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Page", Report'by Mr. Ingham on the Finances December, 1829' 5 Report by Mr. Ingham on the. Finances December, 1830 85 Report by Mr. McLane on the Finances December, 1831 217 Report by Mr. McLane on the Finances" .'December, 1832 283 Report by Mr. Taney on the Removal of the Public Deposites December, 1833 337 Report by Mr. Taney on the Finances December, 1833 377 Report by Mr. Taney on Deposite Banks April, 1834 451 Report by Mr. Woodbury on the Finances December, 1834 463 Report by Mr. Woodbury on the Public Money December, 1834 557 Report by Mr. Woodbury on the Finances December, 1835 687 Report by Mr. Woodbury on the Finances December, 1836 679

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sury . b,y the act of C6nd;ress entitled l An act to incorporate the subscribeTs ^ the: Bank-, of the -United ..States l ; I have directed that the deposites .of the inoney -of the United States, shall not be made in the said bank or branches ther.eofj But iaeer,taiii State banks which A ave been designated

' for ihat purpose:;' and I now- proceed to lay. before, Congresslhe I'easons , .which induced m^ to give this order arid direction. - ;- ;" ; . ; ;

.The sixteenth section of thfe law jabove mentioned is iii the fbllowing. , v/drds": ;/'u472ci he: it fiurther, enacled, That the deposites of the. money :of. the

United "States, in places in. which the said bank''a'n.d; branches thereof may ,be established, shall be made in said bankar branches, thereof, unless thp

- Secretai-y of the Treastiry .shall at any time othervvise order and.direct;; iri which.case, the: Secretary of thp- Treasury shall'im^^^^ lay- before Congress, if in session, and if not, immG4iateiy after "the ..commencement

.of thernext session,lhe.;reaspns of such orde ^ ; ^ . • , ^ . It has been settled by repeated adj adications, that, a- charter granted by ;a

State to a cofporatibn. like that of thq Bank of the United, States is ;a con-Iract beUvaen the sovereignty which grants it, and, the stockholders.,^,The same p.rinciple must apply to a charter granted, b]^ the United States : and consequently the; act incorporating . the bank is to be regarded as-.a con­tract between, the United States of the one part, and lhe stockholders.-of the. other ; and;by the plain lerms' of ;t he con tract, as contained in lhe sec­tion above .quofedy the stockholders;.liave .agreed thatthe power reserved to the Secretary .over the deppsites sh&li not.be:restricted to_any particular contingencies, but be absplute -and .uhGondition.al, as;far .as their iiiterests, are; in volved 'in the removal. '"The order, therefore, of ;the:. Secretary of the,' Treasury, directing the public money to- be( deposited .el se where,' cau in- no/eveut:be regarded as a violatioii of the contract with the stockholders, hor impair a;ny. right secured to • tliem by the charter.- :The;Treasury Be-

. partment .being intrusted vvyith the adrxlinistration of the finances of the country, it \yas always the duty of the Secretary, in the absence of ar^y legislative provision on the subject,' to take care4hat\the public money was deposited in-safe keeping, in the hands of faithful agents, and in cbnve-> nient places, ready to be applied according to the wants of "the Govern­ment. ^ The lawincorporating the bank has reserved to him, in its fuli ex­tent, the power he before possessed. - It does .not confer on him a new power, but reserves to him, his fprmer authority .without any new limita­tion. The obligation to assign,the reasons for his direction to deposite the money of the United States elsewhere, Cannot, be cpnsidered as a restric-

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tion ofthe power, because the right of the Secretary to designate the place of .deposite'^was always necessarily subject to the control. of Con­gress.- ^And as ttfe Secretary of thev Treasury presides over one of the Executiye ]])epartments of the Government, and his power over this sub­ject forms a part of the executivei duties of his ofiice, the raanner in which it is exercised must be subject;to the supervision.of the officer to whom the constitution has cpnfided the whole executive power, and has required to take care that thelaws be faithfully executed. . ^

The faith of theUnited States is, however, pledged, according tothe terms of the seetion above quoted, that the pubhc money shall be deposited ' in this bank, '• uiiless 'the Secretary of the Treasury shall otherwise order and direct." And as this agreement has been entered-into by Con­gress in behalf of the United 'States, the'place of deposite could not be. changed by a legislative act, without disregarding a pledge" which the Le­gislature has given ; and the money bf the United States must, therefore, continue to be deposited in the bank until the last hour of its existence, unless it shall be otherwise ordered by the authority mentioned in the charter. The; power . over the jplace of deposite for the public money would seem propeiiy to belong, to the Legislative' Department of the Gov-. ernment. And it ' is difficult to imagine why the authority to withdraw i t from this bank was confided exclusively to the Executive./But'"the terms of the charter appear to be tooplain to admit of question. And although Congress" should.be satisfied that the public rnpney was not safe in the care.of the bankj or should be- .convinced^ that the interests of the people of the United States imperiously demanded the removal, .yet the . passage of a law directing it to be done \yould be a breach of the agree­ment into which they have entered. ^ , ' ' ' . . ^ ,.

Assuming this, to be the ,true. construction of the charter to the bank, it must be. the- duty of the Secretary of the Treasury tb withdraw the deposites of the public money from that institution, whenever the change would, in any degree, promote the public interest. It is not'neeessary that the deposites should be unsafe,in order to justify the removal.-. The au­thority to remove is not limited to such a contingency. The bank may be. perfectly solvent, and prepared to meet promptly all demands upon it; it may have been fiiithful in the performance of its duties, and yet the public interest may^require the deposites to be withdrawn.. And as that cannot be done without the action;of this departmerit, the Secretary of the Treasury would betray the trust confided to him, if he did not cause the deposites to be mador elsewhere,, whenever the change would advance •the public' interests or convenience. The safety of the deposites, the ^ability df the bank to nieet its engagements,^ its fidelity.in the pe'rform-ance of its obligations, are only;a part bf the considerations by which his judgment must be guided." The general interest and convenience of the

.-people must regulate his conduct. ' ' : .. ^ This principle was . distinctly asserted by Mr.^Crawford, whenhe was

theSecretary of the , Treasury, soon after the bank obtained its charter. In a postscript-to ^his letter to the president of the Mechanics' Bank, of NewYork, dated February 13,, 1817, he says, "The Secretary of the Treasury will always be disposed to support the. credit of the State banks, and will, invariably, direct transfers from the deposites of the public money •in aid of their 'legitimate exertions to maintain their credit. ^ But as the' proposition of the Bank of .the United States excludes'the idea, of

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pressure on its part, no measure of that nature appears to^be necessary at this time." Othar passages in the. correspondence of Mr./Crawford, with thebanks, about the period above mentioired, miglit be referred to, eq ^ indicating the saiiie ppinion ;; and, at that day, -no :doiibt• seems to"have been .entertained of :the power br of'the duty of-1 in.relation to this subject.^ It does, not-appear f even suggested thaf the right of removal depended on thevSplvehcy of the^'bank, or the safety of th^ public money committed tb its -custody; pn-the contrary, in the ;passage, above qiioted, the ;superior safety of the Stg-te banks is by no' means regarded as necessai^ td give him the right l o make the transfer to them; for he declares that h ^ deposites' to the State banks on :accounVof, their Weakness^ and to protect them frorn- the Bank of the 'United States, ifJ by means !of its superior strength, i t sought to. op­press them. Nor can' any distinction b e taken between the transfer of a

• part, .and the transfer bf the whple siim rdmaining' on deposite. The lan­guage of the charter recognisies no such distihction •; and the principle as-

, seited l y Mr. Crawford would have led him to the remoyalbf the whole ainiountbf the; public money to the State bankSjif a:pressure on the part

,.of tlie^Batik of the; United • States had rendered such a; measure necessary, :imorder:tp-support 'the Stiite banks ' 'iirtheir legitimate exertions to'main­tain'their-credit/^\ - .••'' ' ^ .- 1;. --'';--...;.": V ';••'.:• ••''•. .. " ••/ •;• •.: .- :' . ' —

( T h e language of the law, therefore, ;ahd ^ ^ ^ pi'actice of the Government under it, establish the foliowiu , ;

': l'st.> That-the :pow:er'of removal was intended to be^reserved excltisively ' to the Secretary of the Treasiiry, and that, according'to the stipuiations,in

; the charter,_Congress/coiild not direct if to be don'e. •''' ' / , . 2d. That the power reserved to the Secretary; of the Treasury does

not depend for its exercise merely on the safetyrpf: the public money in the hands of the banlq rior upon lhe fidelity with v/hich it has conducted itself; but he has the right to remove^ the; deposites, and; it is, his duty to remove^them, whenever the public interest of conv^nienge will. be;pfomoted

(•'by the change. ','-; • ' • '-' ; - ," • --•": •. ' •^ '• ' \ , j Taking these two'principles, AS unquestionable, I.proceed to state the

ireasons which induced .me to believe that it was riecessary foi; the inter­ests and convcnieace of the people that, the Briik of the IJriited States should:cea,se;tD be the ciepository^of the public rnoney. ' ; " - . • • • : " [

'The charter of lhe barik will expire, according to the existing law on •<[ the isubject, on the 3d of March, 1836 ; arid for two-years after lhe ter mi-

mation of lhe charter, it is authprized to iise the corporate riaime for the final settlement and jiquidatioripf the affa corpora­tion^ and for the sale and^^dispositiori of'their estate,: buf nbt for, any other,

^ purpose. It: is 'the.duty^ of the Executive Deparriiients .of the. Go.vern-ment to exercise; the, powers conferred, ori theni, and to' regulate the dis-Gretion eonfided to them,, according to the existiug laws ; and they carinot be allowed to speculate on the'chances of future^ changbs; by the legisla­tive authprity. /Perhaps there may be cases in which the discretion vested in an Executive-Pepartment might, with propriety,' be jn some , degree irifluericed by the expectation of future legislatibn ; but they must be cases ill which the. piinciples of Justice, or the public" interests, ^m call for an alteration of the law;;' or where sorrie expressidn'^of the public opin­ion has strongly indicated that a. 'change; will probably be made. ;But where notliing of this kind exists, an executive' bfficer of the Government

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is not authorized to regulate a discretion which thelaw has intrusted to hiiri; upon the assumption that the law \Yill be changed.

In de^iidingaipon the. course whichit was rny duty to,-pursue in relation tq the deposites, I did not feel myself justined.in anticipating the renewal of the charter on either of the abovementioned grounds, it is very evi­dent that the bank has np claim to renewal fourided on the jvi'stice of Congress ; for, independently ^of vthe ,-many serious Vand insurmountable objections .which, its .own conduct has furnished,, it cannot be supposed tha.t the grarit to this corporation, of exclusive ^privileges,, at the expense ofthe rest qf, the community for twenty years-j, can give it a right to de­mand the still ^ further enjoyment b t i l s profitable monopoly. Neither could I act u^pon' the assumption that the public interest required the re­charter of the bank j because I am firmly persuaded, that thelaw 'which created this corporation, in many.of its provisions,, is not wairranted by the constitution ; and that the existence of such.a powerful moneyed mpriopoly is dangerous to the,liberties of the people-, and-'io the purity of our'political institutions; • , " - ' . . ^ "

The manifestations ofpublic opinion, instead of .being favorable to, a renewalj'-have been decidedly. to the .contrary.^ And I have always re-^ garded the result of the last election of President of the Uriited States'as the declaration of a majority of the people that the charter ought not to be renewed. I t is not necessary to state here, what is. now^a .rnatter of history. The question of the.rerie.waLof the charter was introduced, into the election by the cqrporation itself, its voliintary application to Con­gress forthe renewal of its charter, four years befpre it expired, and upon the eve of the election ofPresident, was understood on all sides as,.bringing forward that quesUon for incidental decision at tlie then approaching elec-. tion.' /It was accordingly argued on both sides before the tribunal ofthe people, and their verdict pronounced against the bank,/ by the election ofthe candidate, who was known to havet)een alw.ays inflexibly opppsecl to it.'

Under, these circumstances, I could not Jiave been justified, upon . either of the grounds above mentioned,, in anticipating any change ii\. the exist­ing laws in' rei arion to the bank-*. and -as the act of Congress which created the corporation liiTiits its duration to theSdof March:, 1836, it be-

- came my duty, as Secretar.y of the'Treasury, in execuring the ,trus,t-c6ri-iided to me under the law,.to look to that.period of time, as the terrnina-tiori of its corporate existence. I; h.ad. no sufficient grounds f or presium-iiig .that the law would be altered in this respect by future legislation^, arid ;a new charter be granted to the-bank. It was,< therefore.; iiicumbent.'upon me, .in discharging myofiicialdiities, .to act upon the assumption that this corporation would not conrinueiri being after th.e time abpve specified. And in this state of things, without any reference, to the .manner in which the bank had conducted itself, it became.necessary to decide whet.her the de­posites ought to remain in thebank until the .end of its corporate life, or be removed at some earlier period. In forming my opinion on this -subject, r could only inquire which of these measures would most .conduce to the

- public good;. . - > - I t is obvious that the iriterests of the cbuntry would not be promoted by permitting the deposites ofHhe public money to continue' in the bank until its charter expired. Judging from the past, it is; highly probable that they will always amount-tp several. millions of dollar's. If would evidently ^produce seribus inconvenience, if such a-largesum were left in possession

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of the bank until the last moment of its existence; and theu-be suddenly withdrawn, when its immense circulation is _returning:u.pon it tobe redeem­ed and^tts private depositors removing their funds into pther institutions. The ability of the bank, under such circumstances, to be prompt in its payments io the Government,'may welf be , doubted, even if the ultimate •satety of .ihe deposites could be rehed upon. Besides,,'the principaf circula-. tin^ medium now in the hands of-the pegple^ andthe one most, cpmmoriiy used in' the excha;nge,.between di'staut' places,; consists of the -Uotes; of the -Bank ofthe United States, and itsliumerbus branches. ;The-sudderi with-, drawal of its^ present ampunt >of. cireuiatiori, or-, its - suddeii depreciation' before any other .sound arid convenient currency was, substituted for; it, worild certain By. produce extensiye pvilsy and be- seiisibly felt .arriong alf

,. classes-. rifsp-ci:ety..'' •„•'"•• '"".• '-/ ' - ' . / . . . ' ' ^ ' • - ' ' / • ' - • •• ^ .• - •„• ; I t is Wel 1 -URderstpQd that • the su perior rcredi t heretofore . enjoyed by, the

.notes of the Eank of the United'States, was. not founded rin any particular confidence in.its raanagement or .soiidity.- It was. o.ccasibried altogether by

' t h e agreement Qfi'behalf of the public, iu, the act of incorporation, to re-..ceive the iri in all payrrieutsMd the Uriited Stales^: .and.itwas-this pledge 6n\

:• tb^e.part^of,the. Go vern merits whichi .gave general -icurre;ncy; to the , notes " •payable at remote.tjranches; . Thevsariie engagement in favor of any other

moneyed institutipn- would -give ;its, not^s. cquaf^ci^adit,, and ixiake them/ ^ equally .convenient fp.r the.purposes,'of cpinmerce.;'• But tliis, pbligation; on

the part of Jhe LJri'ted: StatesAvi;U' cease :;on; the ,3d of, March, 1836, when. the charter expires:! : and as. SQonr;as this, happen^,' allthe' outsta^ndirig notes pf the bank ivill io.se J.he peculiar .value''they -now ppssess ;a,nd^ the- notes; 'payable/at'-distaiat pltlces^hecome as rnu ^ depreciated as.the notes of local ba-nks.': And if,-in the; mean time, riO other, ;cuit:enpy,'is-, sufe in its place- by.commori'cqrissnt,,it is easy to Jbresee,the extent of, the: e.mbarrass-

"raent which won id •be-'ctused, by-the ^sudden derangement .of t.he circulating mediurii, • It w brikl rie. too;late"at .that tinie to ptovide .a .substitute xvhicri would; ward off the evil.. The notes-of the- Bank of tlie ..United StatesMn cifcuiatibn'on ihe^2d of Sep.teLriber ldst5 -which was the ^da te; of the 1^^ return befoi-e me, wheu" the ' oi'der fbr. removal /was-given, aip6unted-;to

' .$18,413^^87: Q7 scatt(3re!d ill evbry States.J.-krid if a. safe and-sound, currency lyere'irn "" XYiQ charter, tgr-iake the place of tlies^ riotes,: it-' would';still. reqiuire :time to . bring it.into general U;se,:ari(l,- iriythe interim, the people would;be'.stibjected . to all the inconveniences and losses' wl rich necessarily, arise from, an un­sound state of. the'.currency,... ."The, evil v/ouId' be so' greaty'-and the,, distress so generai^ that it niighi^eyencoinpelrCongress; against its wishes to rechar­ter the' bank. And periiaps^ r]:iore effectual; means-cpuld hardly be-devised,:, forinsu ring tlie' rene.wal' of'the cliarte r.. .'It is evident ;;haf a state of things soaiiuch to be deprecated can only be avoided-by timely .preparation ; and trie coRlinuance of the .deposites can .b.^lj be. justified by thedetermination to rene\y the charter. Ttie State banks can, I ;iiave rio ;4bubt,, furnish a. gerieral circulating rnediumjquite^asuriirorm in. value as that Which has , been-afforded by the; Barik, of the Un.it-ed .-States : probably more;;so ; for it is wel;t;kno,wn that in some pf the;cities the ;branches bf the bank have beeri ip the habit, wtienever they thought proper; of refusing^ tp honor.the notes of their own, bank, payable at othef'branches, when they were ..not. offered in disGharge of a debt .due to' the Unried 'States. But a currency, founded bii the notes of State bariks conld not' be suddenly substituted for.

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that heretofore furnished by the Bank o'f the ^United States, and take the­place of it, at the same moment, in every part of the Union. • It is, essential that the change should be gradual, and sufficient time should be allowed to suffer i t to make its way. by the ordinary operations' of commerce,' with-' opt requiring a hasty arid yiolerit-effbrt. ^-

In this view of the subject, it would be^highly injudicious to suffer the deposites to remain in the Bank of the United States until the close of its corporate existence. And as they cannot be withdrawn without the action of the Secretary pf. the Treasury;at must unavoidably become his'duty, at. some period of time, t o exercise the power ,bf removal. \ Laying aside, therefore, for the present, all the consideration's which the rniscquduct of the bank has furnished, the que:Stion presented tp this departiuent was, how long could the reirioval be delayed consistently with, the pubhc. interests ?-It is a question of time only. The duty, must be p,e,rformed at some period^ and could not'be altogether bmitted,;^withput justly'incurring a heavy, responsibriity to the community for alf the consequences that might: folloyVo And;it is, I think, apparent that the- measure was delayed as long as was compatible with the interests of the people of the United States. ^

The monthly statement of the - bank, of the-2d September last, before: referred to, shows that the notes of the bank and its branches, then in circulation, amounted to $18,413,287 07, and that its discounts amounted' to the sum'of $62,653,359 59. ' The immense .circulation' above'stated/ pervading every part of the United States,, and nipst comfnonly used in the business of conjuierce between distant places, riiust all be .withdrawn, from circulation when the charter expires." If any ^of the notes' then re­main in the.hands of individuals, remote fromthe branches'at which they are payable, their immediate depreciation will subject the .holders to ce'r- tain loss. ' Those payable iri the principal commercial cities would, per­haps, retain nearly their nomirial value ; but this would' not be the case with the notes- of the interior' branches, remotey frpm the' great, marts of trade. And the statements of the bank'will show that a great part of its circulation is composed 'of notes of this description. Tlie bank would seem to have taken'painsjto introduce into-common use such a descrip-^ tion of paper as it could^depreciate, or raise tp its par value, as best suited its own views ; and.it is of the first importance to the interests of the ..pub­lic that these' notes should all be-taken out of circulation, before they de­preciate in the hands of the individuals who iiold them ; and they ought to be withdrawn gradually, and their places supphed, as they retire, by thecurrency which will become the substitute fbr them. How long will it require, for the -ordinary operations of commerce, and the reduction of discounts.by the vbank, to withdraw the amount bf circulation before nien­tioned, without giving a shock tb the "c.urfency, of producing a distressing pressure on the . community ? I am convinced that the time which re­mained for the charter to run, afterthe 1st of October, (the day on which the first orderfor renioval took effect,); was. not more than was proper to accomplish the object with safety tothe conimunity. And if it had depended upon my judgment at an earlier peripd, l should have preferred and should have taken a longer time... ]Eiiough,-however, is yet left,, provided no mea­sures are adopted by the bapk for the purpose of inflicting unnecessary suflering'upoii the country. Ap£irt, therefore, frarh any considerations arising.oot of the conduct of the bank, and looking merely to the riear approach of the day Vvdien it would cease to exist, the witjidr'awal of the

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deposites. appeared tb be required by the public interest, at the time when the first order, for removal was gjven by, this department.^ . , / ,'

This opinion is confirmed by the-ground taken in favor of the renewal of the charter,-at -December;,session,; 1831; It was then, urged that the. shoit period which yet remained of. its corporate existence, arid the. neces­sity of preparing to-wriid.. up its concerns, if the charter: .was npt to be renewed, niade it .proper that the question should /at pnce ^be decided, v Very little more than lialf of. thaf tiniri yetl'.emains, ^ "Apd: althpugh I do, ;not concur in th0 ppiiiions then expressed; and .believe that theppphcatipn. • was illli med and: pre mature,/yet the atgumepts' theii relied: oii, by;many \-vhose judgnierit is entitled to Tespect, afford 'strong grounds for concl riding thatthe measure tio w. adopted' is viiof objectionable (Dn the score of tinie ; and th^difthe depo'siteswere riot to coutinue in. the bank:until the termina-

, tiPri of its;'Gh'arter,;' their wi thdr a\yal could not, with,, propriety be longer \.delayed;''..-J -;••"•-'•-.'J'f .- •'•..•- ; . : fi • y.\ r fi^\.fi•• r / ' - ' ,. '•"': •-. • -

Thereis, hpwever, another view of fhe subject,'which,;in iuy 't)pmioii, . made it iriipossible- ffrther .tp postpone the Jremovar. -About. the ..Ist of . Decerriber j-4832, ithad^ been ascertained:, that the .present Chief .Magistrate" w as re-elected, andthat his decision against the, bank -had thus been 'sanc-tidned by the people. .At that time the discouiftspf theibank amoun ted. to.$61,5,7.1.'62'5';-66.-.' Although-ftlie •'issue.ti^hich fhe •.ban-k'took. so niue.h '

'pains' to frame'.had now been tried, and. the decision prouounced against; • it, yet no steps: y/ere takentb; pieparevforVits ;appr6aphing'erid. , On ., the

contrary, it proceeded.' to" enlarge it-s "dis.corints,' and,. bp the. 2d 'of Augu st, 1833, they amounted to' $64,160,3l9 14,t38ing an increaseof rriore than, two v and a-half miUions in the .eight monihs immediately followirig the decision

' against them.'. And so far from preparirig to arrange it:s affairs w i t h a'vi Vw to-wind up its business, it seemed,; from, this" course.'of/conduet, to be tlie.-design.of the bank'to put itself in such an attitude, that, .at the'close of its,

'charter; the country" would be compejled to >sub.mit to its renewal, or to-bear all the consequences of a,currency sbiddenly deranged, and also,a se-. .vere pressure:for the immerise oiitstanding 'claims which wou.ld then'rie, due to .the corporation. ;,- While the^.bank waLS.thus pmceedinsr tb enlarge, its discounts, an agent v/as-appoiiitediby the Secretary-pf the Treasury to'/ inqiiife upon what terms the State 'bauks wouJ,d\iii'dertake toyperform the, >ervices^ to: the Government which have heretofore been t^endered by the . Bank of the United States ; and also to.ascertain-their;cpn'dition lufour of the principal- comrrierciaV cities, for the--purpose of'pnabhng the depart-., men t io judge whether they would be safe aud convenient depositories for the'public^ money.' It was .deemed .necessary that suitable -fiscal.^ag'ents' shpuld be prepared in due seasori, and it, was,proper that time shbvijd b.e . allowed theni to make arrarigements with pnejano.ther thrpughout the cpuntry, iri-ordpr that they., ini ght perfoiiii their duties iipconcertj-andjin a' manner that would be poiiveriient and acceptaWe to the pubhc.- ;It, was es­sential that a change so'important inits; ehara.cter; andsQ'^extensive in.its

- operation, upon :the ffnanciaf concerns of |,he cpuntry, 'should not be intro­duced without ti rriely preparafioif.,; There vvas nothirig in this.prpceed ing, npr in the condinon of thebank, which should at that tinie have produced a-sudden and entire change of its policy ;./foiyi.n additibnto the ordinary receipts fiom bonds given pii accpunt of .previous importatipns, the season was .at hand when , the. Cash duties on woollens rnight:well be expected to be:very productive ; and frp-irijhese" two sourpes thereceipts from the cus-

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toms were in fact unusually Jarge, andthe ampunt of the public deposites. in the bank proportionably heavy. The capacity of the bank, therefore, at this tiriie, to afford facilities to eom.merce, was not only-equal, but greatly superior to what it had been• for'some^ tiriie before; and the nature of

,the inquiry .made of'the State, banks, cpnfin.ed as it v/as to the four prin­cipal commerciar cities, showed that the immediate withdrawal of the en­tire deposites. from the b.anks so as to distress it, was not contemplated. And if any apprehensions to the contrary were felt by the- bank, an in­quiry at this'departmentl'would no^-doubt have been proniptly and satis­factorily answered. And certainly it was the duty ofthe bank, befbre it .adopted a cours.e oppressive to the whole country, .to be sure of the ground on which it aCted. I t can never be justified for inflicting, a public injury,. by alleging mistaken ppinions ofits own, wJien/the means of obtaining ihformatiorij'absolutely eertain,'wereso obviously within its reach. .Thei change was always designed to be gradrial, and the conduct of the bank-itself has sirice cornpelled me" to remove a portipn of-Jhe deposites ear­lier than was. originally intended. There was nothing,,.therefbre, in the inquiry befdre menribned, nor inthe views of the Executive Departmerit,' nor in the condition of the- bank, which justified a sudden and oppressive ehange in its policy. / -,. ' ' - " , .' - • ,

. The'situatiori ofthe mercantile" claims-also rendered then suaf aids of the. bank, rno.re than'ever-necessary, tb sustain, them in their, business. Their bonds for previous importations were, as before stated, constantly; beGoming'due,:a.ndfheavy cash duties were almost daily to be paid-. The demands o!: the public upon those engaged in cbmmerce wei'e'consequently unusually large, and they had a jiist claimto the most liberal indulgence from the fiscal agent of the Government, w.hich had • for so many years been reaping harvests of profits from the deposites of the public money.-' But the bank aboutthis time changed its course.. ^ ^ V ' Bythe monthly statement of the.tiemk, dated 2d August, •• ." -^ 1833, it appears that its loan g- and domesiic brils' of- " ^exchange, purchased and on hand, amounted to -• $64,160,349 14 By the-monthly statement ofthe 2d.of September, 1833, ' ••

the.y appear to haye-been ' -, ' -." ,f '-. 62,65,3,359 59 By that of the 2d of October, 1833, they v/ere ' - - . - ' 60,094,202^ 93

Redu'ction intvv^o months _ , - - ^ -' --. ' -. $4,066,146 21 By the same papers it appears that the' public deposites, , <•

-including those for the red^mptipn-of the public debt, - -, ' the Treasurer's, and those of the-public officers, were in

, August ' . - - . • - . - . • : • • . |7;599,93t-47 September- - - .' - ' ^ - W^ ' ..'; ' •- . - .:•• •-9,182,173 18.

^ October . , . \ .^ • ; . .' •- •_.. •- -. ,/ •-- ^ 9.868,435 58

Increase; of the public deposites-in two mbnths ' - $2,268,'504 11

- "Total amouiit collected frpm the community -' $f),334,650 32

' Thus upwards of six milliens of dollars were withdrawri from thebusi-. ness. of the country bythe Bank of the United-States-in tlie Course bf two months. : This, of itself,'must have produced' a pressure on the money iriarket, aflecUng.all commercial transactions. But the curtailment in the

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bank. accommodations of the bommuriity \vas much larger.. The pohcy . adopted -by the Bank.of the United States-compelled the; State banks, to. ' take .the- saiue xoiirse, imsellcdefeuce;-and'the Bank of the United States '

: appears ta have resorted to the expedienf-of drawing .from the State banks: ' the balances due, in specie, and: to: have hoarded^up: the aiticle in its own vaults. •• - •'•.. • -••r.;-' '-" ;•'••-:-.:• '"-- . "• ; ': •• .,-•-• •;• • ....

