Deficiencies in the appropriation of the present year|
|for Extra Clerks employed preparing documents laid & to be laid before Congress||say||600|
|For an index to the Laws of the 2d. Congress||200||800|
Department of State
Decr. 7. 1793.
PrC (DLC); in the hand of George Taylor, Jr., signed by TJ; with “1793” added by Taylor in ink in heading and dateline. Recorded in SJPL.
This document was compiled for Alexander Hamilton’s use in preparing a report submitted to the House of Representatives on 23 Dec. 1793 concerning the federal government’s revenue estimates for 1794 (Syrett, Hamilton, description begins Harold C. Syrett and others, eds., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, New York, 1961–87, 27 vols. description ends xv, 552–5, 558, 561).