Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the House of Representatives, 23 December 1802

To the House of Representatives

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives

In pursuance of the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 3d. of May last, desiring a statement of expenditures from Jan. 1. 1797. by the Quartermaster General and the Navy agents for the contingencies of the Naval & Military establishments and the Navy contracts for timber & stores, I now transmit such statements from the offices of the Secretaries of the Treasury, War, and Navy, where alone these expenditures are entered.

Th: Jefferson
Dec. 23. 1802.

PrC (DLC). Recorded in SJL with notation “expenditures Contingt from Jan. 1. 97.” Enclosures: (1) Albert Gallatin to TJ, 18 Dec. 1802, and enclosures. (2) Joshua Wingate, Jr., to TJ, 20 Dec. 1802, and enclosures. (3) Robert Smith to TJ, 10 Dec. 1802, and enclosures.

Upon receiving TJ’s message and its accompanying statement of expenditures, the House of Representatives ordered them to lie on the table. On 25 Feb. 1803, the House ordered them printed, provided the cost did not exceed $5,200 (JHR description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1826, 9 vols. description ends , 4:257–8, 367–8).

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