In Auo-ust,' 1833, that bank had in specie;-. ^ - f ^ - • ^ • $10,023.677'38 • ^ September ... •-:'>>-', •; f',- '...'" f > , -' . •^-- -..-J ,:-.-.:: 10,207^649 20 . . .-October •••- \ ' ---fi ., y..^ •^•.'''- •:v',;-•: .' :--- ' ' 4 0,663,441 J 5 i •

^ '.Showing ari inprease o:f specie i i i two' months, of' . ' •: .- :.,- $639,764 1 3

. Th i s sum, it is believed, Avas- chiefiy drawn frpiri. the StateVbanks^ To^ fortify: themselves, tlTOse-banks were compelled l b call oli fheir debtors',, and cui ta i i their .accbmnipdations;; and so large a proportion of these calls, is

.. always paid in their' own notes,/that, to obtairi $1OO,OO'0 in specie, t hey are probably obliged: tp.call fbr^four or five times that amount. ' . T o replaee the specie .takeri frorri --th em by the Bank^pftKe- United States,' and to'^pio vide for their Pwn isafety,'tlie' State banks,; therefore,^ must/ha.ye curtai led froiri ^ two to three millions of dollars. -Or i th 'e whole, it is a;fair estimate, t h a t t h e cbllections from the cpmmunity during those tvvo, month^, .withoiit any cor-

' responding return, did not fait miich short of nine mil lions, of doliars. . As might have.been .ex"^pected^ complaint's" of a-pressure upon the money ,.mar-\' ket we-re heard from e veiy^ quar ter,> .Th^,bala;n-ces'due front the-State banks .had-; during tlfe-sanie time,;increased, from, $368,969 98 to $2,288,573.19 ; and, frbm the im certain policy ;of the bankj it was apprehende.d they might suddenly.be called for in specie. T h e State banks,' so far from being ,able to relieve the commu nity,. foririd themselyes under the necessri.y of providing for their pwpv safety. ^ ' f'! • . ' • . — , ; , - ^ ' . , , - . • . ^

. ; A'yery, large ,proportibn of the collections' of the bank in August and' S^ep- • tember, v/ere in .Philadelphia, New: Y'.ork,. and Boston. - .- J "" • .- • . 'In Apgus ta r id . September, the cii rfail meiit ^ ' • .. , . , / ; - ' . . , ' ^^\-^n^Philadelphija'.was, fi. - ,.'' '..--^'f • .' - $i9.5.,548'69^': • •' ••/'.:-• :

- Ihcrease of'p.ubhe deposites ,'.'-: •.•-•• ,''"-,'.\*- -.^646,846 80 .•;''•. ..-' -•.- e; . / :

.. Actual collecdonsby;the-bank^ ••-•."-.: x;; J - : . ;^ . - •^Jf- ' '$842,39,5 -49; ' Increaseof public-.deppsries iir New •York; T ' .,l,396,,-597'.-:'24' - •'•^ •"•.-'•';•'

. ^''Deductincre^ase:rifloans;' ' ' •- /-• :.''-- :;:- .~ • -•' ' g 3 f 2 9 5 - 38"-''• -'' . ''. ''

Ac tuafco l l ec t io&bythe-bank . t^>%/ : . ; -\- ;-,-'-^. ';:•-.1,055,301 86\ ' '•Gurtailmentsin'.BQston'--i-p.: ' ' -v-.:' ^ ' •,; - -b717,264 45' [' ''[ . '^•:'--

.increase of public .depositesV• • -' - ' '-"/•' 48,069^" 88.^ - 1 "

. Actuaf Gollections^by: the.bank •/ -.;-•• '-W ../• ..,- ' -.. ',-^ 765,334'33.

. Total'collections iri.trie throe cities. •'-. i.-' •-^-:\l . \ •$2,673,031--68-.

. It v/ill be .perceived that it was solely, through/ theincrease of tlie pu.blic 'deposites rthat the bank raised ^balances-;agaifist the :State banks i.ii New York,-"and was placed iri\a situa'tion to tkake'from them, atjts^p'leasure, large surris. in specie-. And',when'itis considered, that those curtailments and' cpllections of the Bank ofthe "IJnited States necessarily, compel led the State

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banks to curtail also, we shall be at no loss to perceive the .cause of the pres­sure; which existed in the comniercial cities about the end of themonth of September. It was impossible that the commercial coriimunity could have sustained itself much longer under such a policy. In the two succeeding months, the collecdons ofthe bank would probably have e.xceeded five mil­lions more, andthe State banks woiild have been obliged to curtailjn an equal sum. The reductiori of bank accomrnodations to the amount of nine­teen millions of dollars in four nionths, must have almost put ari end to> trade; arid before the 1st of October this pressure in the principal commer­cial cities had become so intense, that it could not have been endured much longer without themostseribus ernbarrassments. It was theri daily increas­ing ; and from the best information I have been able to obtain, I am ,per-suaded thatif the public riioneys received for, revenue had conrinued to be cleposited inthe Bank ofthe United States for two months longer, and it had adhered to the oppressive system ofpolicywhich it pursued during the two preceding months, a widespread scene,of bankruptcy arid, ruin must have followed. Tliere was nb alternative, therefore, for,trie Treasury Depart-• ment, but to act at once, or abandon the object altogether. Duries of the highest character wouldiiot permit the latter pourse,, and I did not hesitate prompdy to resortlo the former. . • . . ' ,

I have stated the condriion bf the mercantile classes at the time of the ' renioval, to explain why it was impossible to postpone it eveii for a short period. Under other circumstances, I should have been disposed tb direct the removal to take effect at a distant day, so as to give Congress an pppor-tunity of prescribing, iu the mean time,,the placesof deposite, and\)f reg­ulating the securities proper to be taken..., It is true that the power given^to the Seci'etary of the­Treasury to' remove the deposites from fhe Bank of the United Slates necessarily carries with it the right, to select the places where they shall afterwards be made.. The power of removal cannot^be exercised wrihout, placing them elsewhere'; and the right to select is, therefore,,con-taiped in, the right to remove.,, It is also true that,in my judgment, as has.

"already been stated,'the public ipterest would have been advanced if the change had takeii place at an earlier period. Yet, as a few months would, in ordinary times, have made no,very serious difference, andthe renioval hi:id already been delayed until the meeting of Congress was appro.aphing, 1 s.hould have preferred, executing the measure in a manner that.' would have enabled the Legislature to act on the subject in advance of the,actual removal, if it had, deempd it proper to do sb. But the conduct of the bank left me no choice, except between the, immediate, removaf and its final re-liiiquishmerit; for, if the measure had then been, suspended, to be resunied

-at a future time, it was in the power, of the bank to produce the same evil whenever it was'again attempted. .Putting aside, therefbrejfrom the view of the subject which I am no\v presenting, all the inducenients which grew outof the misconduct ofthe bank, and regarding only its approaching endj and the intensity of the pressure it was then producing, nb further delay was admissible. \ . ^ . ' ; .., ,. .

The iactsahd reasons above stated appear to have-established the follow­ing propositions :., > J "-,. : J ' \.

.1st. It was the duty of this department n,pt to act'upon the assumption that tlie legislative power wbuld Itereafier.change thelaw in relation to the' Ba'nk of the United Siates; andit ivas bound to regulate its conduct upon

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the principle* that the existence of this corporation would'terminate on the 3d ©f March, 1836, . ' ^Vj.. .. ;-..'- v '_ :, ^ ; •••.-••. '" ' J J, ^ -:"~

2d. Thc publictnterest requiredthatthe deposites of -public'nibney should not continue tobe made iri the Bank pf the Uriited States,, uritil the cl rise ofits existence, but should be transferrpd.to some otber-place, at some p e - ; riod-prior to that time. ....' j f ' \i' .' ' • ' W- ;'

3d-. The power of rembvaf. being/reserved.exclusively to the SeeretarV'; of the Treasury, by .thetermsof thp charter, his action^ was. riece ^ order to effect it ; andfhedepositcs could not, accbrdirig to the agreeriient , made by Congress with.the s|oekhoiders; have be'en rempved by the legis- v-lative branch of the,Gpyernnient,'uritil the charter was a;t an,end. ^ : ^ .,' .

4th. The neap approach-o,f\thetiipe wheixthe charterSvould expire, as _' well as the eoridition of the mercantile community, .produced by the'con-duct of the bank, xendered the removal indispensabie at the time it was be^ . gun, andit could not have been postporied to a lateir day, without injury t o ' thb'couritry.; •- ''••.',.:-/: ' '\^'fi- : . ' .:••'..' : •- < . •: • '^,: : ,,., ^ • , ' . ; ' . ' ••

Acting on these: :prin:Gipies, I should have "felt"myself boundto follotv the eours.eljiave pursued in •relation to the deposites, witliout. aiiy reference to. the' misconduct of the barik." Buf tlierb'are; other .reasons for the remoyalv. grbwing out ofthe:mannerin which the affairs ofthevbarik have been man­aged, clrid its money applied, 'which: would havp' iriade ri my-duty ^to\with-' • drarw the.deposites atany period of the charter.'^'v^ ; ^ \ r ' - •

-It will, I ..presume, be admitted orirall handsj that the bank wasv incor-poratedviri/brdpr-to create a-^usefuf and convenient public agent tb assist.the

'Goyernirieiit in its fiscar •operations. Tlie .act of ih"Corporatiori was nbt desigried. rnerely, as.an act;of favor to the' stockholders, iior were" exclusive K privileges given to them ,fpr the purpose of en a bli iig. therii tp obtain= political ' ppwer, or to arnass vveal t h af the expense of. the' people of the United ,'Stcries.

The motive for estabhshing this vast .monopoly was the hope that it would coriducetb the public gbod: i l t was created, to be the ageiit bf the" public; to.be emplpyed for; the benefit of .the pepple.;. and the peculiar ,priy-' ileges and means pf private^embliiment, giyen .to it by the act of incorpora­tion, were intend'edhs rewards for Jhe. services it was expected fo perform.

It ^yas riever supposed; ihatits own soparate;intere^ts would be^voluntari-'/ ly brought into collision with those bf the public. And still less :was i f an-i ticipated that it Wbuld seek, by its mpney, to obtain political power,, and oorttrol tiie miction' of the- Go'ye.rnment,.'eiiher by the favors if can. shower, or the fear of jts resentment. .Its duty \y as simply thatof an agent, bound-to render certairi services tbits priricipal, in consideration of trie.advaritages '-granted to it. And, like; every other public a'gent or offi-cci:, its own sepa-, rate- interests were subpiiiinate .to its duty to the public ^ It;was; bound to: consult the general good lather than its private emolument, if they-should happen to. come in coiiflict Jvith otie anothpr. if, therefore, it sought,"to obtain: poiiticaf power, ortb iricrease its gains by rrieans which woidd p.rob - /. ably bring.distress'on the conimunity, it violated its duty, and perverted, to the public injury, the powers, which were given tO; be used for the puhlic . ; .good , And^ in such an event, it was .the duty of; the public servants, to whom the trust was. reserved, to dismiss it, so far as. might :lawfully be. done, frorii the agency it had thus abused. .J- - - ^..: , " - '. /• • ''. . .Rega.iding the, baRk,.. therefore, as the ,age.nt of theUnited States, and bound by the duties, and liable to the obligatipns, which ordiiiariiy^ belorig to the relation of principal andiagent, except >vhere the charter _has .other-

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wise directed,.I proceed to state the circumstances v/hich show that it had justly forfeitedlhe confidence of the Government, and that it ought notvto. have been further trusfed as the:deppsitory of the public moriey. , The ^United States, by the charter,, reserved the right of appointing five

directors of the bank.. It was. intended by this ^means not only to'' provide guardians for the interests of the public in the general admiin'stration of its affairs, but alsotojiave faithful officers, whose situation would enable tbem to become inrimately acquainted with alf the trahsaciions of the institution, cmd whose duty it would be to. apprize the proper authorities of any mis­conduct on the part,of the corporation likely to affect the public interest.

.. The fourth fundaniental article of the constitution'of the corporation de­clares that riot less than seven 'directbrs shall constitute a board for the transaction, of business. At these- meetings of trie Board, the directors on the part of the United States had of .course a right'to' be present; and, cpn-sequently,^ if the business of the'''corpoi'ariori hadbeen transacted in the manner v/lrich tlietaw t^equires, there Was abundant,seeu rity that nothing could be done,, injuriously affecting fheinterests of the-^people, Avithout be­ing iriimediately communicated to the public servants, who'were authoriz­ed to, apply the reriiedy. ^And if the" corporation'-^has so arranged its con­cerns as to conceaf from, the public directors some of its most: important operarions, and has thereby destroyed the safeguards'which v/ere designed to'secure the interests^of the United States, it wbuld seem to be very clear that ithas forfeited its claim to confidence,, and is no longer worthy of trust.

In the ordinary poncerris of hfe, among .indi viduals, no prudent .mari would continue to plkce his fiinds in the handsof an agpnt, after he dis­covered that he was studiously concealing frorii him the inanner in which they were employed. The pubhc money ought'not to be guarded with less vigilance than that of an individual, and measures of concealment on the part of this corporarion are^not only contrary to the duties of its .agency, butare also in direct violation ofthe law tp which itowes its corporate exist­ence. And the same misconduct v/hich, inthe case of private individuals, would induce a prudent m'an to dismiss an.agent fromriis employment, would require a similar cburse towards the fiscal agent.of the Government, bythe officer to v/hom tfie law has intrustedJhe supervision of its conduct, and given the power of reiiioval. J- , , ' ' ' . i ' '

Tried by these principles, it .will be found thatlhe conduct-of the bank made it the duty of the Secretaiy of the Treasury to withdraw from its. care the public funds. ' '. : . ' . 1st. Insteiid ofa board constituted of at least seven directois, according

to the charter, at which those appointed by the United States have 'a right to be present, imany of the most important money transactioris of the bank have been, and still are, placed urider the.cpntrol of a comniittee, denomi­nated the "Exchange :Cbrmiiittee, of which no'orie of;the public^directors has b'een allowed to bea m.eniber sincethe commenceirient of the present year. ' This: cpmmittee istiot' even .elected by the board, and thb -public .directors' have no voice in their appointraent. .They are chosen'by the President ofthe bank, and the business'of the institution, which ought to

• be decided on by the Board of Directars,is in mariy instances transacted'by this .committee; and no one/has a light to be: present at theii' prbceedings.: but the-Presid'entand.those whom he shall please to; nafiie as-members of this committee. Thus loans are made- uriknown atthe time to a majority of the,Board, and paper discounted, which might probably, be rejected at a regular meeting of the directors. The most important operations of the

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bank are sorrietimes resolved on and executed.'by this committee: arid its measures are, it appears designedly and/by regular system^ sbarran^ed as, to conceal from the Jofficers of tlie Governmerit transactions in iwhich the public interests* are deeply in vol ved: And this fict* alorie furnishes , evi­dence too strongfe be resisted, that the coriCealment of certain impbrtarit^ operatioris of trie corpbratipn frorn the; officers . of tire :'Gpveriiment is one of the objeets which/is intended to be accornplished by means of this com­mittee. • The plain, wprds'pf the charter are yiolated,:in order to deprive the people of the United States- of one of the principal securities which, the law had provided to guard their interests;,tmd to fendep.more safe the-^public money;intrusted.tbthe;care of the bank. Would any iridividual>of prd ^ ^ ry discretion continue his riioney iri the liands of an agent who jViblated his instrucrions, fpr the;purppse of hiding from him the. manner in which he^ _

, was cohduetingthe business Confided to riis charge-. ^ Would lie continue his property irr his, hands,wh'en he had .not orily ascertained that concealmerit had been praGtised.towards.riirii, but when the,^agerit avowed his determi-~ nation to cpntinrie in the same course,-and: to withhold from;hini, as far as he could, all knowledge of therriianner in'which he-was employing his funds ?' If-an individuar would not be expected to eontihue his confidence " under siich circurristances, upon what,princi4)le Could a different lirie,of.con­duct be' reqiiired from th.e officers • of the ' UrritedrStates,- charged - -with thp care of the . public interests? The public mpney is surely entitled" to the ;same care and prbtection as that of an iridiyiduaLl; arid if the latter 'would be bopiid, in justice to hiniseif, to 'Withdrawihis money fromthe hands' bf an agent .thus regardless of his "duty,the same priiiciple requires, that the money of the United States should, urider the iike circturistarices,^be with­drawn from the hands of their fiscah agent.: "Arid as the power of withr drawal was confided to the Secretary, of the^ Treasury, it was his duty, to • remove it on ihis ground alorie, if no other cause of corn plaint had existed . against the bank. > The conduct (Si' theJianW in -relatiori tb the three per ; ceiiti stock of the/Uriited States, is a memoralje instarice of the power ^exercised in secret by the;Excharige Comrnittee, andtheabuses to which it is/incident.: The-'tircunistances attending that trai,nsaction havebeeuvsb fully/laidbefdrexGbngress. and the-public, that'it J s useless to repeat .them here. - It was a case; in which thi^ coirirriittee nof brily irianaged in isecret a moneyed trarisaction of vast ariibunt,: intimately con nected tvitli the intef^, ests of:the people .of this country, but pne where the measrires of the Gov-, ernment vvcre thwarted by the banlf, arid the nation compelled to coritinue

. fbr a time liable Ibr a debt.which it was ready;;and desirbiis to exringuish. Nor is this the only m<3 asure of the kind which has come ^officially; to my

" knowledge.' I have the hoiior to present herewith\ a report,- rnade 'by three , of the public-directors to the/President of the, Uriited States, on.'the 22d of-Apiil, lS33,; (marked A,) in vvhich, iri/corripliance with a J-equesf that they would coriimunicateto liim such, iriforulatiPri^ as was •withiu their per^ sorialknowledge, relative to the rinusual proceedings- ofthe Board of Direc­tors, they dis closCd the exceptionable nianner Jn \ ^ ^ by law. on the;Board has;been^surtendered to tlie Exchauge Corrimitt€;e f that this lias beeri dorie eyideritly with the design of .preventing a proper ' and contemplated pxaminatiori into thp accounts bf persons whbse ' paper was offered for discount • that a niinority of the Board, apparently suffi- cient to have pre ventedthe loan if the security w^ bad, were deprived of their votes lipon the question • and that the Ibng'-established byJaws of the

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institution were set aside for the purposeof carrying those designs into effect with less difiiculty or embarrassment. ,: . . . ' I f proceedings like this are sanctioned by the constituted authorities of the Unried States,- fhe.apppintment of directors pn their part is an idle cere­mony, and affords no safeguard to the public treasure iri the custody of the bank. Ahd even legislative enactments, in reidtipn to this corporation, are of but little value, if ir may at its pleasure disi'egard one of the funda­mental articles of its'constitution, "and transfer to a secret cornniittee the business which by law ought Jo be transacted by the Board. It is scarce­ly necessary, in presenting this document .to the consideration, of Congress, to notice an objection. which has been sometimes put forward against the publication of any proceedirigs which relate to the accounts of private indi-.viduals. The circumstances detailed are the regular and officiaf transac­tions of the Board of Directors ; nor do they involve the private debtor and creditor accourit of persons dealing with the bank, which is alone included

• in the.,distincrion taken by the charter, in regard to private accounts., If , the ^argument th,us brought forward> were a sound ;Qne. there could be no such thing as an examination, of any value Jnto the ^conduct ofthe bank, because, the business of the bank, being with individuals, its misconduct could never be sho^vri without bringing, before the public the individual transaction in which the= conduct of the bank was impeached.' And if it could make good the position that such proceedings never,are. to be ex­posed to the public, because individuals are conperned in them, it would ef fectuaily shut out all useful examination, and be enabled to apply, its money tothe most improper purposes, without dctecrion or exposure. When

:its conduct is impeached, on the ground that it has used its gieat money power to obtain political influence, the investigatiop of the charge is, in its

, very nature, 'an inquiry into its^ transacrions with individuals. And al­though the accbunts brought forward on such occasions may be the ac­counts of individuals, yet they a;re also the. accounts of the bank, and show its conduct. And being, the fiscal agent ofthe Government,'with such imnierise; power to be exercised for good or for evil, the public safety re­quires that all of its proceedings should be bpen to the strictest and most rigorous, scrutiny. /Its charter iriay be. foi:feited by its miscpnduct, and would be jpstly forfeited, if it soughtto obtain a, pplidcaf influence in the

.affairs of^the nation. And yet such attempt on the -part ofthe bank can

.never be proved, except,by the examination and disclosure of its.dealings with Individu^als. ; • ^ t"" . ' ; f , \ . 2d. It is not merely by I'ts concealmpnts that the bank has proved itself

regardless of the duties of it's agency. Its own interests will be fpund to be its ruling, principle,; and the just claims ofthe public to be treated with but little,regard, .when they have come into colhsiNon with'the interests of the corporation, This was .but too plainly the case in the afftrir.of the three percents above mentioned. A recent instance proves that its rule of action is not changed in this respect; • And the failure of the French Government to pay the biU drawn for the -first. instal mented ue by the treaty, has been

<made the occasion of endeavoring to obtain from the (public the sum of $158,842 77, to which no principle of jusrice appears to entitle it. JPhe money for which the bill was sold remained in the bank. The expenses it incurred were of small arnount, and these the Government are wiihng to pay. Butthe,corporation,notcoritent with the profits it was deriving from the millioris of public money Jhen in its yaults, and whichit was daily

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using in its discbunts, endeavors to convert the pubhc disappointment into . a gamful transaction, foritself; and demands the large sum abovenienrion-

ed, without pretehdiiig thati t sustained any loss orJncbnvenience com­mensurate with the amourit it seeks to obfain from the Goverriment. 'The

' fiscal agent of the public •attenipts to avail -itself of the uneipected disappoint­ment of the prihpipal, for the purpose of enhancing its own profits at the expense of the conimunitiy.\ , / • : ' ' : '\- - ^ / J ' : '

3d. There is Mifficierit evi.dence to prove that the,bank has used its means with- a : view to obtain' politieai power, and .thereby secure the

• renewal of its^chartet.^i^;> '^ •;-;'/:;t.. /:./:-„ ^: - . ' : --/•' •-• ^ '---' :;.•'...••:•. i The documents.'whicfc have beeri: heretofore/^M Cbngrdss, and

arempw^bn its files,/will show" that on the 3.1st of .December, .1830, the ag­gregate debt dub tothe. bank -was $42,40S,304- 24,-and.that on the 31stof December, 183l,,it was-$63,026,452 93; beirigan extension of its loans, in a single year, of twenty riiiilions of dollars, and aii;iriCrease bf nearly fifty per cent.-on its previous acConimodations. •. . J. ' v / , And,^as if to; leave no rporii to.dbubt as to the motive of this extraordi-^ nary conduct, it\ contin ued to, add rapidly to its loans, andpn the 1st pf May,

^':18.32,Jyhile its petitiou fbr the renewal of its charter was'yet pending; fe-fore rj:6rigi-ess, xthpy ampurited to ' $70,428, 0 ^ ari increase of

. ^7,'tol,6l7;79;in.th four; preceding: months,;and/ making::a!ltogefhe:r an ad--ditibri of $28,0^5,764^^

' an extension of^more than 66 per cent, on itsrprevipus'lQans. ./^Such an in-tcrease atsuch a period of its;charteris without example in tSe history of

hanking. institutions. On thp 31st of I)ecem:ber, 1830, when, its loans 'amounted, as,, above stated, to only $42,402,304 24, the corporation Had been in existence fourteen yeais.. /The sudden and; greatMncrease was .niade when the charter was drawing to a close, arid it had but littie more than four years to rum It camiot be supposed that these immense loans weremade frorii a confident expectatipn thatthe charter would be renewed. On, the contrary, it ismow aii) historical fact, that the bank itself deemed the chances of renewal so'doubtfril, that^ in the/session o;f Congress begin­ning in Decerriber, 1831, it petitioned for a recharter.; and the reaspn^^gefre-

. rally assigned for pressing for-a decision at thcit time was the great extent lof its busihess, and the riecessity.of preparing, to bring it to a'close, if the. 'charter was not to be renewed. ThuSj with but little more than fbur years to run, with doubtfuf chances of renewalj and:aware of the ne<;essity of beginning to arrange its vast transactions, it in:crea;ses its Joans in sixteen months more than twenty-pight millions of dollars! Was this' iniprudence only? It cannot be'believed thkt those who manage its concerns /cbuld have committed such an oversight. Can any proper reason be: assigned for J;his departure from the cburse which the irfteresfsbf a;j^oneyed cbrpo--ration,, as well as those of the country, obviously require ? I am- riot'aware tMtany suflnlcient justification has been offered. Andthis Cxtrabrdiriary increaseof its loaris, made in so^shprt a space of time, at such a period of its charter, and upon the eve of a severely contested electipn of Presiderit, in which the bank took ari open,:and direct inteiest, deriionstrates thatit

. was using its money for the purpose of obtaihing arhold ,iipori the pebple of this country, in order to operate upon their fear's, arid to induee them, by the appreherisibn of ruin, to vote against the candidate wh it desired^

/ to defeat/ In other/words, this great riioneyedcoi^ idetermined to enter the political arena, and to influence the measures of the Government,

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by causing its weight to be felt in the election .of its offieers. But if the circumstances above stated/were, not of themselves sufficient to prove that the bank had sought by its money to obtain political power, and to, exercise, by that means, a controlling-influence on the measures ofthe Government, recent, developments have furnished such proof as to leave rio room for doubt. I have the hbnor to transniit herewith an ofRcial statement, (mark­ed B,) signed by four of the public directors of the hank, showing at:., the saime time tlie unlawful manner in which its business is conducted, and the unwarrantable purposes to which its nipney has been, .and srill is, ap­plied. It will be seen by the proceedings therein stated, that the whole capital-of the bank is, in effect, placed at the disposition of the. President of that institurion. He is authorized.to expend what he pleases in causing, '.'tq be prepared and circulated such documents and papers as may commu­nicate to the people' inforniation in regard to the nature and operations of the bank." And he may, therefore,, under the very indefinite terms of the resolutions, employ as many, persons 'as he pleases, at such salaries as he thinks proper, either, to prepare daily paragraphs for newspapers iii favor pf thebank, or to write pamphlets and essdys to influence the public judg­nient. And he may even provide forjhe publicarions by salaries-to print­ers, orJiy p.urchasing presses and types, and placing them in tlie hands of agents employed and paid by the bank. There is no limitatibn, short'of the capital ofthe banlr,- as to the .sura of nioney he may thus expend in differ­ent parts of the United States. From the descriptioit of arricles which ap­pear to have been paid for under this'resolurion, it seems that the Fresi-dent of theinstriution has supposed that publications containing attacks on officers ofthe Government, who dre supposed to stand in the tvay of the renewal of the charter, is;one of the'^iuodes of "communicating to the peo­ple informarion in regardtp. the,nature and operations of the bank.' This iconstru'ction was, it appears, approved by the Board, as they continued the authority in his hands unchanged; after the manner in which-a portion of the money had beeii-^applied was laid before theni. And we are left to conclude that this institution is now openly in the field as a political partisan, and that one of its means pf warfare is the destructibn of the pohtical standriig pf those v who'are opposed to the renewal of the charter. The sum actually charged fo the expenses under this resoluUon, is sufficiently startling.' Hbwmuch riiore may have been^already-squandered, v/e are yet to. learn. . And the work of preparing and circulatirigsuch pubhcations is stril, i t is presumed, going on,' under the last resolution of the Bdard. It is, moreover, impo.' si ble to ascertain the specific purposes to which the money may in fact have been applied, since vouchers are not requiredto show the particular services for which it was giveri. With these positive proofs of the efforts of thebank to obtain power, and to influence the measures of the Government,'I have not hesitated as to the'path of duty.;. If, v/hen this evidence was before: me, I had fliled to withdraw the deposites of pubhc nioney from the.bank, it would have been lending the couritenarice and support of this department to measures which are but too well calculated to destroy the purity of our institutioris, and endanger thereby the liberries of.the'people. It cannot be supposed that these expendiriires are justifiable on the ground that the bank has a right to defend itself, and that the money in question was therefbre properly expended. - Some of the items accourited for sufficiently show in^ what nianner it was endeavoring to defend its interests. It had entered the field of poliUcal warfare, and, as a political partisan, was endeavoring fo.de-

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feat the elecrions of those who were opposedto its views. It was striving, ,t)y means of its nipney, to cpntroi the! cpurse of the Governrnent, by driving

^ from power those who were obnoxious to its resentment. Can it be permit-fed to a great inoneyed eorppratipn to enter on such a controversy, and then justify its ponduct 'On the^ groundlhat i t is defending its own iriterests?

