From Albert Gallatin
December 18th. 1802.
I have the honor of transmitting detailed statements of the Expenditures in the Quarter Master General’s department, and by the Naval Agents, from the 1st. January, 1797, to the 31st. December, 1801, so far as the same were made upon accounts settled at the Treasury.
Those statements have been prepared by the Register of the Treasury, pursuant to the directions you gave on the 5th. of last May, for the purpose of carrying into execution a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 3d day of May, 1802: they embrace, however, only that portion of the objects contemplated by the resolution, which will not be contained in the documents prepared by the Accountants of the War and Navy departments.
I have the honor to be, Very respectfully, Sir, Your obdeient servant.
FC (Lb in DNA: RG 56, MLS); in a clerk’s hand; at head of text: “The President of the United States.” Enclosures: (1) “A Statement of Expenditures in the Quarter Master General’s Department. According to the Accounts Thereof, Adjusted at the Treasury. Commencing with the 1st of January, 1797, and ending with 31st December, 1801, Stated in Pursuance of a Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 3d May, 1802,” signed by Joseph Nourse, Register, 16 Dec. 1802, for the settlement of accounts totaling $292,212,27, printed in Message from the President of the United States, Accompanying a Statement of Expenditures from the 1st of January, 1797, by the Quarter Master General, and the Navy Agents, for the Contingencies of the Naval and Military Establishments, and the Navy Contracts for Timber and Stores. Transmitted in Pursuance of a Resolution of the House, of the 3d of May Last (Washington, D.C., 1803, last section; Shaw-Shoemaker description begins Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801-1819, New York, 1958-63, 22 vols. description ends , No. 5357). (2) “A Statement of the Monies advanced at the Treasury to Naval Agents, from 1st January, , till 31st December, 1801, stated in compliance with an Order of the House of Representatives of 3d May, 1802,” from the Treasury Department, being a table with the names of naval agents and account totals, with the final column stating the balance remaining to be accounted for on the Treasury books, amounting to over $310,000, printed in Documents Accompanying a Message from the President of the United States, with Sundry Statements of Expenditures; Containing Detailed Accounts of the Expenditures of Public Monies, by Naval Agents; from the 1st of January, 1797, to 31st December, 1801, Contingencies of the Navy Department, and Copies of Contracts for Cannon, Timber, and Other Military and Naval Stores, during the Same Period (Washington, D.C., 1803, 569; Shaw-Shoemaker description begins Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801-1819, New York, 1958-63, 22 vols. description ends , No. 5285).