' The right of-such aitipstitutipn^tpjnteifere im poiiticaf corieerns ofthe country, for any cause whateyerj .can never be ipcogriised; and a defence like tBis on the,psu:t pfthe barikpm^ indiyidual

- stockhplders alone jyere^thus usirig^>their: own, mp;ney to pi'omqte their own interests) But itjs^;npt orily the moneyof indiyidu^d^ is thus applied^ The one-fifth of the:capi ^ ^ of the .bank, amountihg^ td seven rriillions of

> dbllarsf belpn^s to the I^^ and the prig-fifth of the tiioripy which , :]ias beeri e^cpended, 'arid ia iyet tojie expended under this resolution, is the

' prppertyjif^riieipubiic, and does not Yet the JBoard/pf Direptb^^^

' jteriiqney/bf individual stpckh^ in:order to promote, .their individual in terests,; but have also, by the resolrition in question, taken upon themselves

..to:'give:tiielike^authority; over nioney which beiong's to the -Uiiited S;tates.' Is.-an institutipn,^^; which d wHli the mpriey'of the-people, a proper

^ ^depository for tii^^ public tiinds?;•/ When sucli'a right is:- oppnly claiaied, atid acted uppn .fciy the: Board of Ditectbrs,Ccrii the riioney.:^ of the IJnited

. ..States be.^eemedsa^^ I'he sanie piinciplethatvfouM fhe application J)f one p ^ of thepublic riioney to such purposes, would justify the like use; bf all that may come to its possession. ThejBpard, of Directors hayerio lawful authbiity/to employ' t^^ the United States fbr such objects.' . So farras the nation is. concerned in;th^ character of the .bank, thb "people, through their own representatiyes in'Qongress,, can takel2are of their owii, rights, and vindicate the character ,of the bank, if

;,they think it unjustly assailedl And they, do not need the aid of persons employed and paid by the bank to learn whether its charter be coristitutional OJ npt, nor whether the public interest requires it to be renewed. - Nor have

: they authorized'the_.President and directors'of that institution tp expend the ^^/publicjiipney to enlighteri th ^ / . , "

.The resolution in-,question is moreover iri direct wiolatibn of the act ©f Congress by which this^corpotationAvas established. And/itJs/diffiCult to imagine how the unlimited, and irresponsible ppwer oyer themoney of the

^ baiik, .which the director to the Presiaenti can be reconciled to theelause iri i ts cliarter whicli requires seven (iirectors to form a: Board

ifpf the transaction, of business;' If the expeiiditure of (money for the piir­poses contemplated by the resolution be, a legitimate part of the business of

, the corppration,the Board could not lawfully transfer it to one, of its ofii­cers, luilpss they, can, by resolution, surrender into Jhe hands of rtheir President the entire power of the corporation, and commit to the cafe of a

'; ..single indiyiclual the .cprpQrate power, which .thp: law/has declared should be exercised by the Board of Directors. J _ \^ .: ,t /

Chief Justice. Marshall, in the case of therBank of thp .United States . vs!'. Dandridge, when: speaking of the. bonds i^guirpd to /be given by

. thp cashiers of the bank, ;says: "It requires ye^y little kn'owle%e of t iuterior pf bariks to know that the interests;of Vthe Stockholder? a^^

Jmitted to a very great extenf to these,'and other officers, f It Vas, a^ < ought to have bcerivthe intention of Congress ^ ^ ^ the' Governuient,

vvhich took a deep,mterest in this institufiori^and td secure individuals, -.fi:''r Joh.111.-^ fi . • ; ' ; ' ; -p-; :- / . . : " ' t---/ •;• v--- r-.; ..

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who embarked their fortunes in it on the faith of the (jovernment, as far ' as possible from the malpractices of its officers." But the directors of the bank seemed to havejicted on principles directly opppsite to Tthose stated by the Chief Justice, and; instead of endeavoring to secure "as far .as possible" the pubhc and individuals from the malpractices ,of its officers, they place the'funds of th'e bank under the- control oi a single officer, froni vyhbrn neither,security nor specific vouchers have been, required. Itis true that, in the opinion which the'Chief Justice gave in the case from which' the. above passage is quoted, he diflered from the rest of the court.; But thedif-ference was oh other principles, and notion the* one above^ stated. ' In forming my judgment on this as partof the case, I have not re­garded the short time the charter has.yet to run. But rriy conduct has been governed by considerations which arise altogether out of the cburse pursued by the bank, and which would have equally influenced the decision

• of this department in relation to the. deposites, if the bank were now in the first years bfits existence; apd upon this view of the/subject, the following proposiripns appear; to be fully maintained.; - J^; - -- 1st. That the bank, being thefiscal agent of the Government in the

^duties which the law requires J t to perform, is liable to all the responsi­bilities which attach to the character pf agent in ordinary cases of pririci­pal and agent among individuals ; and it is therefore the duty pf the officer of the Governnient, to whorn the power has been intrusted, to withdraw ifrom its possession thepublic funds," whenever its conduct towards its prin- -cipal has been such as would induce a prudbnt inan in private life to dis­miss his agent from his'emplbyment. . ' V.' J . - ' ^ 2d. That^ by nieans of its Exchange Committee, it has so arranged its

business as to deprive the public servants of those/opportunities of observ­ing its conduct which the law had provided for the safety of the public money confided to its' care; and that there is sufficient evidence to show that the arrangement on the, part, of the bank w^s deliberately planned, and is stril persisted in, for the purposeof •conGealnieiit. ^ [

3d. That it has also, in the case ofthe three per cent, stock,^-and ofthe bill of exchange on Prance, endeaVored unjusdy to advance its own inter-

Ncsts atthe expense of the interests" and just rights ofthe people of the 'United States. ' .. i, - ,; ^ ' - If-these propositions be established, it is; very clear that a man of ordi­nary prudence in private life; would withdraw his funds from an agent who had thus behaved himself in relation to his. principal; and itfollows that itwas the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to withdraw the furids of,the United, States froni the bank. .• . , ' J "'

4th. That there is sufflcient evidence to show' that- the bank has been,, and srill is, seeking tp'obtain political power, and Has used its moriey for the purpose of influencing the election of the public servants; and it was incumbent upon the Secretary of the Treasury, on that account^ to with­draw from its possession the money of the United States, which it was thus using for improper purposes. Upon the Jvhole, I have felt myself bound by the strongest blDligation to remove the deposites. The obligation was imposed upon me by the near approach ofthe time when this corporation will cease to exist,, as welf as by the course, of conduct which it has seen fit to pursue; ^ -

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moved, if J)ecame necessary; that arrangements: shpuld be imriiediately made with the new depx)si{.pries ofthe publfemoney, which wpuld not ordy render i t safe, but would ( at the same limp secure to the CTOvernment, and. to the cornnuiriity at large, the Conveniences and facilities thaf /were in­tended to be obtained by inGoi;porating the Bank pf the Uriited :States. Measures ^vereacGordipgly taken for that purppse,:aiid'copies- of the con­tracts which have beeri niMe witlr the selected; banks, arid pf the letters of instructions , to therri; from.this.- departmerit, are herewith subniitted. The Cbntractsjwith the banks /in the interior are ript precisely the: same \vith those iri the; Atlaiitictcities^ T'he 'difference between them;arii^es from the nature Jbf the J)usinress;; transactedJby ;1hev bariks iri the^e diSerent

• \ places./ The Sta:te banks ':selected: arb; alf JnstitutiGns; of high character ; /arid;iindoubted.strepglhv ain the rriariagemenfiarid,coniroi.bf

persons of tiri^uestioried probity and iritelfigenCe... And. inorder toinsure . the ' iafety of the-public rnb ^ ^ them is^required, and' has agreed,

tb give security .^heriever the: arripurif of-tfre deposite shall exceed the half . ,'of;the; amount of the eapital /actpally;paid in; arid this .department has

--/reserved^ tor itself j h e righf to demarid security ;;whenever it m a y tliink J t ,.:adv^isable, althbugh the ampunt ori dbf^^ be: equal to the/sum

" abbv^. stated. /The banks- selectediha^ severally:erigaged toirans- : /<mit inbiiey tetany vpoinf at whicfoif

thisdepartriierif fbr the publib service, arid foJperfbrrri till the jseryices to-the Goyerriment :which were ;heretofore reh dered by the Ba n k ofthe Un ited States. Arid, by agree merits among themselyes tQ\hono,r each other's notes and drafts, they are providing" a gerieral curreiicy at least as, sou rid as Ithat of the Bank of the United States, and will afford facilities to corniiierce

: and in the business of domestic exchange quite equalito:criiy:which the 0 community heretofoi-e; erijoyed. There'^has not been yet sufficient tinie to

perfect these arrangements, but enough has alrea'dy been ^done to show thatveyen^bn the:score of expediency,^ a Baink of the United States is not

: necessary, either fer the fiscal operation's of the - Goyernment, or the' public' convenience; and that every object which the charter to the present baiik

Jwas^designed to attain, may be as effectually accomplished by the State banks. Arid, if this can be done,, nothing th^f is Useful \yill be lost or endangered by the change, while riiuch that is desirable will bergained-by it. .Fpr rio one pffhese corporations will possess that absolute, and almost .unlimited, dominion'over the property of the citizens of the'United States,

. which the present bank holds, and which enables it at any^.moment, :at its own pleasure, to bririg distress upon any portion: of the community, wheriever

: it may deem it useful to its interesf t a make its power felt. "The influerice of eacri of the State banks is necessarily limitedto its own immediate neighborhood;: and they Will be kept/iri cheefc;l)y thelother local Jbariks; They \vill not, therefore, be tempted by the consciousness bf; power to pire to political influence, nbr likely to iriterferp in thpreleGtipris; Pf; the public servaints. They will, moreover,'be managed-by p whoreside in the midst bf the people :whpj^aret6; be: inaiMed lately r^ measures; arid they cannotbe insensible or indifferent to the b^^ pecriliarrinterests of thos^: by; whom ihey: are daily surrbunded^ arid with

. whpm they are constantly associated^ These; circumstances ialways; fur­nish strong safeguard^r against ari^oppressivp/exe

^ciblyrecommedd the employment of Statp' banks in preference to a Bank

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ofthe United States, with its numerous and distant branches. A cor-, poraribn of the latter descpprion is continually acting.urider the conviction pf its immense power over the money concerns of'the whole country, and is dealing also with the fortunes and comforts, of men who are distant from them,, and^to .whom they are personally strangers. Tlie^ directors of the

/bank are not compelled tbhear, daily, .the coriiplaints,. and v witness the sufferings of those v/ho .may be ruined by their' ^ proceedings.- From Jhe nature of man, such an institution canriot always: be expected to sympa­thize with the wants arid feelings .of those who are affected by its policy. And we ought not, J)erhaps, to be surprised if a corporatioue like the. Bcink of the.United States, from the:feeling of rivalry, or from cold calculatioris of intere.st or ambidon, shbuld deliberately' plan and execute a course of measures highly injurious and oppressive in places where the directors who control its conduct have no locaf sympathies to restrain them.. . .

It is^a fixed principle^of pur political riisritutions, to guard against the, unnecessary accumuratioii of powerv over persons and property, in any harids ; arid. no.hands are less wbrthy to be trusted with it than those of. a mbrieyed corporation.^ In the selection, thei-efbre,:of the State banks as the fiscal agents'of the Goverifment, ,110 disadvantages appear toriave been iricurred on the score of safety or<convenience, prthe generah, interests of the cbuntry,. while much that is yaluable will be gained by the'changC; I;

• am, however, well aware of the y ast power ofthe Bank bf the United States, and of its ability to bririg distress and suftering on the country./ This is one bf the evils'of chartering a,bank with such an arnbimt of capital, with the right of shooting.its branches into'every part of the Union, so a:s to ex-

• terid its influence \o,every'neighborhood. Theiriirriense loan of more than ' twenty-eight-millioiis of dollars suddenly poured out,, chiefly in the west­ern vStates, in 1831,-arid the ffrst four months in: 1832, Sufficiently attests

'that the'bank is sensible of the power which its; nioney gives it, and lias : placed itself in an attitude to make the^people of the United States feel the weight of its resentment, if they .presume to. disappoint the wishes,of the corpbration: By a severe curtailment, it has already made it proper to with-

' draw a portion of the riioney it held on deposite,'and trarisfer it to the cus­tody of the new-fiscaf agents^ ill/order to shield the :community from the injustice of the Bank-of the United States. But 1 have nbt supppsed that

' the pourse of the G 0 vernrrient bright to be' regulated by the fear pfthe' pow­er ofthe bank.: J[f such a-motive Cbuld be allowed to influence^ the legisla-

' tion ofCongress, or the acrion of the Executive Departments of .the govern­merit, the re is an end to the sovereignty of the peoplei and the liberties of the country are at bn ce surrendered at the feet of a moneyed corporation: They

[may now..demandthe possession ofthe public money,' or the renewal,of the • charter;, and if these pbjects are^ yielded to them, from apprehensions of their Jpower, or. from the saffering which rapid curtailments on their part are inflicting onthe commuriity, what rnay they not next require ?' Will sub-

; rnission render siich a corporation more forbearing in its course.?- What law'may it not hereafter demand, thatit" will not, ifit pleases- be< able to

' enforce by the same meains ? -. " / ' The^e Corisideratioris .rieed/notjii howeveiy be pressed further in this

^ report. They are too obvious'and strikirig-to need enforcement by argument. Arid I rely with .corifidence on the representatives of this enlightened riation totsustain a measure which thebest interestslDf:the country called

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for, and which.had becbrne absolutely necessary to preserve untainted its, free institurions, and to/secure the liberties aridhappriiess of the^pebple.

, T ha-vethe/hpnor to be, sir, very respectfri -^ J ' ,v : Your bbedierit servant, j , ' \ .

fi' ',••/ •; ' \ ' ' ' \yS'yy.-fi^fi ' r ' f i . . \ • J\'^..,.: ••R^B.TANEY,-' i / . / '^- / . ." --'.v-' •''.-.s;. .i :.-:. 'fifi^::': fi Secretary ofi tke T-reasury,..

Documents trcm^mitted witk the jiep'oriofi, ike Secretai-y ofi the Treasury , 071 the Eemoval ofifik&Pu ^ ^ firom; tke Bank ofi ike- United

'• /Slates.:Kr'>::.C:.':-y'^' . J;:/^';r:.J; .:;.;-:. -•'"yv;: '-' ,-, . >'_ _ . ,; ^

'•' A.—Report .of the Goverriment directors of the Bank of the..United States,-dated^2dApril,-d8^^^^ .. •..;.' ' : -fi 'r- '' \ '

.B.-7-Report of the Goverriment dire ^ ^ Bank of the .United ^ StateSj..datedifc9th;Aug.rist,. 183.3,:•'•'•• f j ' ^ , •;;.;-".fi.'''-<. • /• ••;•'• " - '-^ •• \ ' ^ • ' ' Cl--Iristrrictibns to the Cpllector kfPhila^^ . J

KpTE.—Similar, instructions.sent to the Gollectors at Boston, ,New. York, and Baltimore;.

•D.i—Bettei^tb':the President of thevGii'ard HankJirithp city -of Phila-deiphid;, selecting fhati'baink^aB oriejofithe depositories of/the;publi mbney.;

: - • iNOTE. T—Siinilar letters ssent to the; presidents of the 'Cbmmon.wealth; Bank; and^ fhe iMer'-" chant's' Banlr, at^Boston 5 the- Manhattati;'C9mpany,:i.the/iM.echaDies' VBanlf,' and the- Banlf of .r America, at/the cityof New York ;. and th8/^n-ionBaiak-:©.f,Maryland, at, ^ . .,-..'

- E.—-LetterJo the President of thp Bauk; of the:-Uriited .States,'auth or iz- -ing him, to deliver to the collector at Phila^^^ duty bonds to the United States, payabie on and after 1st Optober, 1833. ; . -

NoTE.' —Simila'r letters .were- addressed to the presidents of the offices of the Bank of the -IJn-ifed:,..States at Boston, New .'York, and BaM^ ; • - . . '. .•, - • s

; '.F.T—Letter from the collector,at Philadelphia, transriiitting the contract executedrby the, Girard Bank.. : > ^ ." , ..^ i . / ,. '• •

-- ' G.—Copy ofthe contract executed by.the Girard Bank in; the city of ' J^hiladelpMa; i ' -/" J , •'••• v ^ " • •' - • / > • ' • - - ' " • ' . [ y ' ' ' ' \ " "* .\.NotE;--Sirhilar contracts liave been, execnted b'y theiCbrnmonwealth Bank ahd'the:Mer^

ciiants' Bank of ..Boston ; the M;anhattanvCoiupahyi, the. Mechanics' Bank, and the'B;ank of ''America, at New-York; the Union. Bank of Miaryland; at Baltimore; thei .Bank; of the'iMie-

tropolis, of the city'of Wasihin'gtoii; the. Bank of ^Virginia, at: Richitiond,'for itself aild. the ' ' Branch at Norfolk; and th'e Planters'^ Bank, of the State/of (r'eorgia;: at SaVannah;:•and­the-.

Uniob Bank-of Louisiana.- That executed' by the, Gommerciai Bank,at New Qpeans has-. -not bee.n receiyed,.although the department has been\\adyised, |by the PresidehtT of the bank,

of the execution bf the contract, Which isi simUar to the. one above mentioned. ~ ;-. ; " /• '• ' .

• ^-H.^Letter from the Pi:esident-':pf- the .Girard Bank, aiinbuncing. the execution of the. con tract;'J ' " ,: / •/:•• :'., \f- J^' 'i\' i , '; ;. ~ ; ^ •: ,' \ r/ . '•

I.—Letter to the President of the Maine ;Barik, at'Portland, selectiriig that . institution as one.pf the depositories bf the pubhC/moneyJ.'J, . ; ^ . -

NOTE.—Similar letters sent tolhe. Presidents qf the Commercial iBank,' at' Portsmouth, New • iHampshire';;.tlVe Bran'cli of .the Bank of theStatepf Aiab""ama, at'iMbbile; vthe ?lanters"B'ank of the State of iM ississippi, at. iN.atehe z '• th e .i IJnion 'Bank- of:: T^n tii esse.e,. "at' Nas.h vii le; the Franklin. Bankof.Cincinnap,"in Ohio; 'the Bankipif;yirginia, at Ricthmohd- the Branch of

i the. Bank of Virginia, at Norfolk.; the Bank of the Metrop.olis;,:'at the city of Vyashington;.^, ' the Bank of Burlmgton, iii Verniont^; .:the Arcade,>iBan,k,; at: Providen'ce, iRhode Island ; the -Farmers and Mechanics' Bank - .at^iHartford, Gonnecticut; the^Union Bank.of Louisiana, and

. ; the'Cbrnmereial Barik, at New'OrJ'eans:. •';/;::•• 'V: ; , : . / . . , ; / i , ••';;•- ''•; • •,,-' .

i'; Ii.^—Letter from the President of the-Main^JBank;.at Portland, trans-: mitting Contract executed by^that^bank. : /. ^ ., ' J ,

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L.-^Cdntract executed by the Maine Bank, at Portland, Maine.. NOTE.—Similar contracts, have been executed'by the Commercial'Bank, at Portsmouth,".•

New Hampshire; the Farmers.and Mechanics' Bank bf Hartford, Connecticut; the Arcade Backj'at Providence, Pdiode Island; and the"Bank of Burlington, Vermoni.

M!—Letter fr'om the President of; the Franklin Barilf of Cincinnati, announcing the transniission of the contract executed by that bank. , .

N.—Cbpy of the contract .executed by the Franklin Bank of Ciriciririati. NOTE.—Similar contracts have been executed by the Uniori Bank.of Tennessee; at Nash­

ville; the Planters' Bank "of the^State of Mississippi, at.Natchez; the.Branch of the Bank ' of the State of Alabama, aj; Mobile. - - ' - . /

O.—rReport of the Secretary^ of the Treasury to the President of the: United States, relative Jo/disbursing officers iof the-Governriient. , ' ^

P.—Cbmrnunicarion to the Departments of State, War, and Navy; / '.

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i . ' ^ PHILADELPHIA, Jj^n'Z 22. 1833. To the PRESIDEN.T ofi^the Unitea 'States : ' '' , ^ .

S J R : We have had the honor to receive your letter of the- Mth, calling our attention tothe rumors which have cbnie to you, in relation to the proceedings of the Bank of the /United States, and.requesting such infor­mation as is wJthinfhe persbnal knowledge of the Gpvernment directors, that you niay judge of the expediency of. a more formal and Jhorpugh in-vestigarion, through the Secretary bf the Treasury. , - " ' ^

In the letter we-had the honorto address you on the 8th instant, we took'' the liberty respectfully to state the limited extent of our present J.nfoima-tion,. which is only derived from our attentipn to the current business of the insritution, acquired, atleast, by two of us, in the short period we have been in the direction,.and ariiidthe {)ressure of other engagements. Sucli as it is, we communicateit in cbmpliance with your request. - We couljd not fail to,be struck withthe fact that the standing.commit-'

tees^of the Board, to whom, of course, the considerarion and preparatiori of, a great deal ofthe most important business is assigned, were so cpnsritut-ed atthe commencement of the year,.;as to embrace none^of the directors^ appointed by the Governmerit, although three took their seats at thp first' meering, and two of them were residents of Philadelphia. About the Corn-mencement of the present month, however, on-a new organization of those committees, one of- us. was appointed on the Comriiitteb on the statepf the Bank, and another on that on. the ofiices. ,- < , . - ' ' ^ ,'

So far'as we are aware, the busihess of the committees consists of mat­ters referred to them by the Board, onwhich they report before^aiiyfinal action, except in a. single instance—^that, of the' Committee on^Exchange. This comniktCe, whose original power wasponfined to the exchange busi­ness, and whose apppintmenf was formerly monthly, in rbtation, is novv-appointed by the President, and has graduaily come to. exercise the.author-, ity of another committee, also heretofore'selected in rotation, to attend daily at the b'ank, and aflprd their aid arid advice in all cases relative to, theinterest and business ofthe insritution., Of late years.the appointment of this latter conimittee has, we understand, ceased. In the exercise of these funcrions, the^CommitteC oil Exchange has not merely discounted inland bills of exchange, but also promissory noteSjipn. the days intervening

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between the meetings of the 'Bb.ard, and in some,instances even then,^but after its adjournment.., Its proceedings; of this 'riafujc are entered oui' the

\ books ofthe bank, andJisLid.pn-the''directbrs' tabled though not-read tp them, at pvery meeting. iFurther than this, wb cannot say that' we, haye any personal khovvledge bf the^fihat'action of this committee withput the J

, express authority of thesfjoard ,, " > J. ' ; : J ; -fi-' -. - , - Conceiving it .proper that the brdinary busiriess rif the Bpai:d sjiould not

^ e thus transacted by a sraaller nuniber of directors than Jh at-required :by the i charter,' and that the; busines^s of discbunts might :be corivenieritly

. done at fhe /Bpard, and beirig of /ppiniomthat a cornmittee exeicisirig such extensiye powers^ ought to J)e selected iif rot)itionj:soas'^ to .include the whole Board, which was the case iintif within a few ye^rs, and iis still prescribed ^by.the .-byJaws,,_ we ,offered-Jhese 'resolutions: ;", That the' duties' of the .tJpnimittee on "E^ to the .business bf discPuuts ;-' and" That. Jhe Committee ou Exchange shall^ after/ the expiration pf the

' present iponth, consist of thred directors^ residirig: in Philadelphia, to loe selected,as prescribed, by tlie existing by Jaws, uionthly,"from. the Board, inf otati0n,/and thatthe President and Cashier siiall be iiriited with them.'' We^ralso Calle4 the particular p;ttenripnJof, the'B^^ on their

• bwii niinutes fof the 2Qdri, Februaryv .1830, made by the Coriiriiittep ph the Offices to whom.had,been referred a letter froni the Presiderit of thp office af: Cliairleston,-stating that rnaking discpunts daily,, by a

cCpnamittee,: as practised in the State-banks in th'af city,-igave to those institutions a,dja!nfages over Jhe bffice, aind sugge^tingi a similar, course^ for > the office itself The report of this coinmittee;.^made after rriiich delibe-ratipn, was as follows : Thiat the. subject of discounts by coimmittees has frequenriy engage4thB attenfioif of. the" Board, who have al ways felt Jand' expressed a great repugnance tp such a pracrice, to vJiich, in fact, rriuch

-of the losses pfthe bank may be ascribedi The Cbfnmittee on the'Offices \ still -entertai^n that opinion, and they think that the better pourse-to be pursued, in regard" to; the preserit suggestion, is that, adopted on the .30th October, 1823, on, a similar application from the office at Bostori ;Jthey accordingly recommend the adoption of the follpwing tesoiution: "Tha t ^ the President be requested to coniriiunicate to the President of the office ,

/ a t ..Charleston. the, unwillingness of. this -Board So. adopt tlie plan of mak-: / irig discourits of riotes by a committee, fhati5eing the proper business^bf the ' ' Board organized as such: but^in' order^ to ^give every proper, facility'' to

business, the Board perceive iip obj ecti on to mrire frequen t, anct even daily meerings of the Board,'which can take place, for a short time, ait a parti­cu lar hour of every day.'J ;In -addition, to'this,'we also adverted.to the fabt:; that, Jas late as ; the year 1828, iheN conimittee attending at the banlf was ". selected'nionthly, in rotation,, as iippears, by the iriinutes. This subject is StiU urider the ..consideratipn of the Board: ariy decisiori tbereon having; beeii postponed until a prbposed altetation iii^the b^^ orijthe, sariie subject, shall corne up for Gpn'sideratipri. JBy this ^alteration it is provided that '• the Gbmmittee ori.Exchahge'shall consist of three meriiber^ be

/ap|:x)inted by the JPresident .pvpry three' mpijthSjAyhb: shall, have special charge of alfmatters Telatioglpthepperatioiis/of.the bank and its-offices in fbreign-an.d.domestic exchfinge and/'riu^^ "shall, act as a .daily Committee foi ^thei:p,urchase.bf dbrriestic excliange , at the, bank."

, This, in fact, is ta cbn stitute, by, express-regulation Ex-' change, Jri the. manner in/vvhich it nov r- praetica%-exists. What may be

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the decisimf of the Board on this plan, \ye cannot/of course, sa^r; but from the geiieral sentirrierits expressed by most of the other directors, we presume it will be adopted. They are of opinion that the business thus intrusted ,to- the Corriiuittee oil Exchange may be proper I yj^coiifided' to them, without./Contravening the letter or spiritof the charter; thatit is ex­pedient, and even necessary to the/successful business of the institution, . to have a conimittee with authority thus to act in the intervals when the Board is not in session''; and that-such acoiiimitte'^e may be" appointed in the nianner pi:oposed, more advantageously and \yith no le§s propriety than if selected in Jotaribn, by which alf the resident members of the-Board' wpuld,: frpni tiriie to tiriie', participate in the action ori matters nof only important in themselves, but peculiarly such.as the stockholders must have looked to, in deciding on the fitness of all the directors.' Qur^ovvn experience has not led us to adopt these views of pur colleagues ; but hav--ing stated-so fuUy the facts in regard, tp them, which haye come within our knbwledge, it would be im'prpper in us further to^urge our opinions on the subject in this coinmunication. • , . / . ' • .- : ^

We havebeen induced, howeyer, to olij ect more strenuously to Jhis miode, of Conducring business, because it transfers from the Board to a few mem­bers an extent^of power and authority in the .disposal pfthe funds of the stockholders, whicfr ought not to be exercised except bythe full represen-. tation of, their interest, which the charter requires, and whicli involves the institurion iri transactions droni which it is difiicukjO( withdraw-withput-loss. ( Having/' observed on a late occasion, from the books Jaid on the ta­ble at the mee.tiugs of the Board, that a note of Messrs. Gales and - Seaton for $5t")00, which had been due arid unpaid for sojne da3 s,_jvas unprotest^ ed, and that their account then was, and, since the month of Noveniber pre­ceding, had been, repeatedly overdrawn tb/a corisiderable amount ; and learning, on inquiry, that their debt to the barik had risen within a few , years from less than eleven thousand to"! upwards of eighty thousand dol-" lars ; that the principal security therefor was-a pledge of the funds to be" received from Qongress for an edition bf the State Papers, which funds were partially and previously appropriated'to the paymerit of advandes frbm bther sources, and also tothe current eixpenses of pubhshingthe wbrk; and that, in thei present instancejno nptipe of the non-payment had Beeif given to the trustees holding these funds,; \yhd were the acceptors-of a draift which had beeri taken as collateral seciirity, although the accept-^ ance was .cpnditionp.l to be paid ona .Cbiitingency, and outipf a particular fund; w e were desirous on all these grounds- that the subject should be fully and specially investigated; we'also'desired it, as ,we'Stated at the time,^ for tlie purpose of ascertaining and preserving on record the reasons bn which such a deviarion from the rules of .the bank had been made. Our ' wishes were at first ;acceded to, arid,'ori the morion of another director, it wia's resolved, without a disseiiting voice, that the account in questiori: should be referred to a special conimittee"of seven,.including thereiii the three resideiit Go vern ment directors. ^ , • ' '^ •• '' ' ,

At the riieeting of the Board, three days after,the subject srill being be­fore this special coniniittee,and unacted on, v/e\ver§ sutprised to observe loy the books laid on the table that thei note for $5,0.00 had " been renewed hy the Committee ori Exchange on the^day the investigatiori was directed.

On inquiry, we were, informed that the agree inen t to renew had been made bn the preceding day, butthe note not having been'actuahy produced

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uritil the day in question,Jhe entry was theni made. on the books. We observed; also, thatthe (I)onirriittee on Exchange had discounted a\note of the same persons, for a further sum of $2,.500, oir the security of their order on the Clerk of the House of Representatives,'" for thei-ampunt which would be dueto the'mfor4he:2d pait, volume 6th, of the Register of Debates, • say fbr 500 copies, twenty-five 'hundfed dollars, when authbrized by the ' House, as heretofore." On this order the Clerk declinedputtirig-ariy ,BCceptT ance, as the 'above work; had nbt beeu Subscribed for,; thougri,; a ' he said, "he did, riot doubt ofits being ordered ;?' but hp sta te/d; that i' ^j^^ order wtis Ibdged with Mr... Jbh rison,': hi s pay ing clerk,; he - woiild pay th e. mon eys, . when ciue, tp the­proper person." .They had also-discourited; a draff of the same persoris/ori^iH. T; Weightr^ / T h e t w o tbgether made $3,3l4r8i, the iamorint. pf the overdraft af the tiriie; '-The-dis-/ Gpunts thus riiade Jwere in opppsitibn to the by Jaws of the :bank,: whichi'

^p,rescribe;that no! person,'while he remains an overdrawer, shall have any. note or bill discounted at the banki^, It was stated by the nierribers of the/; Coiiiipitteepri Exchange, that these measures had heen adbptej asthe most;

p Xj iikeiytosepufe theif debt; that, in regard to the renewal of the note for _^.:..i5J)00, they had reasori to believe thaf it; had remained -oyer frorri/ aeci-' -

dental neglect •in riot sending bri- iri« time bne tq replace it wJth^ which .was, : also the cause ofits nprirprotestf and that, in their iipinion,;a protest-or no-:_ tice . was unriecessaf y to seCpre the hability of the accppters of trie draft ;s that-'iri regard tb trie additipnd discouiits of/f 3^31^ trie order and statement^ above mentjpned, they believed fhCy had secured, in the:^most

^ advantageous manrier^they could, the amourit of Jhe overdraft." ' The^ o pinioii .was furtlier' expressed byi isb riie of the Comririttee oil Exch an ge,. andpfficers bf the bank, that the wliole of this iarge debt was: secure ;. that it had been coiitracted td execute the large wofk directed by Cbngress; and

Jhat jWhen the' paynients thereof sriould be niade, as they would /shortly be,: trie debt would-be greatly reduced, or entirely liquida,ted^ .., • / ,

: Aftei theje circumstances,'we were,.sti 11,more surprised'at trie proceed.-' i iugs of trie ]3oard.' 'Trie rpsolutiou which hadJoe'eri passed unaniniously at .

. trie preceding ineeting, to. refer trie:acepuritto a,speciaf •crolrirnittee,' yyas called up | i t was reconsidered by the vote of all ^pipseni,* except the mover of the resolution arid the" Goyernmerit directors, and.Jtiwas subsequeiitly ;: rescinded altogether." /We renewed; oiir pppositibn tb tliis course, on the grouiids we have' iiientioried/^and also bri account.of the large janiourit of . the debt, the uriusual character and uricertain value of trie priricipal seCu-

i rity, and trie dibubts thatniigrit be ehteritainedof J:he ability^of trip parties, / frorn several of Irieir Iiotes; ideppMted by individuals for ^collectiou in; the barik,, having reinairied protested. F ^ reasons, when, /their

- riptes eanib before .th'e;.^pard a/few days siripe for rene\yal, to thei ampunt af $13,000, we-resisted a further/extensi^^^^ of the loan. rWe believejhat its anlbuiit "arid duration were /isucri as to render it prpper lb commence its^

_ ' reduction; and shaving uriderstood that ytlie \vprk in, questipn wks ;sp fair r con\pleted as'tp entitle^the, pubhsriers tb a large pprtibn of the siirrii^payable ii by Congress; we triougrit it ligritvthat they /should make 'some:-payment. They iwere, rio we ver,/rerie wed by. trie votes pf all the members' present, ex-i cept triose of trie Govern ment directbrs. A : ^ . / ' •': v :u;' J

NjWe.haye sirice ende/avbred,sby pur individual/exe^^^^^ to "form sonie opiriion of the actual value of this security, and \yrietrier,\as is alleged,Jt is; sufficient; but there do ript appear fo be any documerit^ frorri the Clerk

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of the House of Representatives, or from the trustees to whom the moriey to be paid was assigned, which give a definite statement of the amountof the State Paper fund, or of the sum which the bank can calculate, upon as a certain guaranty. The total amount loaned on that security is-;f 55,000,^ ofwhich $25,000 is on the coUateral acceptances of the trustees, deposited at the bank here,'^to which we have already referred. Of one of these , drafts and^ acceptances, thus collaterally given, we annex a copyj that you may see trie nature of the instrument, and the terms of the acceptances; we also annex a copy of the statement of the Qlerk ofthe House of Represent-,atives, relative to thei draft for $2,500, ^lately discounted, and of a state­ment of the sarne person, relative tp the payments to be made on account of the fund. From these and our previous remarks, you .will be-able to form an opinion on the whole/matter. As to trie actual value of trie secu­rity therefor, we express no opinion; irideed, one could nbt be formed with the certainty we should desire,-in doing so', without an investigatiori^ much more thorough and forrnal than we have beemable to make. ' ; . //

These, sir, are the circunistances^ which have, come to o!ir perspnal knowledge in the usual and regular exercise pf our duty:as directors of the bank. -We have stated them to you wjth, perhaps, -more minuteness than may seem necessary, but we have-done so that you niight be able to judge at once ofthe'propriety of our course in the fulfilment of bur official trust; and also of the grounds on whieri our colleagues have acted in pur-., suing one essentially different from it. We have refrained froni stating any thing that we have /not made the siibject of much reflection, and{all trie .^examinatioirin our power; any thing,that orir present persorial knowledge do,es not wartant us in laying befofe. you as the basis of such measures as you may deem it expedient to adopt; any thing in regard to whieri we have not spught, and bbtaineid, as far as we could, eve/y explanation triat, was to be inade. ' ' -, \ - - < / - ^ c- ,.

Without corisidering auy, portion of our- remarks as falling within the limits' of Jhose private accounts, which, as you state, the charter has so carefully guarded,, since the whole relate to the action of theBoard.upon matters fully open and discussed before theni, and extend in no instance to the private debtor and creditor accounts of individual§,, yet we may be excused, for ^expressing much gratificatiori at your assurance that the information requested is for your own satisfacripn, .and that you do not wish it extended rieyond our personal' knowledge. We may be permitted alsb to add, that the ,-wishes and opinions, which we took the liberty of expressing in our former letter, .have been since more strbngly confirna-ed.;. arid that we should not only feel more satisfaction "ourselves, but be enabled tb coriyey t-o you more , full and correct informaiion,' were we lo proceed in an investigation whpse objectiJvas avo\yed, and if: we were strengthened by that official,sancrion whieri we suggested.

Inponclusion, we can only say, fhat, in whatever light our pourse may be regarded here, we shall act with a full sense of what we owe, both to the institution and to the Goveitiment we represent,; with firmness iii;op-.. posing what we ibelieve to be inexpedient or wrong, no matter to wriat morives: our .actions.may be attributed ; with-due. coiisideration pf the rea­sons urgedV by others for then' cburse, sriould it vary from our own; and with-anxiety in'seeking for and supporting every plan which we bel.ieve

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will increase the usefulness oi the bank to' the whole contrriunity,''and pro­niote the objects for which it wasformed. / ; /

We remain,vWith great fespept; / > ^ , . . s -;, ; ' . '-'fi.' Your obedient servants, /

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i; . /-i : ' ' \ : \ ' f i - \ " - ' • ' ':' ,WA.sHiNpTON5/iVoi?e//z^er" J-832.. fi/ t 'our months after da'te, please payto-:Thbmas;Dpno]&o,OT orf^

thpusauddollars, ^ r value feceived, to be/paid^out of any moneys which ; may corrie intoypurltarids^ asi trie proceeds of trie corripilation of State Pa-;,, pers JyhiGh ai'e now; executi ^ ^ under the .a:ctof Corigress of March 2d, ';|831j/and":charge.;'/ :: J -, ' ,:-" , [' , /•".^--J^.^ :",- /. '-•'::•-' •• < ':/: - . • ' :' ':^^-: ;•• .'/j • Ybuf.bbedient-^seryants,'' • ' .:C-:'-' /'-,"••'.,-./'•'• •-/%/; /••• >, •/' V ._ • -. i • '.•••'.-f ; jGALESi& SEATON. "'

i - - $ 3 , o o o , i J J ' ^ i / ' . • . . , • ; „ •/ . c ' - . .: , : . .• :- : ;../--• •/••,,. ^ /. •.•;:-; '-•• f fc^ -H-T. WEIGHTMAN a r i d / , ^ --.-- - ^ /.;, j . '•" ' ^ •' ^-:-- -.J--^ /

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Accepted: to be. paid aut'of ^auy nibneys that may jeriiair ^ ^ ^ pur bauds after the paynients stipidated to be made by the deed of Wssignrnerit, and after trie pavnaent of all prior accepfances. ' J - / .< i

•' ' •"' J- • '~ • "• .• ' 'i"^ /;:^':-'^:' • ' '•.. -:Hi T.WEIGHTMiN,:^^^^^^^^ •;•,/ ; - j ; . . • • • ;: \ f i - \ , ^;,/- iVLEONipASGoiTLE,':^;,^.'^-^^^^

'WASHINGTON, iVb?;emj&<5r 17, 1832./- J.' • /^ •'- ^ '. . • '•-' • ../ ,••;-:/ ••• - . •' . ; ; ; fi fi ; J : . ' - ' : - i J j - . V . j / J ' $3,000:

One otrier of the same iniport, dated Augu sfl 3,1832. - / J - / 5,000"/ One other, Scinie.iniport, dated Octpber 13 ^ - - -- 6,000 One'other^ sanie ti%ort,daited^M ' ! ' - / • ' ,6;000 ,

, Orie. otrier, ^ameintpo^^f Sated Marcri' \3,1832 . ' ." - ' , i f - J 5,000

. i - ' ; - - ^ - - j ^ ;?- ; , ; j \ ^ : - - / • ' ^ • - j ' - , • .', -.',//^..;-' •• - " : / | 2 5 ^ ^ :

'„ ^ Drafit and statemeni ofi Clerk ofi House ofi Repms ent atives.. \ - j •'-, . - - • - " ^ • •• • , • S / , ' ., .-''/. W A S H I ^ G T P N , - J ! f a ? ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ -"

S I R : Please pay to pur/order, rieredri endorsed, trie ambunt wriicri will be-due to/us for: the 2d part, Volpme-^th, pfthe; Register of_ Debates, - say for five hundred copies, twenty-fivb hundred;dollars, when autriorizedby the House,/as.-ri'eretofbre.'' i • i •'/ •:-.;"' "i '- '•' ./. • ''/•- '.- '- -. '•'''•"' ' : ' ' ; ; •P,500;-' '-yr ',^- •"''.Jf "/'.• . ' •'-•-•' - GAEES • & - S M T O N . ' , . ^

; • !£-ST. CLAIK CLARKE,'E^q.i / / '/••'•'•:. /,<' ^f-J .-v/ •'" .""^^z' i^ • ' i' r.Clerk Housejofi- Mepresenintivesi ^ J Jj^,- ' •• [ \ ''fi ^ :^l. '

Messrs. .GALEs^-&^ SEATON :,.^,//>^'' /./_ i ;.^v-^'.'••'/-/';/>/::•/i. ^ /',.'•/ -f . GisNTLEMENi As thejabpve wprkrias riot been subscribed for, (but, J do

not doubt of its being oMered,)-:f^Ganriot put, my/acceptance bnif.ibtit i f it-be lodged .W'ith:Mr. Jphrison, iriy payirig clerk,'rib-wlf pay trie rnone ^ when due, to trie-proper persori J / /: ^ ^ / / :i

. . - - i . - - / •'•: • • i j ' ^ i - •J-'-YburS,'(£G7^-'---- -V -'^'.'''- ••:-•;:,/•:"•• ^ f . /.. • .'^f-' - ^ -... .'•' * . i ••• -•'•^.. - - - , ' - : . • « ST.-CLAIR CLARKJE,-'./- ^ :- /^ i¥«rcA 22, 1832; ; : Clerk House ofi Represeniatives.

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Messrs. GALES- & SEATON: " f •'' . ^ ' ' , •

GENTLEMEN: In answer, to your request, I have to state that the sub­scriprion authorized by Congress tp the reprint ofthe State Papers has been made by me; that as great progress has been made in printing as its nature and Mr Lowrie's.exertions and my own could accomplish. - N o appropriarion has yet been made, but a bill has been reported making"

pne, ^which i believe ^iri eithpr pass in that shape, or be appended to the general appropriation ^bill in. the Seriate. ^ v t , ' ^

) ~ .' ' , = Very respectfully, &c. - - • ' -^^fifi- J - . ' . - ' • - / / M.^ST.-CLAIRCLARKE,^

) ' - • ' , Clerk House ofi Representatives. / 'CAPITOL, Iforc/^ 12,d8B3.J ; . •"'-• f, / , :.• . i - '" . ;.

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- . / J , PHILADELPHIA, Az/^?i5r 19,183,3. T O the PRESIDENT ofthe United States:

S I R ; We liad tfre honor to,receive ybiirjetter of the 3d instant, direct­ing us to examine and report upbn the expense account ofthe Bank ofthe United States fbr the last two..years. Those of us to whom it was ad­dressed, requested' the attendance of our colleague, Mr., McElderry, to assist us, in theNexamination'. On his arrival, we proceeded tp invpstigate tbe yarious charges, and to look into^uch of the vbucriers on /which they were founded, ^s we had time and opportunity to do. These are so nu­merous, and embrace so many small items bf various kinds, that a full-, yiew of them Can only be given to' you by transmitting copies, made by sonie persoii authorized or requested by ypu, or the. Secretary of the Treasury. ' The^ time and labor necessary for this mode .would have pre-

.vented our resorringto'it at present, even had you authorized us to do so ; ' for we have believed it w ould be more^ consistent with your wishes that we should at once report the result'of our own labbrs,ileavirig ybu to de­cide, after you.shall halve been made acquainted with them, whether such a more minute' statement ofthe expense account be requisite-. We may add, too, triat, finding the particulars, of many expenditutes were to be ascer­tained :only by an investigation ,of the numerous^.bil Is and receipts, wefe^

' -quested, at the Board, that the Cashier might furnish such a. statement of them as niight be susceptible of ready examination; but eis this-request was not complied vyith,-vve were obhged. to depend entirely on pur.owii parrial inquiries. - These facts we mention, merely to guard against any deficiericy you may observe in our remarks, arid any inaccuracies, sriotild thererie such, in the details which we communicate. , « .

^ As.the expense account,embraces the various expenditures'for salaries, makihg and issuing riotes,' transportatiori of,specie, buildings, repairs, and taxes on, real estate, stationery, printing, and coutingeucies of^all kinds, it

^ is necessarily so large and intricate that we deemed it expedient at present/ to confine our, in "vestigation to that poition which embraced expenditures cMculated to operate on the elections, as they seemed to be the ohjects of

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inquiry suggested by yjiu.;, .Jill:expenditures of this kind intrpduced into the expense account, aiid: discb ver ed/by us, we fouiid; to be, so far as re­gards the institurion in this,pity,vernbraced under thejhead of- stationery

'•knd printing./'; Toi it, trierefpre, we;Chiefly directed our.inquiries; and am exaniination of that item of the .iaccount for the last th.ree-years undoubt-'

^ pdly presents/ cric,umsta.nceS';Mhtcri, in .our, bpinion, jully. warrant .'ihe .be-: liefyou^have been,led to pntertsLin/ / , : - / ' / V

'The expense aacqunt isvinade. up at the end ipf pyery.si?:, mbnths, arid V. submitted with /the voucheis tp.the idiyidend cpmniittee'ifbr.exaniihatibn. .' . Gommencing/.with vthe Jast> six 'months, of the yeai/1829,.. we /find that/the Suni: paid for stationery arid./printirig.arripunted.to,-.$3,765 ;94,. which we •

,i presume to' be the necessary iexpenseypf trie iristitutipni undei: this, item, ^ ^ when nb extraordiriary disbursements arp/ made. During trie /year 1830,' ^^^^'^rie'^expenditures increased to. |7, l31 -27 during/trie ..first, .and-$6.,950i 20

duiing trie, last half year ;. and entries are/made, in rioth. of large isums, Hiciikirig togetlier. about '$7,000 paid fpr c printing arid .distributing^ i.Mr

. /MpDuffie's repoit/and MrfGallatin's,\ pamphlet. These 'seenr to be thei commencementbf'ra system of ex:penditure^ which was^ the riext/year, im­mensely iriC teased,'and receiyed :the,sa the, Board, as appears' by the/entries pp the":minutes, and' two resolutions .passed at the. close, of this year,..and in thei' succeeding -spring. ^ i :- : ^7 J / : /

:\ On/the::30th,'Np.yem^^^ rriinutes tliat^" the. K /President submitted to: the,/Bpard a .copy o ^ article/on bariks and Cur-

V rericy, just :.publishedin trip American ftuarterlyReview of friis .city, cbn-^vtaining a favprable riotice of triis institution,;and/suiggested the expediericy

of making the views of the- author more extensively know^n to trie public^ trian they can bei by means. of .thejsubscription list.' WJiereupon,. it.was, on motion,/^ i esofyec ,, That^the President be authorized to take such rnea­sures, in regard to the circulation/of the contents of trie said Sarticle, either iri whole or in part, as he.niaiy deem most fpr the . in terests of tlie: bank." Ori trie l l t h March, 1831, it again, appears by trie piinutes that^^ thei Pre-r sid,enf .stated' to the Bbard that, in. consequerice ofthe general desire ex-

/pressed by tlie directors, at one of their ineetirigs. of trie last year, siibse-i quent to trie adjpurnriientibf Congress,/and a! yerbaf understanding .with

^ trie Board,/^iiieasures had been takeii./by him,; in 1 he, couise: pf; that^ year, - forJrirriisliingriumprbus cbpies ^ ^ Mr. /

McDuffie.iori trie sphject.of triis banfi.,. and fpr .widely disseminating their eo.utentstrirougritlie.cUriited $t ;,-andtriat he:has^spce,-by virtiie pfltbe :

: autlibrity^ giveif him. by a resolutiori of this, Board on the3Qth day-bf iNovem-j /ber last,/catisedi a large /edif ipmpf /Rir, :Gallatin-s Essay on .Banks and Cur-, .. rency to be(published?arid .circulated, in like .manner,, iat; trie expense/of trie ^riank. .i He/fsttggesteil, af trie. same time, trie propriety and expediency of extending stilf "more:; \yi.dely a knowiledge of trie' concerris of triis iristitu-

. tion, by rrieans of trie ireppblication of otrier yaluable ..arricles, which had , issued frpm; the: daily arid' ^periodiGal press. Whereupon it was, orii motipn,

L i Resolved- Triat trie/President is hereby authorized; toi cause to be prepared , W' ^ ;arid /circulated .S;Ueri documerltSvaiid/ papers as may comrniinicate'tb:trie^ f peqple: iriformatiion in iregar.d: to the riaturc,,and operations of/the bank." / . iriprirsuance, kisipresuiried, of thiese resoiutiofis;3/the item of stationery ^ ; ::£riid printirig was incmased duringJhe^^fi trie enor-^ ' ^ , ;nious, sum of /|29,979 92, lexcepding; tha-t of the/tpreyious. balf ypar by

IpiigSjOOO,. arid exceeding trie; seiini^anauaL expenditu lipwiardS of

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$26,000. The expense account itself, as made up in the book \yhichjvas submitted to us, contained very little in for niarion relative to trie particu­lars of this expenditure, arid we Were obliged, in order to obtain them, to resort to an inspectioa ofthe vouchers. Aniong otrier sums was one of $7,801 stated to bepaid on orders of thp President underthe resolurion of .llth March, 1831, and the orders triemselves were the only vouchers ofthe expenditure which we found on file.^ Some of trie orders, to trie amourit 'of about $1,800, stated that trie ei!:penditure was for distributing Gerieral

, Smitri's. and Mr. McDuffie-s reports, and Mr. Gallatin's pamprilet; but trie rest stated, generally, triat it was made under the resolution of l l th March, 1831. There were also numerous bills and receipts for expendi­tures to individuals- among triem,:,of Gales and Seatori, .$1,30,0 for distri

^buring Mr, Gallatin's pamphlet.; of William Fry, for Garden and Thomp son, |l,675^75 for 5,000 copies/of General Smitri's and/Mr. McDuffie's'" reports, &c.; pf Jesper Harding,- $440 for,''11,000 extra papers; of the American'Sentinel, $125 74 for printing, folding, packing, and post­age on 3,000 extras; of William Fry, $1,'830 27 for upwards of 50,000 co­pies iof trie National Gazette, and supplements, containing addresses to members of State Legislatures, reviews- of Mr. Benton's speech, abstracts bf Mr. Gallatiii's article from trie American Quarterly Review, and edito­rial arricle on trie project of a Treasury bank; of Jarnes Wilson, $1,447 75 for 25,0Q0, copies of the reports of Mr. McDuffie'and General Smith, and for 25,000 copies ofthe address to members of the JS tate Legislatures,/ agreeably to order and letters frorri Jolm Sergeant, Esq,; and of Carey and/' Lea, $2,850 for 10,009 copies of Gallatin on Banking, and 8,000 Copies .. i Professor Tucker's article. . v . . . -J

, During trie second half year of 1831, the item of stationery and printing was $13~224 87;'of winch $5,t)10^ were paid on oriders of trip President^

• and stated, ,generally,ito be under trie resolutiori of lltri Marcri, 1831; ahd otrier sums were paid to individuals, as in the previous accQunt, for pririting .and distributing documents. \ ... . . / . -

During the first half year of 1832, the item of stationery and printing was $12,134 1(3,, of whieri $2 150. was stated to have been paid on orders of trie President, under trie resolution of lltlr March, 1831. 'Triere are also variolas individual payments, pf wriicri we noticed $106,38 to Hunt, Tardiff, & Co.for one. triousand copies ofthe review of Mr. Benton's speech';;

^ $200 for one thousaiid copies of trie Saturday Courier; $1,176 to Gales and Seaton, for twenty thousand copies of aipamphlet boncerningthe barik, and six .thousarid copies of trie minority report relative to trie bank.; $1,800 to Matthew St. 'Clair^ Clarke, for triree hundred copies of Clarke and Hall's .Bank Book. During the last half year of 1832, the item of stationery and printing rose to $26,543 72, of which-$6,350 are stated to haive been paid on orders of the^ President, und.er trie resolution of lltri Slarcri, 1831. Among trie specified charges, we pbserye $821 78 to Jesper /Barding, fbr printing a review of trie veto;, $lj37l 04 to. E. /Olmstead, for 4,000 copies of Mr. Swing's speecri, bank documents, and review ofthe veto; $4,106 13 to William. F r y for^63,000 copies of Mr. Webster's speech, Mr. Adams and Mr. Mcpiiffie's reports, and the majority and minority reports; $295 for 14,000 extras of " Trie PrbtectorV' containing bank documents; $2,583 50 to

.Mr. Riddle, for printing and distributing reports, Mr. Webster's speecri, &c.; $150 12 to Mr. Fmuall, for printing the speeches of Messrs. Clay, Ewing, arid Smithy and Mr. Adams's repbrt; $1,512 75 to Mr. Clark, for.pririting

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- Mr: Webster's speech and;artiGles on thevveto; arid $2,422 65 WNatrian Hall, fbri52,50O copies-of Mr.,Webster's speech. There is also a qharge of

/$4,040 paid ion .orders of trie President, stating triat it is for expenses in Irieasures for prbtectirig the bank figainst a rurrbn the western brancrips; , Du ri ng trie first half year of 1833, trie' itprii of sf atibnery • arid printing was .$9,093/i59,;of v / riicri $2,600 are stated tp: have been paid on orders of the President,' under/trier resolutiori of fltri; March, 1831. ^Triere is .also a. charo-e of /Messrs. Gales and Seaton bf $800, for .printing the report of trie

JExchange/Committee./'Hayirig made;tfe count, we were riot only struck \yitri trip large,surii that hadAbeen expended under trie/rieaid of stationery and:^priHtingJn the two; ybarstb.tyhie^ refers brit also bythe bvidenf necessity there was that the accourits shouldi

--> ' be-"Sp stated as to enable the directors arid stockhplders .fo^asceriaimtrie par­ticular sums of irioney, trie quantity arid iiiames of tlie docuriients furriished, and.the expenses of distribution and ppsta^ Witrilhis object, we^stated, atthe last meeting of the Board, the, result of our examination of the ex­pense etcebririty imd stibmitted tlieifbllowing resolutipns: /. ; - i

/ ' /Whereas, it appears by the/expense accourit,of trie bank for trie- years / 1831 and. 1832, that upwards of pigrity trioiisand dollafs/ were expended

and chdrge^ wilder the liead stationery and/printing/duririg Jhat period ; ^ that af largp proportibri of this sum was paidjo trie proprietors.pf newspa-- pers.and peripdical journals, and fof trie printing, distribution, and postage ' bi immense njiiriibers of piamphlets and iiewspapers; and that abbut tiventy

k / thbusand dbllai s were, expenijed undefthe^ resolutions pf 3|}tri Noveniber, \'"ISBO, arid itltri March,/ 1831//withput any account of th wliieh,

I of the persons to ..wriorii, triey were, disbursed: Arid wriereas it is expedient I an^; proper that;the particulars of this expenditure, so large iand unusual, Nyhiich can , now ,be ascertained only by the examination of nurueroiis bills

\ and receipts, should be so statedas to be readily .submitted to, an.d examined / by, the Board/of/pireCtors; arid the istockholders: Therefiore, Resol^ved,

:. Triat the Cashier fiirriisri to the/Board, at as early a'day as possible,/a full , and. particulsLr statenient of all these expenditures, desighktingthe siinis of .irioriey paid to each:person, the quantity arid names of the documents fur-

: nished by him, and his-charges forthe distribution and pbsta thesame; /: fbgether with as Julf a statement Jis. may be of/lhe expenditures under the \

resolutions pf BtDitfrJ>foyemher,/18^ 'and iftri M m ^ , 183L J Tliatlie as-. certain Jyhetrier expenditures of trie s

of trie ofBces; and; if so, procure si;rnilar statements thereof^ with the'au tribr-^ ity on \vriicri triey wer^rnade.; Thatthe said Jesolutionsi ife rescindeS,/itrid

: ^ lio fur thef expenditures made u^ ; J ' ^ • Triese resolutioris were ppstpbripd^-primption of^one of trie directbr^^for

the purpose of introducing a substitute, for them by the vote of'alf preserit, except ourselves, andone otrier membef of the Board. Thefesolutipn sub­stituted' was as fbllows: Resolved,'/Thdit trie Board have jconfiderifee i n trie wisdorri and integrity of the Presiderit,. and in thei prppriety of the, resolu­tions of 30tri Noveniber,;/1830j and IJtriMcfrcri, 1831^ arid eriteh conviction of trie riecessity of a renewed attention td the object • of triose rbsolutions • and triat trie Presiderit be;autriorizedahd/requested to continue his/eiertions fbr trie proniption of seiid pbjects. / / i " / :

Yiewirig this as indica&l^ an intention (which was indpeda^ continue, and; even extend,: trie system of lavish ekperiditure, and to autribr-

^ ize disbursements the particulars of wriich^

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either,by the Board or their constituents ;,, and regarding it also as evincing ' a desire to encounter remoristrances against the cpntiriuation of such a

systern, b y a reference to the personal character and motives of the Presi-' dent,of the institutiori, (which were: ribt drawn irito question or discussion . by us;) we offered as an amendriient the following resolurions: ^^Resolved, -Triat, wriile trie Board have entire confidence in'the integrity of the Presi-.dent, they respectfully request himto cause the particulars,of •theexpendi­tures, under the^resohi,tionspf30thNovember, 1830, arid l l th March, 1831, to be'so stated that trie sanie mayrie readily "submitted to, and examined by, trie Board^of Directors .'and the-stockholders. /fe^o/vecZ, That the said

.resolutioris,be rescinded,/'and nq further expenditures be^ rriade.under the , ^ same," /.Triis-.^amendment met witri trie same fate as our previous resolu­

tion s, being rejected by trie same vote; arid, the resplutiori offered as-a-^siib—.-^ stitute wasp.assed/ ' • . > , / . , - . . . ,, , ' , These, sir, are trie circumstaripes attending the best exaniination we have

; been able tb make in regard to the matters -referred to us by your letter of the 3d instant. Should they not'proye sufhcieridy minute, or our report sufficiently explicit, we must infer, from trie course pursued by trie Board,

y wrien; our. resolurioiis were submitted to triem, that-a more exact statement can only be obtained by an agent directly aiulmrized by the Executive.

: .; / . :We iiave the honor tobe, \ - ' . ' . ' ' ' Very respectfully, your obedient servants,.' "- .' ^

'• . . . •" - V ••. • ' • - ' H . D. GILPIN, > > . : . . J- / :. . \ / • . ' ' :.-./• J . ' joYin-'T. SULLIVAN,-•^-^- /

•- ^ < - -. • -> -/-V 'PETER .WAGER,/. '' - / " : \ ' .. . - ^ , "• . • ^'.HUGH.McELDERRY.- • ,' 1

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. ' • / ' " • ' ' ' - " T R E A S ' U ' R Y ' D E P A R T M E N T , • '.. ' ..

• r ' ' .- • ,J • , \ - ' ^ ' : / / " ' .'Septeniber 26, 1833./. S I R : /Believing that trip public interest requires that the Bank of theUnited

Staters should cease to^be;the deposribry bf the nioney of the'United -States, ^ i have determined:toiise trie State'banks as places-pf deposite, and have ' selected for that purppse in the city of Philadelpliia trie Girard Bank, . r

. You will tlierefore, present trie/enclosed draugrit of a contract to that bank, and, upon the execution of trie contract, you yirill forward it to triis depart­ment. You wilf ask trie ai.d.qf:trie Distiict Attorney of trie. United^ States,

, who will see tha't the contract is executed in due| form,.under the corporate seal. Thecoptracf teing executed, you. will then: deposite all ofthe public money which may come to your hands after .trie triirtietri day of/this pres­ent montri. of September, in the bank' above mentioned, until the further order of. this department. ./Ybu. will also depositje in trie said bank for col­lection all trie bonds which may herecifter bp taken for trie payment of du­ties. You will alsq call oil the Bank of trie Uriited States at Philadelpriia, and receive from it all bonds.heretpfore given ta the United States, which are payable on or after trie first day of (Jctober next, and deposite triem for collection in trie aforesaid State. bank. I send you herewith an. order on

, the/Bank ofthe United States for th ^ ^ < ~ • When the coptractshaU .havebeen execp ted by the State bank, you will

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forward the enclosed letters to the icollectors at Bridgetown, l3urlingtoD,, Great Egg.Harbor, and Little Egg Harbor, who have heretofbre deposited trie money received, by thera in the^Bank ofthe United States.

Ypu will continue to deposite as usual in the Bank of the United States, until the 30th of this present rnonth of September, inclusive.

Ypu will keep a copy of the contract executed by the bank, and from lime to time advise this department of any thing you may deem material to the piiblic interest, .connected with the change of trie, deposi tes.,

. :. ./ /•; .;: Your ^obedient servant,

M 'Wo JAMES'N. BARKER^ Esq..

: i : - E . ,B.-TANEY,.., Secretciry ofi the Treasury.

Jff//^.J-i||;. Collecior, Fhfitadelpkia>

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,-^;"//•./:-.,:;-:./••. :-^:/ • • - :- .. •- ' :._ ^ '• 'September 26, 1833. ;S IR: The; Girard Bank has,beeri selected by this clepartment as the/de­

pository of the public money Collected in Philadelphia arid its vicinity, and ; the coUectbi' at Philadelphia Jyill harid to you the form bf a contract pro-

J' posed to be-executed, with a copy of his instructioris froni this departnierit. In selecting youi iristitution as one of the fiscal agerits of the Govern-

^; . ; ment, I not only rely units ^splidity,and established character, as affordiiig B a suificient guaranty tor the safety of the public money intrusted to its K keepintr, bnt 1 confide, also, in its disposition: to adopt the most, hberal ^ , ' course which circu nistemces will ad mit to wards other moneyed institutions ^ ^ generally, and particularly to those in the city of Philadelphia. ; H k The deposites of the public money writ enable you to afford increased H B L facilities to corrimerce, and to extend your accommodation to individuals, ^ ^ ^ k And as the duties which are payable to the Government arise from the bu-^ ^ ^ B L sjness and enterprise of the mercharits engaged in foreign trade, it is but ^ H ^ ^ ^ reasonable that they "should be preferred, in the additional accommodation ^ K ' which the public, deposites will enable your institution to give, w^henever m ^ it can be done vjithout injustice to the claims of pther.vclasscs' of trie conir W monriy. / -:'/ I ' • V j.| |;]Q^ Yei.y'j.gspQ(.tfidly, your obe ^ i ' ; ' , I • .;./••; f- -iJ ;•"?•••.'•/' • •^;-•':-*;•;-, J\;R.. B.TANEY,/;: ' i-. I •' ' • y \ Secretary ofi ike'Treasury. / / I :'To\he'FRE8mKNT.ofi'tke Girard B'ank,.Philc^^^^

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.. ' f ••,;./•,. . /• ; / ^ ^ / fifi^September 26, 1833. •, f S I R : YOU wili deliver to. the collector at Philadelphia 'all borids to the,United States, payable on or after the 1st day of "October riextj. which may be in ybur ppssession bn the receipt of this, order. ' - / :. ^

I am; very respectfully, yournibedient servarit, . • . . ' • -• .• ^ .; '•• .,- - /J . • \ : \ • : .-.Rz-B.^TANEY, 1.

' ;/ ' . ' . - : / ' •/ Secretary of'the Treasury. ^ ,... N. BIDDLE, Esq., Presiderit Bank U. S., Philadelphic^i • '' ''• •-' •* ' :

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, COLLECTOR'S 0.FFICE, • ' . Philadelphia, September^28, 1833.

S I R : I had trie honortp^receive, last evening, your cbmmunication dated the 26th instant, in relariori to the deposite ofthe public money and tioiids for coliectiori in this dist.rict, togeither \yith its several enclosures.. : '

Agreeably/to your direction, 1 this morning presented to the President ofthe Girard Bank the letter addressed to him, witri trie draught of the contract,'and a copy of the instrucrions received by me. The Board of Directors was, in coiisequence, convened at 12 o'clock; but,'owing to the absence of some of tfie members, and the desire to have a full board, it

''adjourned to meet at half past 5 o'clock this evening ;//at that hour a full attendance of the Board took place,and the terms proposed were unani­mously agreed to. I have, tlierefore, the honor to transmit the contract, executed in ^due form, alter being submitted to the Attorney of the United

; States. / . " -. i . ' . . . . - • . " . . . The late hour at which the instrumerit was completed has made it

necessary to postpone the execurion of the reniaining part of your instru -tions until Monday, when I shall proceed to withdraw trie bonds deposited for collectiqn, fro/ii the Bank of the.United States, arid place them in the Girard Bank..

The letters .to the collectors at-Bridgetown, Buriington, Great Egg. Harbor, and .Little Egg Harbor, received with your communication, have been forwarded agreeably to your.,directibii. ' . \, / .; . I anivsir, veryiespectfully, • . ,

: / ' , Your obedient, servant,' , , • . - , . : - . r J. N. BARKEE,.Collector. '

;; The Horn R. B .^TANEY,- ; . " ' - fi' • :-.Secretary ofi the Treasury.^ / . i

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Memorandum ofi an agreement made and entered into this twenty-eighth day ofi September, in theyear ofi our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, between " the Girard Bank, in the city ofiPhiladelpkiafi aud tke United States ofi America. .

1st. The said bank .agrees to receive, and enter to the credit o f the , Treasurer of the United States, all sums of money offered to be deposited on account of the United States, wheirier offered in gold or sdver coin, in notes of the'Bank of the Uriited States or branches, in notes of any bank which are convertible into coin in its immediate vicinity, orin thenotes of an y^bank which it is for the time being in the habit of receiving,

2d. If the deposite in said bank shah exceed one-half of its capital StocK actually paid in, i t i s agieed that collateral security, satisfactory to the Secretary ofthe Treasury,, shall be given for Jts safe keeping and faithful dishmsemewi: Provided, That i f the said Secretary shall at any time deem >it necessary,the said bank agrees to give collateral-security when the deposite shall not equal one-half the capital. ^ .

3d'. Thesaid bank agrees to make weekly returns of its entire condi-

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tion to the Secretary of the Treasury, and to the Treasurer of the United States, ofthe statesof his apdounts, and subniit its books and transacrions to a critical pxamiriation by the Secretary, or any agent duly authorized by hira, 'vJienever fre shall require it. . , :

- 'This/.eiamiiiation mayiextend to all the books and accounts, to the cash on hand, and to all the acts and concerns of the.bank, except the current accbunts of individuals, or as far as is admissible without a violation of trie ba^rild^:cri.arter. ^ i - / J ' J - . /...

4tlii. The said bank agrees. to pay, out pfthe deposite on hand, all war­rants or drafts/ which may be drawn upon it by the Treasurer of the United States, and to transfer apy portion of that deposite to any other

^Sarikorjbanks.employed by trie Government within the United States, wheiieyer the-Secretary of the Treasury may require it, without charge

;. to: the Governnierit fpr transportatiori or difference of exchange, commis­sion, or any thing else whatsoever; but the Seci;etary of the Treasury shall give reasoriable notice ofthe time "when: sucli transfer will be re-' q i i i r e d . ^ ' ./ ' ^ . ; •. ' ' • '• • • ; : .' ' / ' ; ' ; / ' . .,. i _•:

5th. The said bank agrees torenderto the Government, whenever re­quired by the proper authbrity, all or any portion of the services now per­formed by the Bahk of the United States; or whieri might be lawfully re­quired of it, in trie vicinity of said cpntracring bank, i-

6tri. If the Secretary of the Treasury shall think proper to eriiploy an agent, or agents , to examine and report-upori/the accounts and 'conditioii „of /trie, banksin the service of the Governmerit, or any of them, the said bank agrees toi pay ari equitable proporti.ori of riis or their expenses. and

,, compensarion, according to such 'apportionriients as may be made by the said Secretary. • . . - i ^

7th. Whenever required' by trie Secretary ofthe Treasury, the said bank agrees to furnish, with aU convenient despatch, bills of exchange ori London, payable at spch sight as may,be required, at the usualrnarkef price for the time being, without commission, or advance for trie profit of said bank, or any charge whatsoever, beyond the actual cost; the payment of said bills to be guarantied by said bank.

- ^ Sth. It is agreed that the Secretary of the Treasury may discharge the SD-idbank from the service of the Government, whenever, in his opinion, thepUjblic interest may require it.

In, witnes's whereof, the said Girard Bank, in the'city of Phrindelpriia, rias caused to be affixed its corporate seal, attested by the signatures of its President and Cashier, on thc day and year first above written.

. . ' . JAS. SCHOTT, President. [ L . s. ] -WM- D. LEWIS, Caskier.

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GIRARD BANK, Philadelphia, September 28, 1833.

S I R : I have trie honor to acknowledge the receipt of your favor ofthe 26th instant, informing me that you had selected this bank -'as the depos­itory of thc public money coUected in Philadelpriia and its vicinity, and triat the collector would hand me the form of a contract proposed to be .executed, witri a copy of riis instructions from your .department.

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The documents alluded to were accordingly furnished me this morning, and trie contract has been duly'executedon^ behalf of this bank, by order ofthe Board of .Directors. ' It^wril doubtless reach you through the medium of Major Barker, by the mail which conveys this.

In inaking thepresent announcement, .1 take occasion to express the high sense entertained by the. directors of this institution ofthe honor conferred upon it by so distinguished a mark of 3 our confidence, and to tender you the assurance that the duties we are about tb undertake, will be performed faithfully, and according to our best abiriiy andjudgment.

I remain, very respectfull}^, • , Your obedient servant, -

' ; ' . • • . _ ^ ' JAS.'SCHOTT, • ' ' ' . President. .

Honorable R. B. TANEY, Secretary ofi the Treasury, Washingtoii. . , ,

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' • ' ' T R E A S U R Y D E P A R T M E N T ,

• . , October 9, 1833. -

S I R : This department has selected your institution as one of thedepos--itories of the publicinoney of the United States, and I send you enclosed the draught of a contract, which you will please have executed in proper form, under the corporate seal of your institurion, and forward it to trie department immediately.. V Afier you have done this, you: will please for­ward the enclosed, communications to the public officers to whom they are directed, they being instructions from the departrnent to deposite all pub­lic money in their hands, or which, they-may hereafter receive, in your , insritution, to the credit of ithe Treasurer of the United States. I also . enclose to you circular instruciions relative tp deposites and accounts o f i public officers, tow^hich I respectfully call your attenrion., - - . ' '

In selecting your insriturion as one of the fiscal agents of the Gpvern-ment, 1 nbt only rely on its solidity and established character .as affording a sufiicient guarauty, for the safety of the public nioney intrusted to its keeping, but I confide also in its disposition to adopt the most liberal course which circumstances writ ad mit towards other moneyed institutioris generally, and parficularly those in your vicinity.

The deposites of the pufilic money will enable you to afford increased facilities to the commercial and otrier^ classes of the, community, and the department anticipates from you the adoption of such a course, respecting your accommodations, as will prove acceptable to trie people and safe to the Government. - • . * . 1 am, very respectfully.

Your obedient servant, • ^ ' R. B. TANEY,

, . , Secretary ofi the Treasury. To the PRESIDENT ^ ' -.

• ofi the Maine Bank,' Portland, Me. ' . •

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'• . ' '.'fi '•• .\fi' - \ , Portland, October ID, 1833. S I R : Your communication of the.9tri/instarit, coyering articles .of agree­

ment interided to be executed Joy this .tnstitutiori., with sundry other docu^ ments, has been ;received. t)ur .directprs..;have a:greed to the; articles.pro/ posed by you, which are.now.,enclosed:-a .title/a.nd.^eon.clusiop have been added, .as. spaces ...were left,, and it was supposed that ai duplicate would be '

••-returned, executed; by the: Secretary pf the Treasury, if he should suppose. ! it necessary.,:..To prevent delay, the pa'per is/thus sent;, still i t is .appre­hended/that liberty/is left tb the bankto. be,discharged from the responsi­bility assumed. aoy/tijpe, upoii n6tice.:giyen to the Treasury Department/

^ ;, Among the. letters enclose.d to us, to be forwarded to the .colleGtbrs of. /the reveriue Jn this State,, we dp not find any cornriiunication addressed to : DariiefLaney collector'ofBslf^ist.--'/ i'-./ ,_ /•'•" . • ;,. '•' • "•' ''• • i' i,i

i , ; j .(v/: . ;/:..-. :^-:/:;'i . /i': j;i-ani,wery,iespectfullyf ,:•./ ....,.., •/ ,.-. ; .--• ^ i ' ' : ../ -'/ .:. : • .,' 'Ybur obedient servant, •-/ ' •.• '••

•^•//i' --i-•/ i :; -• .;-;J -J-/"/' i -''•:'•'••'- .- K.EmVllAMj,l^^^^ :-ii.HQnorable,R. B. TANEY^. . : .,. ,: ;':•'; •... J/:-/^'•':-.f^,V ' "• /• •• / / ' ' '•.:/ .,.--. ••;-Secreta^ryofithe.:Tredsury.,- Wa^^ \. . .-./;.":,;' •,.-. -' J '

Arlicles ofi agreenient •'made and concluded^ between Roger B. Taney, Secre-• • - tciry ofi4lie;Trecisitry ofi the United S'iates/on the one part, and the Presij

dent. Directors, a/nd Camp-any ofi the Maine [Bank,, on tfie fifiteenih day ofi October, in the year ofi our Lord one thoiisand eight hMnd.red and thirty-three, ofi the other part." • . /. ' • . • . , ' . .~

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1st. The said bank agrees to receive, arid en ter: to the credit of the Trea-.surer of the Unried. States, all sums of nioney offered-to be deposited on ac-•©ount of the Uriited States, whether ofiered in gold or silver coin, in notes or tbe /Barik o-f the United'States or branches, innotes of any bank which are c|)nvertible into coin in its immediate .vicinity, or in notes^of any bank' .\yhieii it is: for the time being in the habit of i^eceiving.' • .. i;'2j|.If.tlie-deposite in sa:id bank shall exceed; one Jialf-of its: capital stock

actually paid in,vit isjagreed that cpllateraf security, sarisfactory. to theSec-f etary of the Treasury shalf be given for its., safe keeping and farihriil dis-. bursement: Provided^- That if ;the>aid Secrela.ry, shall;ataiiy'time deem it' necessary, the s'aid bank agrees tb'give collateral security Vv hen trie deposite , shall not equal one-half the capital. ^ .'- ^ ' ' ; . •' / / ' • , : .' . 3d,. Triesaidbank agrees to'make weekly returns ;of its.eiifirp conclition

to the Secretary of the Treasury, and.to; the .Treasurer of the United States, of the state of his accounts-i and to submit its books and traiis'actipns to a critical examinatibn,by the Secretar.y of thei Treasury,-pr.any agent duly authorized by him, whenever he shalli require it.' ; jrhis examination may extend to sill theJ)ooks "and accounts,Jb. the cash on hand, and to all the acts,and concerns of the bank, except the current accounts of individmils. or as far as is admissible without a viplatibri pfthe barik's charter. • .' 4tri. Thesaid bank-agrees to pay/riutbf :th deposites on riand, all war-

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United States, and to transfer any portions of triat deposite to any other bank or banks employed by trie Governnient within the United States, whenever the Secretary of the Treasury may require it, without charge to the Government for transportarion or difference of exchange, commission, or any thing else whatsoever; but the Secretary of the Treasury,shall give reasonable notice of the time when such trans:fer will be required. '

5th. The bank agrees to render to the Governraent, whenever required by the proper authorily, all br any portion of the services now performed by the Bank of the' United States, or which riiight be lawfully required of it in the vicinity of said contracting bank.

6th. If the Secretary of the Treasury shall think proper to employ an agent or agents to exaniine and report upon the accounts and condirion of the banksin the service ofthe Government, or any of them, the said bank agrees to pay an equitable proportion of his or their expenses and compen­sation, according to such apportionment as may be madeby the said Secre­tary. . . ^ ' • - • .

7th. It is agreed that the Secretary of the Treasury may discharge the said bank from the service bf the Government, whenever, in his opinion, trie public interest niay require it. . .

In testimony whereof, the said Secretary of the Treasury hath hereunto subscribed his hand, and caused the seal ofthe Treasury to be affixed ; and the President of the said Maine Bank hath subscribed these presents, and affixed the seal ofsaid bank, the day and year first above written.

[L. S.] i ' ALBERT NEWHALL, President ofiihe Maine Bank.

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FRANKLIN BANK OF CINC-INNATI, _ / I8th.October, 1833. y

The Ron. the ^BCTiT.TARY ofi the Treasury: /

S I R : Your fayor of the 9tri inst. to the President, announcing the ap­pointment of this institution as ^ one of the depositories of the money of the United States," was duly received, and yesterday the contract, executed, as you desired, was forwarded by mail to your department.

I'he letters which accompanied your instrucrions, addressed tofen'' ' Re­ceivers of Public Moneys'' in Ohio and Jndiana, have been placed in the post ofiice, as requested. ' ^

This bank will endeavor to conform, in its periodical returns to the ^ Treasury, to all the regulations prescribed ;. and we trust the business will in. every respect be conducted to the .sarisfaction of the-Government.

I have the honor to be. Your very obedierit servant,

• ._ .• ' AUGUSTUS. MOORE, Cashier.

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Mcnmrandmn ofi agreem£nt-made an&'entered into, on the 17th dafi^^.^ . October, in the year eighteen himdred cmd thirty -three, between the Pre-'' . sidenty Directprsyand. Company ofi the Franklin Baiik ofi, Cinciimati, - andthe Secretary ofi the Treamr ^ ^ •

, ' 1st. The said bank agreesto receiye, arid^enter to the credit pfthe Trea­surer.of the-United States, all: sunis of ipon ey. offered to be deposited on accountof theUnited States, whether offerecf irr gold or. sil ver coin, in notes

•^f Jhe Bank of tile United States or bm^^ are cJnvertibie info cr^in,/aind wriicri js situated in the sairie .State withi the

' aforesaid .bank,:br in airy of the . adjoining ,States, orin, notes of any bank which it isfbrthefirrie beirig in the habit of receiving. ;" ' • ' /' ' , 2d; If the deposite in. said barik shalf exceed onerKalf of its capital gtock

actually paidin. it is agreecf that collaterarseCiirity:'SatisfaGtory tothe Sec­retary of the Treasu ry,.-/sh all be given ;fpr its safe keeping and foithful dis-bursemeiit: • Pr(5i;k/ed, T hat Jf the said Secretary sliall at/any time deem it ne-ipessary, trie " aid bank/agrees to give ^/coliateraf security wheri trie deposite ,shall;riot:equaVorie-half the/capitaf J - ' ' /< ' J •.

3d. The "said bank agrees to make weekly returns'of ris entire,-condition /to the Secretary of the Treasufy, and to the :Treasurer/of the United .States, of the s^ate of his accounts.; and to' submit its.b.bok^ arid:tfansactioris to a critical, exaniination by. the- Secretary of the Treasury, or any'agent duly authorized by him, whenever' he shall require, it.~ This/ examin ati od rriay extend to all the books and accourits, to trie cash on hand, and to alf the acts and coricerns of the bank, except the current accounts of /individuals,' or-as far asiis admissible,;without a violatioii of the.bank's ^ ^

'4 tk The said bank agrees to pay, out of tlie deposites on riand, all war­rants or drafts which, may be drawn upon i t by the Treasurer of the Unit­ed St,ates, to transfer any porrions of that deposite to any other bank or banks^ employed by the Gayernment withi.ri the United States, whenever the Secretary of the Treasury may require it, v/ithout charge to trie Gov­ernment for transportatioii or difference of exchange, commission, or any -thing else whatsoever; butthe Secretary of the Treasury shaH :give rea-

i spnable notice of trie tiriie when such transfer will be/required. 5tri.iNTrie said bank .agrees to. render to the Governnient, wrienever re-..

; quired by the proper authbrity, all or any portion of the services now per­formed by the Bank of the;.United; States, or whieri: might be lawfully required of i t in trie vicinity of said contracting bank. .. / ,.

6th./If the S.ecretary'of lhe Treasury shaU .think proper to employ an ' a,gent,. or. agents, to examine;and report upori the accounts audi condition of the banks in trie service of the Goyernment, or any iof triem, the said bank agrees to pay eai equitable proportion of riis or their expensesand,Compensa­tion j. according to such apportionment as may bemade by th.e said Secretary.

7th,' It is agrped that the Secretary of the Treasury .may discharge the said bank from theiservice of the Covernriieiit, whenever, in his opinion, the public interest may require it. / .. .

In testimony \vhereof^ trie-said President, Directors, and Company, of the Franklin Bcmk of Cincinnati have affixed the seal of their said corpora­tion, and caused the same to be attested b y their" President and Cashier, trie day and date before-writteri. : /

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' ' ' . Oc<fo^cr 5, 1833. S I R : In pursuance of the power reserved to the Secretary of the Trea­

sury by the 16th section of the act.incorporating the Bank of the United. States, I directed the money of the United .Stales, collected in Washing­ton, BaUimore, Philadelphia, ' New York, and Boston, on^ and after the 1st of this present nionth, do be deposited in certain local banks, which I have designated as the depositories of the public money ; and arrangements-are now in progress to make a similar charige throughout the Uniied States,

]t is believed that public money, ;\vhen placed a t t h e disposition o f a public ofiicer, iil order to be applied to the publi'c'service, remains the moneyof the­United States whife it conUnues in the hands ofthe disburs­ing agent, and is consequently subject to the control of trie Secretary of trie Treasury, as to the place of its deposite. ,

I therefore respectfully propose fbr your consideration and sancrion— Firs t . That , ari public moiiey, placed at the disposition of the public

officers, shall be deposited in one ofthe banks having the deposites of the public money, if there be any such bank at the place where it is to be dis'-' bursed, where trie nature of the disbursement will admit of such deposite.

Second. Tha t the banks employed as depositories of the public money, in the returns of the state of s a id banks, required by the Treasury De­partment, shall present an account of all public money deposited in them to the credit of any public otficer, and show the aniount at the disposirioa of such ofiicer at the date o f the return.

Third. T h a t the Treasury Department, when required by eiiher of the otrier departments, shall furnish a transcript of the return of any bank, shovJng the amount standing to the credit of every,,, or of any, officer of such department. _ . . • ,

All of which is respectfully submitted. - ' . . . ; ' R. B. T A N E Y ,

• Secretary ofi the Treasury. T o the P R E S I D E N T " ofi the United States. . A P P R O V E D : October 5, 1833. . . ANDREW- JACKSON. /

Copy ofi a circular addressed to the Depar tments ofi'State, War,- a n d Navy.

T R E A S U R Y D E P A R T M E N T ,

October B, 1833. S I R : I have the honor to enclose a copy .of an order adopted by this

department, and sanctioned by the-President, in relation to the deposite of the public money in the hands of the disbursing agents pf the United States, and r respectfully invite your co/operation in carrying it into execution.

A list of the selected banks is hereto annexed, .and 3'ou shall be advised, from rime to time, of the additional.changes.

. I have the honor to be, sir, Your obedient servant,

R. B. T A N E Y , Secretary ofi the Treasury,

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/DECEMBER^/-1833:,- •„/ . i

In obedience to/the directions of the '• Act supplementary to the act to-' establish the Treasury Department,"'the Secretary of the.Treasury respect­fully submits trip following report: ./ • • \ "^ .

- , . i_ I . . OP T H E , ' P U B L I C - R E V E . N U E AND, E X P E N D I T U R . E S . , ^ , \ ~. ...

The receipts, into the Treasury, from all sources, during -: 'trie year 1831, were ' J ,.-•• ] :'-'.. . •" : , - / .- ./.$28,526,820 82

The expenditures, for the -same year,, including payments , ; ,'on account of the publib debt,'were _ . J /- ,, - - . ,$30,038,446 12

The balance in trie Treasury on trie Istof January, 1832/ -was .- '• - : ^ .-. . i - > • • - • .;- ': $4,502,914-'45

Trie receipts from all sources during trie year 1832,-were 31,865^561 16 •- V i z . - • : ' ' > . - . •

Customs'- . • ' > . - •-•• ' - -$28,465,237-24 Lands fstatement-D) ' ^ -- - 2,623,38103 Dividendson bank\stock (E) _ - 490,000 00 ' - / ' Sales o f stock in the Bank ofthe United - '

States J E ) - • . : - - ^ - '. < ••- . -169.000 00 - :. InGidentaf receipts (E) - ' ' ' - ^ -' .-117,942 89 " , - • : ' , - •

Wiaking, with the balance,'an aggregate of . - . - • 36,368,475 61 The exper.ditures of the sanie year/were/(F.) - J > . 34',356,698 ,0,6

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Civil list, foreigii intercburse, and mis-. . ' ./^/: fi- ^ cellaneous ' -,' / ' - ' . . - ' ,.,•- | 4 , 5 7 7 , i 4 1 45: -. -'

Military service, including fortifications, .. ' . .• . ordnance, Indian affairs, .pensions,..arm- J ing trie miliria, and internal Improve-.. •' •' ,-•'" ments ' . fi - .• - i • - \ 7^982,877•'OS-:-j ,•: , '/ , . .

Naval service, including trie gradual im- , / i ' provement of the n a v y - - • 3)956,370 29- :

'Public, debt . - , . - . : - . - • . - 17,840,309-29 •.' ~ ' i .-

Leaving a balanee in the Treasury ori trie 1st of January,: • • 18.33: of • • •-- : - , - •- , -- ' ' - 2^011,777 55

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Trie receipts into the Treasury .during the first three quarters of the present • . year are esrimated at - - $24,355,317 95

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Customs - - $21,256,089 11 - • Lands (G) ^ - . ,2,219,957 35 Dividends on bank stocks

(H) -. , - - J - 474,985 00. . ^_^ Sales of stock ilf theBank - ' . ^ ''' '¥^-

of United States (H) - • 91,000 00 Third instalment under the -

convention with- Den-• mark(H) ^ - - ' / 221,315 17 . , ^ Incidental receipts(B) - 91,970 66 - • ^ '-

- The receipts of the fourth quarter are estimated at - - ' - - $7,6751)00 00

Making the total estimated receipts of the year - - $32,030,317 95 And, with tl ie balarice on the 1st ofJanuary, 1833, forming —

an aggreg\ate of - -- ' - - , - 34,042,095 50 The expenditures for the first three quarters of the pre­

sent year are'cfitimated at (I) - 18,248,888 15 Yiz.

Civil list, foreign inter­course, ^and miscellane­ous, including $667,160 • 87, duties refunded un- , der the 3d section of the .

. act of 2d March, 1833 . ^ - ' _ and $661,16095,awards ' •" • under the convention witri Denmark

Military service, including forrifications, ordnance, ' J , Indian affairs, pensions, - ,/J arming militia, an<l in- ^ . . ^ . / ternal improvements - 9,950,349 29

Nayal service, including the gradual improve- . . ment of the navy - 3,076.05139 . . '

Publicdebt ->. - 270,524 63 , ' ^

$4,951,462 84 • • ' . ' ' ' f /^

The expenditures for the fourth quarter, in-. eluding $2,301,716 36,.on account of the public debt, are esrimated^ on data furnish-

' ed by trie respective .departments, at ^ - 6,409,916 45

Making the total esrimated expenditures of the year ^ 24,658,304 60

And leaving in the Treasury on the 1st January, 1834, an estimated balance of '- - „ ' ^ - $9,383,790 90

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' This balance, however, includes the funds, esrimated at $1,400,000. heretofore reported by triis department as not effective. . ^

Trie appropriations reriiaining unsatisfied at the close of the year are estimated at $5,964,571 23 ;,but, of this amount, ri is estiniated by trie proper departments— /

1. That the sum of $5,190,287 62 only will be required/for trie objects for which they were appropriated.- , : " ^; -

l}/ ., __2. That trie sura of $449,424 04 wiU nof .be required, and may there­fore "be-^considered f\s an excess df appropriation, and/is proposed to/be applied, witliout being reappropriated, in aid of, trie service of trie year 1834, as wfil niore fully appear whenjhe.estimates: of. trie appropriations for that year are presented. .

3. That the .sum of $324,859 57 will be carried to the surplus fund, either because these moneys Jvril not'be required for, or Can no longer be applied to, them.. ., ' . . .', ^ /

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' Notice lias beeri given . of trie iritended reiriibursemenr of the residue of the exchanged 4J peri ceiit. stoclf pn trie Ist^of May, 1834. This-stock was subject to redemption, at trie pleasure of trie Unried States, at any time after trie 31st of December, 1833, upon six montris'public norice of such intended,reimbursement. . The time at wriicri trie norice was given does not:enable'the United States to;insist on'reimbursing^it so as, to stop trie interest before trie 1st of May,'/1834. A smalf portion of it was, however, purchased for trie United States, in- the months of Septem­ber and October, by ari agent employed for that purpose; and on the same day that notice was given ofthe intended reimbursement on trie ^ 1st bf May xiext, an ofier was m ade to the 'riolders, by public adver-tisernent, to pay them the whole amount of the prineipal, with interest to fuQ day of payment, upon Jheir making the proper transfers of the cer­tificates. Many of the holders have already accepted this offer, and portions ofil continue a imost daily to be presented fpr payrnent. -It is

, believed that' the .greater part, if not trie whole of this- stock, wUl be. re-\ deemed by the end of the present year. Under these circurastances, it

^^seemed: proper to charge-the wliole amount to ^the expenditures of the present year, ratherthan to the 'next. The account is accordingly stated on this principle,, and trie interest calculated to the 1st of .January ; and i[ a part of it shouid not come iri by that time, it wfil make no material difference in the result, because the jnterest saved upon the stock paid before-the end of thC^year will, it ^is'expected, be equal, or nearly so, to the amount, of interest which may afterwards accrue on the portipn. re­maining unpaid. And if trie whole ofi t should be reimbursed within the present ^rear, the interest saved wih increase the estimated balarice in­the Treasury in but a very sm a.11 degree, in the following account,-t-rierefore, the whole of this stock is charged to the expenditure of 1833, and the interest on it calculated as: if it would be reimbursed on ihe 1st of January, I831i-- • ' . ' . ' • , 'v . - • • . . • • . • ' , Trie disbursements on accourit of trie public debt, during trie year 1833,

will amount, as has already been shown,to,- : - ' -.-'$2,57:2,240 99 Of wriicri there will have been applied to the payment of

theprincipal . - • - • ,-...i $2,240,950 80 And to interest "- ' - - . • 331,290 19

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The stocks wriicri will have been redeemed by the application of- this sum, during the year, are as follows : ^ The residue of the exchano-ed Ah per cent, stock issued un-

•der the act of the 26th M-iy, 1824 - - - $2,227,363 98 Apart ofthe 5 per cent stock issued under the act of 3d

.March, 1821 -,. - . - - . - - .13,03601 Also, certain porrions of the old registered debt which have

been presented for payment, being part of the unfunded ^ • . f debt ofthe revolution - •'' - - - ' '^^^50/^1 ^•

And Treasury notes - - - - '.'- ." " 500 00 On the.1st of .lanuary next, itis esrimated the pubhc debt

•will be reduced to (K) - - - , - 4760.082 -08 Y i z . . , ' . ; • ' • •

1. The funded debt, ,corisisting ofthe residub ^ ofthe 5 per cent, stock issuedunder the' • . act of 3d March, 1821,'and redeemable after 1st January 1835^ - J - $4,722,260 29 '

2. The unfunded debt, amountingto - 37,821 79^ Cousistingof trie registered debt, , '~'~- ' ^ ^ —~-t=r

being claims registered prior to . the year 1798, , for services •: ,' . - . .

and supplies during the revolu­tionary war - " -, ' -$27,476 70 •

Treasury notes issued duringthe "' late war . . . - 6,025 00 J

And Mississippi stock - - . 4,320 09 - • .

These three fast sums, composing the unfunded debt, are payabie on the , presentation of the certificates;

I I I . OF THE ESTIMATES OF THE PUBLIC REVENUE xiND EXPENDITURES FOR, THE YEAR il83,4. ' "

According to the best judgment the department is able to ^ /"^ ' form on the subject, the receiptsinto the Treasury, frprii " , /

.all sources, during the year 1834, may be esrimated at $18,500,000 OC"'' Yiz. - / - . - ^ /

Customs - - •- ' - $15,000,000-60 • / Publiciands -' - ' - . 3,000,000 00- - . Bank.dividends,' and miscellaneous re­

ceipts of all kinds . . - - " ' - 500,000 00

To which add the balance estimated to be in the Treasury on the 1st January, 1834, after deducting the unavail-

• able funds - V - ^ ' - ^-''J . - - 7,983,790 90

Making together trie sum of - - - - 26,483,790 90

Theexpenditures for the/year 1834, including the reim- .. bursement ofthe whole ofthe public debt, are estimated at 23.501,994 85

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Civil, foreign iritercourse, and miscella­neous - ' •- ' - . - - $2,800,897 33

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Military service, including fortifications, . ; ordnance, Indian afiairs, pensioris, arm­

ing mihtia, and Jnternal improvements $8,654,942'25 RevoluUonary pensions, underact of June, , i 1832, including arrearages, fr-oni 4th ' _ - - .

' March, 1831, irrcases in wriicri payment' ' ^ . .' . / rias not been made ' -^ • ; -• .. -.- • .3,000,000 00

iMaval service, including^trie^-gradual iiri- . 'Vprovemerit of trie navy, ' •/. .:- i. -...- •4,051,073 19 Pubfe debt, principal " : : 14,760,082-'08 ^ ' - i - . • ••" • "••- • interest/ : - .235,000/00 : .: • ' '

. - • - • < • • - / - t - -—--:--—-i: / 4,995,082 08 •••

Wriicri will leave'in the Treasury on trie 31st Deceniber, .•• . ' •"' /l834,/a-balarice-estimated af' '- ' - • ' ' ' ' - ' •'••-•'•• - - •- - - $'2,981,796 05

The value of trie (3xpbrts of trie year ending'on trie SOtri of Septernber last is . estimated, at $90,663,403, of wriicri'$70;642,030 were.of do mestic,/' and$2()J)2i,373: of foreigri articles ; showing an increase in the;ex:ports df domestic •produce of $.7',504,560 oveftheexports-of the same character for trie year endirig 30tri September, 1832, and.a diminution iri foreign articles of $4,018,100. •T r i e .valu'e of the irriports, forthe year ending on the 30tri of September' last, 1 is estimated at $109,000,000, being greater, byi trie suni

. of ;$8,000,0'00, than-the impprts for the- ^year ending 30th Septeiiiber, 1832/ ;'0f the irii pbrts for .trie year .ending trie SOtli of September ,last,.it is esti­mated thai:$34.000,000 were iri articles free from duty. •;-. . ' I t •will-be seen; from the foregoing ;stafernent of the" receipts of the/pre-

/ sent yeai,. th at they very mu cri exceed the/ amou nt at which, they were esti­mated in-the last anriual report. . T h p excess has been derived chiefly from customs, which are/estim.ated /to produce more tlian $28,000,000: Trie large receipts^of this year have been priricipally occasioned by the act 'Of July 14,. 1832, which abolished the "system of long/credits on revenue borids, and required the duties/on-woollen goods to be paidin cash, arid on other articles i n three and six months. The new regulations took effect on trie" 4tlT^pf.March' last, and the cash duties'and, shortened credits have

. brougrit intp trie Treasury, during the present year, a,large arnount of Arevenue; which, urider trie fbr.nier;system.of crMits^ ^ y a l j e uritil. 1834, lind woiikf have formed»a part of the: receipts of that year., -Trie.inco-rae of 1833 has,-'therefore, had /the a!dvantage of the new-systerii, as w;ell asithe forriier bne; and the receipts are,much greater than they wpiild frave been, under eitlier of triem, according tojrie establisheci

' rate-of dut ie-sf ' i^ / / ; . . ^ .. i.;-'- • '.•.•"- •.V/J ' '•/ ;••"• . • ' " The expenditures for trie present year,, have also been unusually large, and are estiniated.af :$22j086,063 61, exckisive of trie expenditure on ac­count of trie public debt. ; J ' :.

The appropriatioris for trie year were lieavy, and exceeded, by three tnif lions of dollars, trie appropriations for trie year 1832; arid trie balances.of miexpended appropriations at the close of that year have'been, for the most part, applied, during the present one, tothe various objects authorized by law, and therefore eriter into trie account of its expenditures. Several items of appropriarion, riowever, for the present year, cannot be consi­dered as forming a part of the ordinary expenditures of trie Government.

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Without enumeraUng all objects of this description, it may be sufficient to mention some which have contributed materially to enhance the aniount actually expended. Trie duties refunded at the Treasury, urider the law of the last session, and the awards under the convention with Denmark,

. are included in this account; and the expenses occasioned by the Indian aggressions in 1832 have been, for the most part,, paid in this year. These three iteras ainount to neaiiy two millions ofdollars. But when this sum is deducted from the whole annual expenditure, it shows that more than twenty millions of dbllars have heen expended, during the pre^-sent year, for the various other objects authorized by law, exclusive qf^lfe aniount set apart for the reimbursement of the four and a half pef cent, stock. The pensions for life, grarited under the acts of 1818 and-1832, to the oificers and soldiers ofthe revolution, have increased considerably the annual expenditure. More than four millions of dollars have been already paid, on that account, during the present year. There is, indeed, no item m the list of appropriarions, which our citizens gen erally mo re cheerfully contribute do pay, than the me last mentioned; but, inthe order of nature, it must be, annually decreasing; arid in the esririiates of the coming year, those payable under trip act of June,. 1832, are set down at three milhons of dollars. The different sums, above nientioned, there­fore, show six milhons of dollars paid for purposes which cannot be con­sidered as entering into the ordinary and regular expenses of the Govern-

. ment, and form no rule by wriicri its future annual expenditure ougrit to be estiniated. ^ ^ • ^ ^

The receipts of 1834 must be very much below those of tho present year. A large portioii ofthe receipts frorn customs, as already stated, has been derived from the importations of previous years. .'But, from trie criange in the system of credit, only a sraall part ofthe duties accruing in this year wdl go irito the receipts ofthe next; and the diminished rate of duties, wriicri take effect on the 1st of January next on some of the most productive articles, and trie entire exemption of others, will contrib­ute still, more to reduce the receipts of the coming year, as compared with the present. > "

In estimating the receipts from customs for the year 1834 at fifteen millions of dollars, I have assumed that the imports of that year will neaiiy equal those of 1832. This esrimate is higher than the average of the last five or six years, but it is believed to be a safe one; for althpughj the importations of each of the two last years were unusually large, ypt the iniports of the present one have gone still higher ;. and the genefal state of our commerce and the situation of the country justify the belief that there will be no serious diminurion in the coming year. The condi­tion ofthe mercantile classes dobs not indicate any excess of importa­tion; indeed, the short credits and cash duries will be found to contrib­ute greariy to. prevent ^ overtrading in that respect. Moreover niany articles in common use are admitted free from duty. This will produce an increased,ability in the community to.buy those which pay duty, and consequently a greater consumption.. There appears, therefore, to be no reason to apprehend any serious diminurion in the importations of 1834, and it will be safe to estimate its receipts by the standard above nientioned. Yet any material excess beyond that estimate cannot, I think, be counted on. The produce of the..public lands, can hardly faU short ofthe sum at which it has been stated, and will perhaps exceed it.

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'*In this view of the receipts bf 1834, the income of the 3 ear will about equal the.esrimated expenditure.; and,, with the aid of the balance in trie Treasury on trie 1st of January next, it wfil be sufiicient fbr all the wants of the Government, including the amount necessary to pay off the

^ residue of the narioital debt. 'It must, however, be Observed that, in ad-I dition to the'''apprbpriations now asked for, there \vill be. an'Unexpended Imbalance of former Jippropriatibns ainounting to the sum of $5,190,287 62, # whieri will probably die required, in the co.urse of the ensuing year, for f/ trie pbjects for whicli it has been appropriated. And' if trie entire amount

of appropriatipns, proposed inthe estimates, for 1834,\were alsp to be re­quired witriin the year, there would not be money enough in trie Trea- < sury to meet triem, after sarisfying trie balan ees iabove stated, and paying off> the public debt. JBut trie experience of Jornier years .shows triat a pprtibn of trie appropiiations may always be expected to, remain unex­pended at'trie end of trie year; and the average^bf triese unexpended balanced /for the fast four years, is about ^$5,300,000.' In estrinaUng the balancein the Treasury atthe close of 1834, I have therefore ^assumed that a portion of the estimates of expenditures, here witri submitted, will not be used during the yeair; and that^ balances of appropriations, equai to th% amourit atthe close of the present year', wJll in like manner remain in the Treasury at the end of the year 1834, and go into the expenses of the succeeding year; and it is not necessary to raise money for the public use sooner thari it will probably be rieeded. Butthe bafince stated at the end of 1834 is not to be considered as a clear surplus/' It wih' stiU be

: chargeable with the amount of appropriations'estiraated to remain unex-pencled at triat rime. /^ ^ / , - ; • \

From this state ofthe fip-ances, and of the proposed appropriations, it is evident that a reduction ofthe revenue cannot at this time.be made, with­out injury to,dhe pubhc service. Under the act of the last sessiori, the receipts of 1835 wrill be less than triose of 1834, as a furtrier reduction, in trie rateof duries will take effect un the 1st of JariUcjiry, 1835; a n d i f the apprppriarioris should be kept up to the amount authorized for the pre­sent year, the charge upon the Treasury in 1835 would be riiore than it could probably meet. But the debt will,then have been enUrely paid;

• arid if a guarded rule of appropriation Js at once commenced, there will \ be no difficulty in bringing down the expenditure, witriout inj ury to trie \ public service. __ • . \ If the revenue is riot to be reduced more than the existing laws pro­

vide for, there seems; to be no sufiicient reason to open at this time the vexed question ofthe tariff. The manner t n wriicri duties are npyr ap­portioned on difierent arlicles, would be hable to insuperable objections; ifit were to be considered as a settled and permanent system/ But the

* law is terri porary ori the face of it, and was intended as'acomprpmise be­tween conflicting interests-; and unless the revenue to arise under it should hereafter be more productive than is anticipated, it will bdmecpssary in two years from this time to imppse duties on articles that are now free, in order to meet the current expenses of the Government. Thefe-would seem, therefore, to be no advantage in eigitating the quCsrion/at trie pre­sent moment.. Yet, some modifications of the existing lavv s will be neces­sary, in order to carry into efiect the intentions of the Eegislature, and to guard against' attempts to evade its provisions, without, in any degree^ affecting its principles.

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It is, however, respectfully recoramended that the appropriatipns for 1834 should be regulated by a proper regard to economy. 'Heretofore, the receipts to be expected could be ascertained with some degree of cer­tainty, because they were principally derived frora the iraports of previous years; and the rionds taken fbr the duries on such imports showed the araount of receipts which might safely be counted on. But, under the new system of cash duries and short cred ris, each year must mainly depericj.. for its income on its own imports. - And as commerce is always more or less liable to fluctuations, the public interest requires that there should be at all times in the Treasury a sufficient sum to provide for unforeseen contingencies, a u d i o guard against disappointment in the estimated receipts. The calculations on the income of a succeeding year are necessarily more uncertain undei the present system, than under the forrijer one of long credits. And if the anticiparions of the receipts of/ 1834 and 1835 should-be, fully realized, there will not bo more than ought to be provided in the estiraated scale of expenditures.. At the last session of Congress, the appropriations exceeded twenty-one milliori five hundred thousand dollars, being neaiiy three million five hundred thousand dollars above the' esrimates presented at the beginning of the session.' A similar aniount.of expenditure, authorized at the present ses­sion, might render it necessary to provide additional revenue earlier than is now contemplated. . • . '

It is understood to be conceded on all hands that a tariff for protection merely is to be fi.nally abandoned, and that the revenue is to be reduced to the necessary wants of the Governnient. Yarious causes have contributed to enlarge the proposed expenditures fbr 1834, as will be seen by the par­ticular estimates from the different departments. But it is believed that all the objects Jor which this Government was established can be effectually attained'at much less annual expense hereafter; and the harmony'and mutual good feeling of-this extensive country will be best secured and per­petuated by rigidly ponflriing the operations of the Generaf Government to its appropriate sphere. If this is done, and its expenditures are regulated by a strict economy, the burdens it imposes will scarcely be felt by our cirizehs, while its blessings are inestimable.

As the public debt will soon be extinguished, it is proper that the books and papers which belong to the various loaii ofiiGes should be transraitted to the seat of Governnient, and placed among the archives of the nation.- / It. is believed that the outstanding debtcan.be purchcised on fiivorable^' ternis, in the course ofthe erisuing year, and that it can be most conveni^ entiy purchased at tfie Treasury. It appears, therefore, desirable tliat provision should be .made by lavv for iramediately transniiriing.to this de­partment allthe books and papers relating to the national debt.' The money can readily be remitted tothe public creditor,'without charge to him or to the Governnient, and he can be paid at any place where he may wish tb receive it. . . ' .

The act of March 3, 1817,, abolished the ofiice of commissioner of loans, and transferred the duries to the Bank of the United States. The money necessary to pay the public creditors has, from tirae to time, been advanced to:tlie Bank by the Treasury ; and it appears that large sums have remained for a considerable time in the Bank, without being apphed to the purposes for which they were intended. The amount has been re­duced within a few months past. Butthe statement from the Register's

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ofiice,. herewith;presented^, (rrikrked L.) will,- show that $773.,tllJ98- stil^ remained in theif hands on trie/tst of October last.. A portiori of this.sum, as appears/by trie paper referred to, was adyancpd -sbme: years ago;; and there is no reason whyitlris nioney'sribuld cbntinu^ in the hands of the bank, wiiere it is useless to Jihe Governnierit as well as to the c ied rior.\., The de- lay in' the paiyment ihas prpbably, in sorne instances, bebri caused ,by the death of trie party en titled, and trie ignorance of riis representatiyeSv as/tp his/ ^claira-on the; United jStates.f The situatipn-of triese outstanding; claims/ renders it-still more,iiecessary/triat the books and papers retaing to the/ public'debt should be^fbrthwith/tra,nsiinitted tofriis'-^pairtment, iwhere the proper inquiries could-be .made as to ihe ' cause of the delay, and meaisures taken to/a.sGert;airi /^yho is .erititled/to receive the.money/ As the/a;mourit is justly due froim' the United' States..to„ some/..one,.a;ridlniay-belong to ,per-sons who:areigribr(tnt|of their rights,Justice sebnis to require that.the Gov- -ern merit, should take irieasures to apprize^ them bf their claimsp/and'iof the/ readiness ofthe 'Uniiite| Stated to/discha,rge thpm. /^ ;, J . / / . C i

,TrieJdestruction;ioffthe 'buildmg^deciapierf/by the Treasury Department hasi pGCc^siPnedtrie//lj(^s of some/yaluable papers. .Bufiffis belieived' triat .iirine have been desftoyed, triat lean piaterially ^ afiecf .the public interest. It \yilf-becbrne neces^ctry to' provide anotrier building, and the Ipss/ailready ; sustairl;ed in the-docu nients arid/records of triis pjffice shows the propriety of erecting:.it upanjt.difierent; pl^n froin the ionmer Qm, and of plariing trie archives of the tjrqyernment ineai situatibn less/exposed to danger, i; The inconveniences which:: are felt frorii thej^resent situ ari on of the/ofiices connected with this departm.ent, as v/ell/'as the nibre exposed cbriditipri of the,papers, induce, me to iiivi ^ ^ attention' of Corigress to this subject., / ' ^ - fi"^'. ' "J ' ' /;;: //•::/'•,•/•-• • " ' r'- - - • / '' ' :

The report from;:tlie Cornmissioner of fhe General Land 0£fi.Ce:]s here­with preserited, showing the coupitiorfbf that branch of the pubhc sefvice, and/containing sug^stibns forits irn prb venient / .' i, : / ; ^ ••

-All \^hich is respectfuilly submitted. ', > .- ; , -^ // •• ;?;/ • fi •-••%y.,v •.-•- "'- /••• '•/•••; "• R.-B. TANEY, i-•./'.; -; '. : : - -^i . ' // .,:•• %.•/:•" ' ^ • 1"' - •• fiSecretary of ihe-filYeasury.. .i.. •"\ #RE/ASuria^?J^i<ri''iKfMENT,^i^^ ^ ' \': '"'Vfi''-.-

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'A S T A T E M E N T e.xhibitwg ihe duties whick accrued on merckandise, toimage, and light-money; ofi debentures issued on the exportatiori ofi fioreign merchandise; drawback on doniestic refined^sugar, and domestic distilled spirits ex-

^ ported; bhunty on salted fisk exported; allowances to vessels employedin the fisheries ; and ofi expenses ofi collec-.- tion during tlie year ending on the 3lst ofi Docember,fi832. .. . -

-

ci

1832

. - - ' " ' ' ^ - . v ^ ^

bUTlEfc

- • § ^ .

^ • ,

28,270,578 09

ON

i ' " : ^

Ton

nage

a

mon

ey.

49,561 40 ' • L . • ' •

" DRWVBACK ON

J-4 J ^

^ CU

4,582,641 89

• - 1 1 1 ' i i

•• • s : ^ t ' g :• • : | : | t g •-•:„

••-'• '-'• - / v ' ••'-• : j5;:i?5Q-65^i:

m

rt

Cfi

/ ii rt rt o

P3

234,137 27

-

>

Q3 rt rt

QJ S M

5

23,457,409 68

, ' - • - • - • - ' a - ' : . ' • ' " •

- • z : " - ' P :.- • .1

, - . . . ' ^ ' • / W 3 " • •-••'. - , * . •

- • ' . ' c / 5 , • . -

•: i^^-t-i/v i: " . . ' . - - . - - • - - • ' • - - * - .

: '-:i:;278:,674 38. , -

/.:./::§ i

/ •"• : i . | . ' - i . -^ V • ' S :.... '

:. ." - i ^ - ^ -. ' . ." , • '

22,178,735.30

c. A S T A T E M E N T exhibiting ihe amonnt ofi American and fioreign tonriage^ernployed in ilie fioreign trade ofi the

0 • ^ - / United States during'the year ending on.the 31st day of December, 1532.

Americanlonnage in foreign trade _ ~ - - - -iForeign tonnage iil foreign trade, _ - - ^ - ^ - »

; Total tonnage employed in tlie foreign nade of the United States.^ _ " _

Proportionof fdreignlonnage to the whole amount of tonnage employed in the foreign tiade ofthe United Slatcb

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, i?e^timer's Offce^yDecember 14, 1833.

Tonb. 972,282 412,101

1,381,:386

29.7 to 100

T. L. SMITII, RePtUcr.

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287

A ' S T A T E M E N T exhibiting the values and quantities, respeciivelyyof ^ merckandise on \ij)hick duties- actually accrued during the year 1832, ) "' (consisting- ofi the: difiference betweeri.articles paying duties imported, and

^ : those entitled to .drawback re-exported ; ) and, also, ofi the nett revenue f luhick accrued that year firom duties on- merchandise, tonnage, and

'• light money. - / .. . •[ . ' . . . '..^'. \

MERCHANDISE PAYING DUTIES AD VALOREM.

2, 5-,

21, 4,

1,

5,

.44,133 doilars, at 12!' per cent. ,502,454 da 12^ 13S,7i6' 'do. 15ii i05,9.05i 'do. 20; 98A,290 do. 25,' 069,513 do. 30; 596,409 do. . m 132,612 ' do. 35 394,045 do. 40 344,821 ;do. 45 46:1,137 do. 50

49,774,035

.do. :-do,-

do. do. do. do. dd do.

- do. . do.

, S 5,295 96 ,312,806 75.,

'770,807 40 r;:62,l,181 00 5.,496,072 50 1,220,853 90

198,803.00 • 396,403 70

157;618 00 2,405,169 45 • 230,568 50

do. 25J7 -do. 12,815,580 16

DUTIES ON SPECIFIC ARTICLES.

5,326,094 gallons, at 15.7 L TVines 2. Spifits/ • 2,339,928-1 do

Molasses 16,354,788-j do. 8.-.Teas- 8,826,9(15 pounds, 4. /Coffee ' . 41,603,576 i do.

-5..Sugar---. 48,465,838 |- ko. 6/ Salt". .... 3,828,811 bushels,. 7., Ail other articles I - .

5 14.1

3.4

cts. average do. do.

. do - * •

• d o . •

837,249 83 1,404,332 77

817,739 40 /1,243,597'70

363,492 21 ij76;685'54

' 382,'284"'45 5,151,643 79

From, which deduct'cluties on merchandise refunded, a'fter deducting,there­from duties which, acc'rued on merchandise imported, the particulars of which were not re'ndereld by collectors, and difference'of calculation

To •\4 hic'li add- lO'per cent, extra duty on foreign vessels -• discounts retained OR drawback - .. . - . interest on jbonds . - - - -

• .storage j - • • -• / / / . / custom-house charges on Brrdsh Canadian

.: "•.' . vessels i - - - " - .

FD'ednct drawback on domestic refined sugar exported drawback on 'domestic distiUed spirits exported

28,898'56 1,509.74 11,541, 85 3,339 24

Duties on merchandise , Add'duties on tonnage

•light money

Gross revenue. .; " • | •' Deduct expenses of coirecliion

JSTett revenue, per statement A-

906 15

42,840 65 /: 3; 110 00

28i;'387-74 21,173 66

$12,815,580 16

11,677,025 69

24;,492,605 85

1,086,002 46

"23,406,603 39

47,195 54

23,453,798 93

45,950 65

23,407,848 28

49,561 40

.23,457,409 69, 1,278,674 3^-

22,178,735 30

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38B ' : •: •.KEPORTS: OF .-THE : • • -..

Ewplanatory Statements and Notes..

[1833;..

1. ^iii^Sr—Madeira. . . /-- , . . Z. - -,:,--(->-> ,. ^^": -.'Sherry- /.//- J.J.,-.J'J'-,' 'y- - • Red of France aiid'Spain '-^

,: Jled:ofFranpe/c'^^JJ:^V- J -i ;.White of .France and; $paii;i,.-

V ^ .. 'Fren'chj'in'feot'tles'*and cases) -French do. ' do. • ''• -Sicily . - - . - -'

Another ._ - -;--- .- - -_•

' f • : • • ' . , - ! ' • , • : " . . : j ^ : -

2. Spirits---from grain/ V/lsV proof • • -- • • •' i^/,-.-'^^d;:,do, " - .

.- -• / • J/JiiSd/fido^- - • -^ ' -' ' ^J^^vJthi/:do/ .. " /-

•'/.•:. i-ii'Stlii'/'da .: •-' 0lherIniteria5si•.ist;<& 2d proof •-

' i J , i;'3di yf ooif, " -; •//•:''.4til:do. ,r'" •-•

" - • / - / ' ^ t r d d : '- -• Above '5th do^.

^ i - - - . - J ^ - - / ' • • ' ^ ' . . ' • " ' • ^ ' - ' . . ' ~

- Exported -# -

a Teas^Bohea -. ; / [:.r' : ' • \ - ' ' -.Souchong and other bla'ck ' -' iHyson skin anid-q'ther,'green •-• Hyson and young biyson Imperial, guiipowder, ,&c. , -"

• - ., • ...... ' /, /'/i^^/^/'-V/-^/^-: -i.:= s. ,. .. ' •Exported':/''"'/"'•'•""'''•' , ' • i/ '..,i' Hyson^skin - •- '91 lbs; • ' ' •' .Hysoii skin - • ; . -,..., 2,453 do;.

Hyson and ydtihg-- -"'- r //...,.;, hyson - - • ' - •2'rj468 dbv

/ /Imlyerial; ' . ' - - 14,;7231i6:-^ , ' ' • • : • • . • ; , ,

• ^ J . ' ' J " ' ' ' - ' '•••••

'Extra duty on teas ".imported from other places than China v J . - " : -

: . ^ - ; • . - ; M • / • " ' ' • '

4./€offee-^imported " ' ' - " ' -/../iiJ.iJjDoJ";_ - . .,• .

..1.77 ,,126 ,c ^' '39,358-f;227,200. =^:876,645 ;2,:244,307 . 97,082

142,429' 87,141

>-allons at 50 cents' • .: do.i ^ •' do.

- do.. -;.do. . .

do. ' do. . •do..

50, do./ - •[ l O i - m - ^ ' • ' :•:6•• do,-':-'" '-J •l5../.do:v..^oJ •3d- -do.--' 1 22 •.do. • •" 30-. do. -

^434,806 ^-"do.r i>/30' do: ' i"

•5,326;094 . do.^ay, 15,7-, /,, , J

/ 626,982 gallons lit 57 eeks. • J J 8,470 -''. 22,866^ ' .'9,960

'" 17,555-133,163'

•386,713 .:r, 115,738'

•: 19,869 , 186

2,341,.502 . 1,574

2,339,928

' 733,854 ,2.,-40£ ,285 1,274,450 3,927,446 ^ 526,605

.ai87i.,..64a

db. - / :do. ^ do. ': do: ' do/- -do. -do. do. -do.. •

60 do. ' : 63 .do: ^

-i;67 -do;. /" -'75 do. • / ' •'53 iida. /-^57 "do, -J-i^63 ;d0. ^' .72i M - •:'

• 85 dij. ^ -

dch - 48 do. '•

do. av.. 60' .do., /.

pounds at ' 4 centj -; /'. / ^ 6 . •' "

. - d o . ••

do./ - /do. ;

. do.

_ ;, • at 34 cents .::.-.•' r - 'x . .: . ' . • " . • ' V • ; - ' . ' . . • ' • "

• - / ' . - • • - " / ' - .

' / J4,7S5'

;'. ^'8,-826,995

,136,950 97,025,355

28 do. '• ' • • \ ' ; '

40-' £lo; ^50^'do/

•10 do..' :.; Jl2''/dB.-J:./ •M db/V^-J

.'25 ,do?i'' ' -

fi .S30 94 .- . 1686.84.

I H ^-'i' ••: ;:.'- ^

J-I(!);98^7'20"-' " '7^^6F'50-,-;

•ik-'.^fi • 14/.1 ay;/;-^ : ' Ji;."/

pounds, at 2 cents' ^ do. I do, ;

' e'88',563-0a ' 19,679 00

• • 122,720'00 /.--• „.52,598'.70 :,:, 336,646 05 • •: 29,124 60

/* " /31j334^38 26,142 30

' " •130,.441J^0

^^.,;837,249 83

.357; 379:74 .- /5^082 00 - 14,405i58 -

,6,673 20' ' 1:3,16625

: . 70,"576 39 220,426 41

' 702,-914 94 14,.305 68

- ; ./ .:i58jO

' -1,405,088 21>: '• 755/52

1,404,332.77

/ J 29;35;4.16 ^ :;"; 240,928 50^ i : 152,934 w !"::/706,940. 2H. •//-^ 131/651/^5

Jl,:2te;808 Iir P • " ' / " • ' '

• i / . ,• - '

; ' • ' " • - ' ' , ! • • : . , ' - ' ' : •

f '•• ' ' ' ' ' i i ' ,.'/ .'" • r - ' ' • ' • ' - • • ' : - ^ • • - • ' '

[ - .19,066.48;

Jl ,2 |2, i741 71 f • • ' . ' •

[; / J85.5 9» .'•''r,243-,:597 7^'

- .2',739X • 970,253 55;

.Exported Do,

- Do.'"-'

/ J : ' J ' -" • 7"l62'365'''"'^ •.-.- I-/-•;.-".^.•>"'..•'; '' ' ^;313,617'lbs/ '"' '-• fi'- ' at '2cents-il66v272''34--J 50,225,690 do. ... 1 do. 502,256 90

19,422 do. . ^ 5 do. • 971 10 •.,^,-.,.:„---—. .55,558,729 . •'• - •—-—l:-i^-^

41,603,576

isJ^^giars—brown - - " - ' - 46,194,798 pounds at 3'cents • / ; White clayed or pb\yder©d - i 2,271,040 do. 4 d o . '

.'*•; / " V '. J " 48,465,838 . do.:, 3.J-do.-

- 9t^,992 S5

/609;;5P0.34

: 363/492 21

i;385,843"94 - :90,841 60

J,476,6§5'54-

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Explanatory Statements and Notes—Continued.

389

Salt^mported, biisheis Do. I

4,253 at 15 cents - 6,183,942 10 do.

Exported - I ibo. . • -• -J/- •,-D o . ' •• '- • [ • : -

Bounties and ' allow­ances reduced into bushels, at 10 cents ' ^ - • perbushel - | - 2,341,373

. - - • \ I - — •

6,188,195 4,215 - at 20 do. -7., 756 . _ ' 15 do; '6,040 ^; -. . 1.0 ; do/

I'OO 1,163 40

604 00

2,359,384

. 3;828,811

10 do: 234,137 30

t637 95 618,394 20

619,032 15

236,747 70

382,284 45

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7. All other artic'les,^

Woolle,ns, not exceeding 33^ cents per square yard - - - square yards Carpeting, Brussels, Turkey, and Wilton - ' --' - .. do.

Veneti3.n and ingrain • ' - - . - . • do.-^ 'of wool, flax, hemp, &c. - - - • - do.-mattingof flags or other materials - - , do.

Floor-cloth, patent painted, &c. - - - -- t do. other than patent painted, &c. - - ; - - ' do.

Furniture oil-cloth - - -' - - ' - do. Sail duck - , - - , , - - •'•- - . do.

Do. - - - - - - - - ' do. Do.' - . - - • .- . - . - "do.

' D o . - - - - - . . . . do. Cotton'bagging- - - - -- - - do. " Beer, ale, and porter, in bottles . - . ' - •' "' ' gallons

iDo. do. in casks ^ . - - - - d o . Vinegar - ' - - - . ^ - , - do. Oil, spermaceti . - ' - . . . - - -do.

whale and other fi.sh - - - , - - do. oli\^e, in casks - - - - - - ; /• do. . castor - '. - - - - - . • - do. linseed - ^ - . - - - - - , . do.

.rapeseed - - _ - , - -"" - ' -.' do. hempseed •- - - ,- . ' - ' - . do;

Cocoa - '- - . . ' J - . .pounds Do. - - . - - - - . - - do. •

Sugar, candy and loaf - - - - - - . do. ' other refined, - ' , - - " - - . : db.

Chocolate ' - ' - ' ^ ^ - - - . -• do. ". Fruits, almonds ' ''- - ' - - - - < o.

^ currants - - " i l ^ ' .' • " ' ^^'

Gluantity.

Importation oyer exportation.

1,634,003 127,584 492,406

1,034 106,196 26,740 i

3,387 51,2-24

. 1 2 5

347,248 • , 1^,535,084

1,081,360 73,316 10,646 52,017

"8 5-29 ,

36,455 / - -77-

768,010 28

^ 348

487,520 21,123

~6,523 1.321,390

453,045

Exportation over

importation.

. 6,794 .

17,434

• " 498 '"

Rate of duty.

• a s . 14 70 40 32 15 50 25. 15 • -9 10 .

^10^ 11 5

" 20 15 8

25 15 25-40 25 25 25 • 2 1

12 « 10 .4

• 3

- 3 ,

/ Duties dn^

Importation o.ver exportation. > _

'S228,760 42 ' > 89,308 80:

196,962 40 •:.i ^ 330 88 ' 15,929 40

13,370 00 .846 75

7,683 60. ir25

--. 36,461 04 i 168,859 24 •: 53,-918 00^ -'i 14,663 20 ;

1,596'90 4,141 36

2 00 . .• -79 35

9,113 75 30 80

192,010 00 7 CO

. -, . 87 00'-

./ •" 4,875-20 2,534 76-

260-92 39,641 70

^ 13,591 35

Exportation/ over

importation.

: s^679 40

/ 348 68"

49 80

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j)runes - - • .« %s - ; \ ; „ - . - ' ,

- raisins, jar and Muscatel, &c. •• • • all other - / " - • -

Candles, tallow - -• . do. • . - • - . -'

spe'rmacetti •* - - , -V wax - ' - - ' -

Cheese - - , - - - ' Soap ' - ' - ' - - .-Tallow - - - > • -.; ^

•Hbard—r-- —"— -— :--_--:.-.— - - —:,_^__v--4-Beef and pork ^ ' - - . Bacon, hams and o.ther '- -'- • ..' -Butter -•'" ' • - - • - , • - • Saltpetre, refined V.itriol, blue or Roman -" . - " Camphor, crude ' - ^ -

refined Salts, Epsom • - ; - . . - ' . - -

' Glauber " . • ' ' . -Spice, mace - - -

nutmegs - . • - - ^ -' • -cinnamon' - \ '-

cloves -• ' - - - • -, : ; ' -pepper - - -" ' pimento^ .•' - . - -

cassia - • . ;-Cayenne pepper -ginger - ' " '- ' - '"• - . - -

Tobacco, mamifactured, -other than snuif, &c. . . . _ , snuff' - .. .. - • - . • . - . t' . -

'• cigars - • - ' - ^ Indigo - - - . -

Do. - - - .-Do. - -

Colton - - - • -, - . -.. Gunpowder - - ' - -Bristles - - - ' - ^ - ^ Glue - -- - - - ' -Paints, cchre, dry - ' - ,

in oil -

do. 1 do. ^ cio.-do;

. do. -'do. doi. ^ J do. • doi

••do. •-.

• d o . - 1 _ r W -

do. -do. do.. do. db. do. do. do. do do. do. do. do. do. do. do.-do.. • do:

' do: •/ do. . M.

30iinds do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do.

121,943. 1,252,965. 4,195,407" 3,276,074

— / -3*, 662 ' 135 '3,.061 74,099.

555,748 •220,283

-^03 -6,255 23,991 • 1,972: • 669

4,557 • 6,373

9,183 " i',104 • 424

.5 ,804 • 47,556

1,364 135,0>3

1,007,205 410,351 276,435

4 . 2i,.764.

393 1,263

35,189

. -479',"944 ' • -181,523

. 7 8 , 6 2 9 17 ,'392

404,517 308,6.55

1,398,742 352

14,837

/4,481

4 1 3 4 ' 3 4

.,.5' -'8

f;

.9 . 4-1'

-.-.3:-^---2 ]

3 " • 1 5 3 1

• 4 8

13 4 2

100 60 25 ' -25-8 6 6 ^

15 ' 2 10 12

250 30 40 50 3 8 3 5 1

n

4,877 72 . 37,588 95

167,816 28 98,282 22;

__ -• 183 10

,, 10 80 183 66

6,668-91 22,229 92

• 2,202 83 - _ 21-69-

125 10 . . 7 1 9 7 3 ;

98 60 20 07

182 28 509 84

• 1,101 9G 44 16

8 48 -5,804 00^

: 28,533 60 341 00

33,755,75 • . 80,576 40

24,621 06 16,586 10 ' . 6 0

5i5 28 39 30

151 56 87,972 50

. 191,977 60

•• 90,761 50 .. 2,358-87.

1,391 36 12,135 51 15,432 75

1 13,987 42 5 28

593 48

1,344 30

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7, All other articles.

Pa in t s ;whi t e and red lead ' - - ' -whiting, and iPari? white orange mineral . -sugar bf lead .- - , - .- -

Lead, pigj.bar, and sheet - - - ' -L e a d e n pipes - - - • - - ' ' -

shot - , - -. ' - . --Cordage, cables, tarred . - - - . .

- tarred - - » .- ~ -untarred - - . . ^

T w i n e , seine, and packthread C o r k s ' - " •- _ -Copper, rods and bolts - ^- - - . -

nai ls and spikes - - . . F i re -a rms , muskets - : - - • - • -

rifles ' - . • • - - ' - i -W i r e , iron and steel, not above No. 14 .- -

• above N o : 14 - - - . • . above No. 14 .- - -

I ron tacks, brads, and sprigs, not above 16 oz, per M. above 16 oz. - -

nails _ - . - " . ' - - , -spikes - . -chain cables, and parts, &c.

- mil l s a w s ' - - - - - , -anchors - - ' , -

•arivils -smi th s ' hammers arid sledges . - . - -castings, vessels of - ' ' ' - . -

all other - r ^

pounds • do.

du. do. do.

• do. . do. do. do.

d o . , -do..

do. Q\O.

.do. No . do.

pounds ~ do. ^lo. M.

po'ands do.

- do. do.

No. poijnds

do. do. do. dQ.'

^Q.•uantit3^

Importation bver exportation.

476,625 393,317

367 305,230

1,535,707 7,

385 747

39;709 - 400,719 •

. 231,687 - 18,879

5,.72a 1,156 . 23

243,711 . ' 392,880 . . 675

27,483 2,949

•639,979 "• 186,700 2,900,912

3,563. 125,527

1,288,231 84,485

. 826,692 2,306,281

Exportat ion over

importation.

30,963

Rate of duty.

Cis. 5 1

• 5 5 3

1 2 4 4

1.5b 250

6 10 . 9

^ 5 5 5 '4 3

100 2 2 h n 1

Duties on

Importation over exportation.

,t23,S3l 25 3,933 17

18 35' 15,261 50 46,071 21

35 : 15 40 29 88

• —

> I,^985 45 20,035 95

• 27,802 44 •755 }G 228 80

.1,734 00 ' "• 57 50

14,626 26 39,288 00

60 75 ^ 1,374 15

147 45 31,998 95, '7,468 00

" 87,027 36 3,563 00 2,510 54

25,764 62 2,112 12^

12,400 38 23,062 81

Exportation over .

importation:

:

'

, . ti;l,238 52

^

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braziers' rods, &c. nail and spike rods, &c. - . - . sheet and hoop - - - --. . -band and scroll - - - - -pig and scrap - - . - -

- bar and bolt, rolled ^ • - - • ' hammered - - ' -

Steel • '- - • - - - -Hemp - ' - - • - - -. F l a x .-- - . . • . - . w •

Do. "- - ,. - -Alnm - -,- • • -• . . , - . , ' - . . ' '.-Copperas - - •—- T -• r - ' : ^

' Wheat flour - i - . ^ ' - - . Coal - . . ' . - . -Wheat ^- - • i - . . / ^ . Oats - • - . . . -; . .- -Potatoes . ' - , ' " -, ' -Paper,, folio and 4to.post' . - ' i -

. . foolscap, writing, and drawing printing, copperplate, and stainers' .-sheathing, binders', wrapping, &c.

. . all other . - - - - -Books, printed preyious to 1775 _ ^ ,

printed in other langiiages than English, &c. ^Latin and Greek,'bound

do. - do. in boards -, - -all, other, bound - - ' -

do, in boards - . . • Glass, cut, and not specified - -

o\her articles of - - _, , apothecaries'vials, not above 6 oz.

do. ' do. 8 oz. bottles, not exceeding 1 quart- -

not exceeding 2 quarts - -not exceeding 4 quarts - -

demijohns - " . . " Window glass, not above 8 by 10 inches

not above 10 by 12 do. not above 10 by 15 da. . -above 10 by 15 do. - "

. Fish, dried or smoked - - - -- .

- do. • 1 do.

'do. dp. cwt. ^ do. .

pounds , cwt.

do. ' do. do.

pounds 1 ^"''"do. "

do: . bushels .

do. ' 1 do. ' do. '

pounds ~ do. ' do.

do. " d o / - • vols. do. '

/pounds do; do. ' do.

"- do. do.

gross do. -do.. do.

• d o . No.

100 s.q. ft. do. do. do.

quintals

387,603 _~ •

5-, 888,876 7,390'

195,904 "427,601

80,194,833 47,08/)

' • 118,983 6,14

1,747 - _9i)_

575 • 11

2,358,037 1,071.

. 1,247 52,522

. .- 9,356 .'

. 3,618 8,792

31,954 161

-78,'666 2,712 5,125

11,539 56,9:37 24,508

869,376 647 20

28,240 .

11 37,166

407 395 684.

2,803 1- " 5,688

41,912

196,369

3^

3. ,3^ 3^

(m 185. 1

150 • 300 250 275 -250 200

50. • 1 6 -

,25 ,i 10' la 20 17 10

o 15 4 4

15 13 -30 , 26 3 2;

175 125 200-250 300 25 -

300 ~ 350 400 500 100

13,566 10

206,110 66 258 65

122,440 00 791,061 85 801,948 33 70,633 50

'356;949 00 - - i;535 00

4,804 25 —225-^00-

1,150 00 • 5 50

141,482 22 267 75 124 ,70

5,252 20 1,871 20

361 80 .. 263 76

4,793 10 6 44

3,146 64 406 80 666 25

3,461 70 14,603 62

735 24 17,387 52 1,132 25

25 00 56^480 00

. . _ - 33 00 9,291 50 1,221 00 1,382 50

i 2,736 00 14,015 00 5,688 00

1,466 92

33,382 73

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT, i' .. •

_ .Register's Off ce, December 1 4 , 1 8 ^ .

. 7 . All other articles.'

Fish,, salmon, pickled. - SL . . . , - ., ^barrels mackerel . - - - _ . . - _ ' do." alLother . - . , •_ . . . ' do. .

Shoes,'fee, silk ' .•., - •:- . ' • - • : . . . pairs -'prunella, nankeen,'&c:-- - . - . . . . . do . , leather, for men and^women - . ... ^ . - • - do.'

• • chiklren's . - ,. - - . . - _ . do.-. Boots and,bootees ' - % ' - ' . _ - - do.' ' Playing-cards -- .,.- - , .. ' / > . . packs Wool, unman afac'tured . • - , . r. -• - , - pounds Slates, roofing, not above 6 by 12 inches '- - ' - cwt.

not above 12by 14 do, '. - ' - •- \ do. ' nbt above 14 byi6 do. -. - - do:

not above 16 by. IS do: - - " • ' do. not above 18 by.20 do." - -• , - do.-.

- , " notaboye20by 24 do. ' -• - - ' d o . ' '

- ' Total dollars - - - ^ • . : . . Deduct duties on excess of exportation - - , - -

Carried to statement B ' - - ^

GLuantity.

Importation over exportation.

'1,804 • ' 2 6

• - - ^ n • • 3;325

• .,2,690 15,569

•- , -2,732 1,710

' 289 9.03,242

3,743 13,03.6 66,899 13,-029 20,499 13,710

- , " - ; " .

Exportation over

importation, i

,

.Rateof duty.

Cts. 200 150

. 100 30-. ' •25 -25 15

150 . 30 -4

20 25 30 35 40

' 45

• -

Duties on

Importation over exportation.

p,eos-co 39 00

417 00 997 50- -

. -650 00 3,892 25

• . 409 80 2-565 00

86 70 .39,729 68 . 748 60 3,259 00

. 20,069 70 . 4,560 15

, • 8,1.99 60 , 6,169 50.

5,190,750 12 39,106 33 .

.^•5,151,643 79

Exportation over

ipiportaiiori.

^39,106 33

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S T A T E M E N T ofi public lands sold, ofi cash and scrip received in payment tkerefior, and ofi incidental expenses and ^ . pa^ymerits irito tke Treasury ori accmnit ofi. pmhliclarid^ 1832.^ .

;- Liandl)ffices.'

-

Marietta ^ ' _ Zanesville, _ - _ Steubenville Chillicotbe - _. Cincinnati _ . _ Wooster • « ._ Piqua _ Tiffin and Bucyrus

Total for Slate _ .,

Jeft'ersonville • -Vincennes " « Indianapolis Crawfordsville _ , _ Fort Wayne ^

Totalfor State _

- "'~'~ State or ^ s Territory.

^Ohio _ - -dc. - -d b . _ • ' -

- do. _i' • d o .

do.- _ - ' -.-,.do.'- _ -"do. _

Indiana ' _• do. _ do. ' _ do. •do. ,

Lands sold after deducting .-erroneous entries. • -

"Ctu'a'n/ir}'v^"'

Acres, hdilis.

25,180 7 1 ' 88,132 33 19,149 96

• 57,020 83 i 49,610 92

32,271 68 40,126" .56

101,221 62

412,714 61

76,345 36 62,605 06

163,964 33 184,700 71 59,227 78

546,844 24

Purchase . r.inbney...

Dotls. Cts.

31,475:87 110,167 42

' 23,937 45-. 71,313 72

62,013 65 40,593 88 60,130 37

141,642 69

541,275 05

95,449 69 78,258 94

204,958 42 230,887-09'

74,655 55

1 684,209 69

Amount re-' ceived in • cashi

DoUs: Cts.

31,407 67 - 36,-80.8 70 • 20-,88r 72 50,83r29 57,236 92 40,299 26: 54,503'49

138,650 32

430,619 37

: 77,119 57 7o,999 76

109,953 81 208,632 10 71,975.00

543,680 24

Am't receive'd in scrip.

^Fbrlfeiled" .land scrip. "

Molls. Cts.

68 20 3,385 69 2,930 73 1,505 81 2,560 07-

294 62' ; 4,601 88-

,768^00'

• 16,11.5 00

3,771 47 ' 2,134 18

^18 20

.. '32 0.0

6,255'85

Military land scrip.

Dolls. Cts.•

69,973 03 ' 125 00 18,97.6 62 2,216 66

1,025 00 2,224 37

94,540 68

14,558 65 125 00

94.686 41 22,254 99 .2,648 55

134,273 60

Aggregate • receipts.

Dolls. Cts.

31,475 87' 110,167 42 23,937 45 71,313 72 62,013 65 40', 593 88 60,130 37.

141,642 69

541,275 05

95,449 69 78,258 94

•204,958 42 230,887 09 74,655-55

684,209 69

. Amount of incidental

—expenses:—

Dolls.. Cis.

. 1,758-84 3:, 392" 72 1,573 42

^ 3,052-11 4,354-24-2,027 58 2,013 79

'4,538 36

22,711 06

3,051 89 3,295 25 5,550-18 5,569 51' 3,376 65

j 20,843 48

Am't paid in­to the Trea­sury if rom 1st-Jan.:to Slst Dec, 1832. '

Dolls.'' Cts.

27,378 88 ' 30;655 20

16,727 63 47 ,.600 00 52,879 12 39,262'80 16,il00 00

130,037 51

360,641 14

•74,007 17 . 7 3 , 9 6 8 01

103,497 93 199,411 56

. •76',481-8r

527,366 48

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Land ofiices.

Shawneetown Kaskaskia Edwardsville Vandalia Palestine Springfield Danville , Cluincy •

Total for State _

St. Louis, Franklin and'Fayette Palmyra Jack.son Lexington i _

Total for State

St. Stephen's Cahaba^

State or

Lands sold after ded acting erroneous entries.

Q-uantity.

Ten

Illinois do. do. d.o. do. do. do. db.

-"

Mis5^ouri do.-do. do. do.

- . - -

Alabama do.

itory.

_ '_ j .

._ _

. _.

-

_ _ -

,-

-

-_ :_ ^ '_ _

-

_. _ _ -

-

-'.

Acres, hdths.

17., 624 82 17,417 38

> 80,713 19 8,021 33

23,773 26 ,59,995 32 18,710'96

: 1,118 65

227;375V91

42,740 14 :61,729 54 78,947 39 15,430 53 52,432 49

251,280 09

44,863 34 232,540 08

Purchase money.

Dolis. Cts.

Amount re­cei ved'in

cash. "

Am't received in scrip.

Forfeited land scrip.

Dolls;' Cts.

' 22,031.04 21,834 11 100,892 55 10,651 69' .29,716 56 75,015 24 23,394 70 ^1,400 28

284,936 17

53,430 36 -77,1(;4 35 98,479 64 19,-298 52 64,768 25

313,141 12

56,078 84 297,079 36

19 ,,309 28 21,244 95_ 86,829'44 9., 961 69 2D,411 56 64,261 93 21,94-4 70 1,400 28

254,363 83

53,397 40 76,831 SQ 98,479 64 19,298'52 64-768 25

312,775 67

53,216 72 293,223 07

Dolls. • Cts.

2,021 76 .-364 16 552 00 40 00

•80 do

3,057 92

32 96 332 49

365 45

2,862 12 3,856 29

Military land scrip.

Dolls. Cts.

Aggregate, receipts.

•Dolls. Cts.

700 00 • ' 225 00 13,511 II

.650-00 225 CO

10,7,53 31 1,450 OOl

27,514 42|

22,031'04 21,834 11

100,892 55 10,651 69 29,716 56 75,015 24 23,394 70 1,400'28

284,936 17

53,430 .36 77,164 35 98,479 64 19;298'52 64,768'25.

313,141 12

56,078 84 297,079 36

Amount of incidental

. expenses.

Dolls. Cts.

Am't paid in­to the Trea­sury from 1st Jan. to 31st Dec, 1832.- ,

Dolls. Cts-

1,.566 92 1,561 27 3,188 79 1,350 85 1,748 75 2, 597 95 1,892 47 1,397 41

15,304 41

2,118 13 2,957 27 2,955^33 1,531 05 2,753 27

12,315 05

17,040 00 19,579 33 .85,500 00 8,276 00 30,-193 78 48,900 00 18,803 58

228,292 69

52,525-26 75,317 03 97,142 43 15,850 00 64,760 00

305,624 72

2,899 25 8,362 69

39,028 14 278,734 05

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J-Iuntsville Tuscaloosa ' -Sparta _ - -

Total for^State . •

Wash ing tou - _ Augus ta L Mount Salus _

Tota l for State _

N e w Orleans _ ' -Opelousas •-Ouachi ta -St. iHelena ._ _

Total ' for State -

Detroit - _ -White Pigeon P r a i r i e , _

Total for Te r . . . . -

Batesville Little Rock Wash ing ion _

T o ' a l for T^r. _

do. do. do. , - -

Mississippi _

do! I I

Louis iana ' -do. • _ -do. : _ do. . _ - ' -

Michigan Ter r i to ry i do. . _

Arkansas Terr i tory do. do. _

64,317 70 65,444 01

5,517.66

412,682 79

29,661 56 — 37595--87-

228,056 24

261,313.67

• ' 1,242 20 21,895 71

"47 ,741 38 7,574 19

78,453 48

177,515 27 74,696 17

252,211 44

3,048 65 4,450 82 2,680 00

10,179 47

80,477-40 81,804 99

6,897 05

522,337 64

36,985 01 - — 4 - 4 9 4 - 8 5 -

285,099 04

'326,578 90

1,552 75 '27,369 64 5 9 , 8 9 0 1 7

9,467 73

98,280 29 .

222,224 59 .98,080 24

320",284 83

"3,810 80 5,563 .53 '3,350 00

12,724 33

78,016 05 81,637 64 - 6,897 05

512,990 53

-35 ,231 18 •—4y 494-85-

283,237 88

322,963 91 ' .

1,552 75 •25,938 02 59,890 17

9,467 73

96,848 67.

221,523 76 98,060 24

319,584 00

3,810 80 5,563 53 3,350 00

12,724 33

3,461 35 167 35

9,347 11

1,753 83

. 1,861,16

^ 3 , 6 1 4 99

1,431 62

-

. , .1 ,431.62

700 83

700 83.

; . - • • • • •

7 .

_ •

• - /

-—-_ -

-

-

^ --.

-

-

~

- -

80,477 40 81,804 99

6,897 05

522;337 64

36,985 01 . - -4- ,494-85_

285,099 04

S26,578 90

.1,.552 75 27,369. 64

' .59,890 17 9,467 73

98,280. 29

- 222-,224 59 98,060 24-

,320,284 83

3,810 80 5,563 53 3,350 00

12,724 33

2,837 73 " 2 ,633 85

1,192 51

17,926 03

1,774 90 874_78^

6,306 26

- 8,955 94

f ,076 58 •:1,740 87

2,896 59 : 1,310 83

7,024 87

5,595 33 -.3,8.22-74

9-,418 07

1,315 54 ' . 970 97

390 72

2 ,677 23

•66,792 31 61,200 00

. 6,131 86

451,886 36

32,150 GO

275,750^51

307,900 51

• 26,455 00 68,100 00

5,900 00

100,455 00

224,322 25 93,313 17

317,635 42

3,600 00 " -9 ,938 05

13,538 05

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Land offices.

-Tallahassee St. Augustine _

Totalfor Ter.—

Grand total

State or Territory.

Flbrida Ter. ' '_ do.

_ , _

Lands sold after deducting erroneous entries.

Quantity.

Acres, hdths.

9,286-46

'9,286-46

2,463,342 16

Purchase money.

Dolls. Cts,

-11,608 07

. 11,608 07

3,115,376 09

A.mount re­ceived in

cash.

Dolls. Cts.

11,608 07

11,.608 07

2,818,158.62

Am't received in scrip.

-. Forfeited land Scrip.

Dolls. Cts.

• — • • •

40,888 -77

Military land scrip.

.Dolls. Cts.

- -

,...-- ,.

256,328 7C

Aggregate leceipts.

-Dolls. Cts.

11,608 07.

11,608 07

3,115,376 09

Amount of incidental expenses.

, DoUs. Cts.

• •

1,252 08

1,252 08

118,428 22

Am't paid in­to the Trea­sury from 1st Jan. to 31st Dec, 1832.

Dolls. Cts.

10,040 66

. 10,040 66

2,623,381 03

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' _ STA T E M E N T of moneys received into ihe Treasury, from all sources; .h " other than\custom.s and public lands, for the year 1832.

From dividends od Stock in the Bank of tlie United StaUs- - - ,

Sijies of stock in the Bank of tiie United . States. 1 --Arrears of direct tax -Arrears of internal revenue Fees on letters patent -.. i-; .-..: Cents coined tat the mint Fines, penalties, and forfeitures Surplus emoluments of officers of the

customs i .-- - - ~ -. Postage on letters -, - ' -

Consular receipts,ainder the act of Mth ,•- April, 1792 :- '• -. Interest on debts due by banks to the • United States - - ; -Persons unkriown, stated to be due the/

•UnitedStates - . -•

--

•$6,79I 1-3-h;630 65 i4;i6o:oo-21,845 40

^ ,8,86g:04 •

31,965 46 244 95

• 1,884-52

136 OQ

500 00

$490,000 00

169,000 00

Moneys obtained froni the Treasury on \ i >- forged documents - - .- , 115 00 Moneys previously advanced oniaccount • "• •' '

of compilirig, printing, and-binding ' . Biennial Register - . :.-•. • - 37- 00'

Securing the light-house oil the Brandy-. -wirie shoal,iDelaware '.-• :^ - : 1,000 00-

Ligfht-house:on Mahon's ditch, Dela- - ^ ^ Vare |- ' - - • ' - ^ 4,975-00

Balances of advances made in the War- '-••••'•' Department, repaid underthe 3d sec­tion of the act-of 1st May, 1820 .•„ - - 15,679 24

119,832 39' From which deduct; amount relinquished by

the Secretary of the Treasury in a cornpro- , ^ mise and final seltlement of the. claim of the i ., United Statesi on Ithe Commercial Bank of .

'Lake Erie, made iri pursuance"of the act for. ' . the relief of s'aid. bank, approved the 10th February, 1832 i - - ' - • ^ .--^ ; 1,889 50:

T R E A S U R Y DEPARTIMENT, - . '

Register's 'Qfiice, Decemb'er'll^ 1833.

•117,942 89

$776,942 89

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[1833.

S T A T E M E N T ofi ihe expenditures ofi the Uuited States for tlie year , 1832. ' . .-

ClVl'L, BIISCELLANEOUS. AND FOREIGN INTERCOURSE.

•Legislature-- - - . . . - - $871,813 68 • Executive Departments . - - - 562,415 38 Oificers of the mint -; . =- . - - 9,750 00 Surveyors and their,clerks - . ' , 1 25,971 73 • Commissioner of Public Buildings in" Wash­

ington - . . - ' . - - - - 2,000 00 Governments in the Territories of the United

States • fi - - . : ' - •:. - : 50,783.99 ' Judiciary -. - , - ' . . 278,022 96:

Payment of sundry pensions granted by the -late and preserit .Governments s- ,,

Mint establishment • - - . ' . . v:-. Extending'the mint establishment - . ' ' -• Unclaimed merchandise - , - .' . .-Light-house establishment Building light-houses, &c. -\- • • .-Surveying the public lands •• Survey of private land claims in Florida Survey of the Choctaw cession iri.Mississippi

.Survey of the lands ceded by the Creeks Registers arid receivers ofland offices Preservation ofthe public archives in Florida Land^ claims in Florida - ' .,- . -Survey ofthe coasts of the United States Marine hospital establishment -, -.; Marine hospital at Charleston, S. Carolina -Roads within the State of Ohio,. (3 p.. c. fund) Roads and canals in the State of Indiana, (3 per

cent.'fund) - - -Roads and caiials iri the State of. Mississippi,.

(3 ,per ceiit. fund) - - . - ' Roads and canals in the State-of.Alabama,

(3 per cent, fund) - - .- T . • Roads and canals ia the Stat.e. of Missouri.,.

(3 per cent, fund) - - -Roads and levees withiri the State of Louisi­

ana, (5 per cent, fund): - -Encouragement of learning within the State

of Illinois, (3 per cent, fund) - , ,-Public buildinofs in Washinsfton Purchase of the rights of the Washington

Bridge Company, and for the erection of a public bridge on the site thereof -

Penitentiary for the District of Columbia

1,800,757. 74

1,398 57 63,995 00 37,500 00

221 09 189,522 30-70,595 09 '81,072 22' 8,000 00 .

43,788(00 50,000 00 1,666 21 1,125 .00

60 00 8,125 00.

76,877- 87, ' 169, 80 5,118 94

35,257 81

5,879 62

26,081 11

3,746 99

24,717 46

32,237 81 90,550 00

32,000 00 28,360 00

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Subscription. to the stock in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company - - $150,000 00

Boundary line between Arkansas knd Louisi­ana - J - - - - 1,000 00

Boundary line between Florida and Alabama 1,800 00 Fifth census of the I United Sta.tes - - 32,218 86 ' Revision of all th^ fornier censuses of the ^ • UnitedStates ,| - - ^ - ' '- . 229 00 • Revolutionary claims, per act 15th May, 1828 1.72,938 -52 Liquidating and paying certain claims of the

State of Virginia^ under the 1st and 2d sec- . -tions of theai^t of 5th July, 1832 ' - _ - , 380,888 66

Liquidating and paying certain claims of the, State.of Yirginia, under­the 3d. section of said act - j - ^ "- - 242,509 81

Sundry judgments |against the former marshal • ^ for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, and for the relief of J. & W. Lippincott & Co. 299,933 34

Compilation of documents, per act of 2d March, 1831' | - - - - - 55,000 00

Consular receipts | - - ,- - 3,270 00 Building custom-houses and warehouses - , 3,185 -84 Relief of sundry individuals - » .- 144,407 51 Miscehaneous expenses - - - 45,755 21

2,451,202 64 Salaries of minisfers of the United States . - \ 44,410 .85 Salaries of charges I dei affaires' - ^ - 59,936 66 Salaries of secretaries of legation - - 9.000,00 Outfits of the. ministers to Great Britain,

. France, and .Russia-; - - ^ - , 22,500 00 Outfits of the charges des affaires to Holland,

Belgium, Centrcil. America, Buenos Ayres, and Naples^ ! " ' " - • • 22,,500 00

Contingent expenses of the missions abroad - 27,218 18 Outfit and salary o|f a charge d'aff'aires, salary

of a drogoman jat Constantinople, and for contingencies-of {the legation - - 3,000 00

Salary pf a drogoman, and for contingencies of the legation to Turkey - . - - , 37,500 00

Contingent expenses of foreign intercourse - 20,631 00 Agency in relation to the northeastern bound­

ary . I . • . . . 538 70 Expenses of the commission, under the con­

vention with Denmark - - - 14,623 98 Expenses^ of the cpmmission under the con­

vention with the; King ofthe French . ' - ^,857 91 Reliefand protectibn of American seamen - , .19,890 13 Salaries of agents at London and Paris - 5,500 00 Intercourse with the Barbary Powers - ^ '32,819 .58 Awards under the| 1st article of the treaty of

Ghent - " i - . - ' - - ^ •2.,254...m

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MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT.

Pay of the army, and subsistence of oflicers ^ Arrearages in the Pay Department -Subsistence - . - - \ -' -Quartermaster's Department -Transportation of ofiicers' baggage, &c. Transportation of the army, &c. -' Forage - - - - • -Purchasing Department - .. -Clothing for officers'servants - '-Bounties and premiums - - . .- \ -Expenses'of recruiting - , " - ,-Medical or Hospital Department Contingencies of the army - - -Arrearages to 31st December, 1816 - " -• Invalid and half-pay pensions -Piensions to widows and orphans - -Revolutionarypensions " -. -Invalid pensions, per act,20th May, 1830 Revolutionary pensions, per act 20th May,

1830 • -, - - - • i -Revolutionary pensions, per act 7th'June, 1832 Military Academy at West Poirit - ^ : National armories - , . -National armory at Harper's Ferry Arsenals Arsonalin Florida -Ordnance - ^ - , . Armament of fortifications Arming and equipping the militia Repairs and contingencies of fortifications Fort Adams - , -Fort Calhoun [ - -. ^ " -Fort Columbus and Castle Williams -> Fort Hamilton - - , - ".. Fort Macon - J - - - " -Fort Moriroe - -" Fort at Oak island. Cape Fear, North Car­

olina - ^ J . - , -Fort at Mobile point -Fort on Cockspur island, Georgia -Arrearages for preservation of Pea Patch is­

land - - ' - . - ' , Preservation of: George's island, Boston har­

bor - - - _ -Fortifications at Charleston, South Carolina -

-Fortifications at Pensacola, Florida -Barracks at Fort 'Winnebago, Nolrthwestern

Territory - - ' - . -Barracks at Fort Crawford. Prairie du Chien,

Northwestern Territory' -

1,165,003 60 500 00

334,932 99 313,857 98 55,118 03 158;400 58 42,249 97 179,130 03 21,811 77' 28,009 19 13,748 87

' .28,041 55 11,209 06 5,319 82

117,702 69 , 7,644 63 700,360 24 • 1,953 50

1,075 01 355,686 33 . 23,590 00 371,943 43 . 7,500'00, 64.132'51 5,000 00

62,516 10 94,483 15 195,082 68 10,409 82 86,000 00 62,800 00 50,124 00 10,000 00 40,734 03 51,300 00

12,800 00 82,800 00 31,600 00

2,000 00

- 8,780 00 45,358 26 100,000 00

1,909 56

, 1,532 11

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Barracks at Key West, and for other purposes $15,923 90 Barracks, quarters, hpspital, and storehouses '

at Green Bay -j - • - ' -• .- 2,000 00 , Jefferson Barracks, Missouri - - - - 2,287 52 Breakwater, Delaware bay - ^ .-. - , 225,750 00 Breakwater, Hyannis jharbor, Massachusetts - 3,399 90 Breakwater, Merrimack river,- Massachasetts 2,000 00 Breakwater and dike! in' Mill river,. Connec- ' .

ticut - 'I - - ' • - -3,380 00 Light-house, Buffalo harbor, New York" - ,-' 2,500 00 Sea-wall, Deer island,'Boston harbor - ' . 11,890 00 Piers at Oswego,, Nevlr York ' ' - • - 150 69 , Stone pier-head and I mole at, Oswego, New ..

,York - '•,'-= ,• - - - ^ 26,470 00 -Piers at Buffalo, Ne\y York - - - . 9,569 63 Work at Black Rock I harbor, New York • - 2,502 27 s- -Work at Dunkirk harbor. New York . . - . 5,000 00 Pier-head at-Cunningham creek, Ohio - 1,500 00 Repairing-Plymouth jbeach, Massachusetts - 2,500 00 . Deepening the channel at the mouth of Pas­

cagoula river, Mississippi - - » - '2,000 GO ' Deepening the channel through the Pass au

Heron, Alabama j - .-• ' . - -' ' 3,000 00 ' ; Improving the navigation bf the Ohio and

Mississippi rivers !'- . -- , .- - '5,174 03 Improving-the ^navigation of the Ohio and

Mississippi rivers I" from Pittsburg to New ' Orleans - , \ - • .- . - , - 42,700 00.

Improving the navigation of the ^ Qhio, Mis- . • -souri, arid Mississippi rivers' . - . - • 39,100 00 •

Improving the navigation of the Genesee river, ' NewYork | - ' - - . - 16,000 00 ' •:

Improving the navigation of Conneaut creek, :. - , • Ohio - , f - - _' ' - ^ '4,600 00 r

Improving the navig,ktion of Cumbeiiand river^ ' Tennessee . j - — - -. . - 10,000 00:

Improving the navigation of Red river, Lou­isiana and Arkansas - - - -965 00

Improving the navigation of Cape Fear river. North Carolina | - ^ - .. - - ^ 28,800 00 •

Improving the harbors of Newcastle,. Marcus ' • • Hook, Chester, arid Port Penn - - . 5,550 00

Improving the harbpr of Presque Isle, Penn­sylvania. - I - - . - , - 3,000 00 •. -

Improving the harbor of Cleaveland, Ohio - 4,147 50 . Removing obstructions, Kennebeck river. Me. 2,000 00 Removing obstructions, Berwick branch of

Piscataqua river,! Maine ^ - , : . 250 0.0. Removing obstructions, Nantucket harbor,

Massachusetts^ j - , - - - 2,575 00

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404 REPORTS OP T H E [1833.

Removing obstructions. Big Sodas bay. New York

Removing obstructions, Huron river, Ohio -Removing obstructions, Black river, Ohio Removing obstruction's. Grand river, Ohio -Removing obstructions, Ashtabula creek, Ohio Removing obstructions, Oeracock inlet, North

Carolina - - - - . , - -Removing obstructions,.Savannah river, Geo. Removing obstructions, river and harbor, St.

Mark's, Florida - -Surveys and, esti mcates of roads aind canals Cumberlarid road in Ohio, west of Zanesville

' Cumberland road in Indiana ' Cumbeiiand road in Illinois -Repairs of the Cumbeiiand road east of the

river Ohio - \-^ ' y. -' ' Repairs of the Cumberland road ' - > -Road from Mattanawcook to Mars hill, Maine Road from Detroitlo Fort Gratiot - -Road from Detroit to Saginaw bay - : . -Road from Detroit to Chicago • - • Road from Detroit to Grand river Road ,from Laplaisance bay to the Chicago

road - - - . -Road from Fort Smith to Fort Towson i . - Road from Little Rock to the St. Francis

river, Arkansas - -fi . -. Road from Washington to Jackson, Arkansas Road from Pensacola to Tallahassee, Florida. Road from St. Augustine to Tallahassee, Flor; Road from Alachua to Mariana, Florida Opening lhe old King's road in Florida Florida .canal Payment of Georgia militia claims ' -Payment of Misso'uri militia claims i-n 1829 -Paymentof militia claims for services. &c. 1831 Pay of militia and volunteers of llhnois and

other States -Claims of South Carolina - ^ Ransom of captives of the late, war -Relief of officers' and others engaged in the

Seminole war - -^ - - . Relief of a coriipany of rangers^under Gaptain

Bigger - ' , ' • - , -• - ' - ' / Relief of sundry individuals - : ' , - '. Civilization of Indians - i - ^ Pay of Indian,agents Pay of Indian sub;agents - , Presents to.Indians Pay of interpreters and translators -

117,000 00 1,070 00 5,580 60 2,500 00 3,400 00

20,644'38 5,000 00

11,500 00. • 17,916 22 112.274 79 102,080 00 87,500 00

56,000 00 -5,829 58 8,980 80 8,000 00 8.000 00 •7,50Q oo; 1,750 00

,• 500 00 --• 390 85

•. 5,000 00 14,500 00 4,000 00 2.500 00

.- 'no 00 1,1,85 25

73'50 425 23

9,075 68 - 55,200 00

398,500-34 157.259 16

' 40 00

379,' 79

52 50 47,218 03 11,637 66 33,526 95 17,367 90 11.870 74 22,335 02

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Pay of gun and blacksrkiths, and assistants .- $17,615 65-Iron, steel, coal, &c. for gun and blacksmiths'

.shops - ^ - I - , - .. :- 4,871 9.6 Transportation'and distribution of annuities - 8,144 82 Provisions for Indians| at the distribution of

annuities^ - . j - - . . . 14,298 56 -Provisions'for Indians moving west in 1831 - 2,608 92 Houses for agents and blacksmiths' shops - .^ 2,730 00 Effecting treaty with Qherokees - r -_ 18,456 27 Extinguishment of Clierokee claims to lands ' • in^Georgia • ,, - . i ' -- - - 14,233 91 Conducting a deputation of Indians from the /. ' -

head waters of the Missouri to Washington city, and back - | • ' - ' - • - 5,7:50 00

Corn and other provisidns for Seminole Indiaris 2,500 00 Contingencies of Indiari Department - 18,135 51 Indian annuities, and other similar objects, '

per act 4th June, 18:33 - - " - ' •288.-,951 70 Choctaw schools , . - j .. - - / " - - 2,121 08 ' -To provide for an exchange of lands, and the , .

removal of Indians k ^ - - - 291,412 66 Yaccination of Indian itribes - ' , - - 5,692 00 Visits of Indians to the seat of Government - 394 42 Effecting treaty with the Florida Indians ' - 195 OQ , Effecting treaty with Creek Indians- - - ,7,342 94 Compensation to Cherokee emigrants from ' . " "

Georgia -•. -\ ' , -fi fi - -• i0,551 30 Effecting treaty with Pottawatamies - , - N 200 00 /" Wyandot delegation to Washington in 1832 400 00 Cherokee delegation to Washington iri 1832 675 50 Relief of friendly Indians on the northv/estern,, ^

' frontier ' - • , . . i - ., - ' - . •- 3,795 0 0 ' D'eficiency due to Seiieca Indians - -• 2,614 40 Three commissioners!to treat with Indians - 4,000 00 Effecting certain Indian treaties, act 24th

May, 1828 , ' . f _ - : ' - ' -: ' 5,127.85 Effecting certain In'dian treaties, act 25th . >

March, 1830 i , ' - ' ' ' - ^ - 1,932 84 • . ' - • Effecting the treaty o^ Butte des Morts - 249 90 ' , Effecting treaty with jthe Seneca Indians - 1,269 50 Expenses of holding'' certain Indian treaties,'

act 7th April, 1830; , - - - 687 42 " Expensesof holding,certain Indian treaties, ^ - act 9th July,'18321 ' - - - " 20,000 00 , Effecting certain Iridian treaties, act 13th

January, 1831 i- - - - ^ 1,000 00, Effecting certain Indian treaties, act 2d :

March, 1831 |- - - ' - 71,886 25, To effect certain Indian treaties, per acts 2d ^

March, 1831, and jlth June, 1832 - , -> ,57,235 02 Stipulations of certairi treaties for 1831, per • \

actof20th April, 1832- - ' - - 44,756 50

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406 REPORTS OF THE [183S

Stipulations of certain treaties with Creeks, ' Shawnees, ,&c. per act 4th June, 1832 ^ - |101,230 01

Effecting certain Indian treaties, per act 13th July, 1832 - - - - -. 167,080 63

Extinguishment'of Indian titles-to lands in Missouri and Illinois, and other purposes, per act of 14th July, 1832 - -, 56,007

.Annuities .- - « - . - - 5-012 63 50

From iohick deduct tke fiollowing repay­ments: -

Fort Jackson ' - - | 9 6 35 ' Arrearages of Indian Depart- •

ment prior to 1829 - 734 14 Treaty with the Choctaws

and Chickasaws for lands ^ in Mississippi - '. - ,.1,214 ;38

Suppression of Indian aggres­sions on the frontiers of Georgia and Florida

Aiding Creeks in their re-

7,988,499 BB

moval Eifecting' treaty.

Choctaws^ with: ihe,

359 31

'2,808' 34

410 00 5,622'52

-" 7,982,877 03.

: NAVAL E S T A B L I S H M E N T .

Pay and subsistence of the navy •^ - 1,334,053 33 Pay of superintendents, naval construct­

ors, &c. ^ - • ' • , - ' - - • •'• 62,921 23" Provisions - ^ - - - • - ' .369,987 66 ' Medicine's and hospital stores •• ." - -21,317 56 Repairs and improvement of navy yards ' 48,429 09. Navy yard, Portsmouth, N. Hampshire '30,666 00" Navy yard, Boston,-Massacfhusetts - 41^361 2 r Navy yard. New York ,- .. ' '- .. - 52,278 82' Navv yard, Philadelphia - -• - i - ., 8,838 71 Navy yard, Washington City - . -, 19,783-80 Navy yard, Norfolk,"" Virginia - ; - , 76,070 68 Navy yard, Pensacola, Florida - ' - ' , 24^546 Oi •• Timber shed, Portsmouth, N. Hampshire 121 58 Timber sheds, Boston,; Massachusetts - ' . 485-54 Timber sheds, Norfolk, Virginia . ^ • - fi. 6,li66 30 Timber docks, V/ashington, Norfolk, and ^ "

Boston ^ - - , - - . 4,952 37 Wharf at navy yard, Pensaicola - - .25,539 25 Repairing and enlarg-ing wharves .at

Washington and Norfolk . - - - -- 8,772 43 • Repairs of storehouses at Washington,

. and for two building-ways at Norfolk 6,417 40

W^a£i^aim mm^m

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Ordnance and ordnance stores -Gradual increase of the navy Gradual improvement of'the navy Repairs of vessels | - / -Covering and preserving ships in ordiriary Building, equipping, and employing three

schooners - ; | r Rebuilding the frigate Macedonian Navy hospital at Norfojk - • -Furniture for navy hospital at Norfolk -Navy hospital fund i - "- . -Navy pension fund ' | -Agency on the coast of iAfrica, (prohibiting

slave trade), - -j -• - - -Removal and erection of naval monument Survey of Narragansett bay - ' -Arrearage's for surveys; of coasts and har­

bors - ^ - • ' , : - • ••• -Relief of sundry individuals - ' . ^ -Balance due Waters Smith Contingent expenses | ^ $312,938' 07

From iohick deduct the fiol­lowing repayments: -

• Contingent expen- i ' ' ses for 1831 ^ '•$5,il23 87 i , ^ Coritingent expen- i

ses for 1825,.. - -! '6'25--Gontingent expen- 1

ses for 1829 - 4,275 58 Contingent expen- i ;

ses riot enumera- I ted in 1829 •. - 682'54

/:-V 10,088 24

TREASURY.

$11,746 35 11,754 35

475,735 99 560,080 81 8,065 00

17,864 94 8,768 00 27,055 90

- 4,774 25. 7,515 56

160,047 05

1,659 45' 200 00

2,911 17

3,891 50 -4,79573

' , 3,330 61

Pay and subsistence pf the marine corps Clothing for the marine corps - • Medicines and hospital stores for the- ma­

rine corps - , ! -Military stores of the inarine corps Fuel for maiine corps - - -Contingent expenses of the marine corps Marine barracks, at Philadelphia ' -

From whick deduct the fiollowing repay­ments.

Privateer fund -\ - $991 40 Timber shed at Washington 139 55 Repairs of sloops of \yar -- 348 13.

302,849 83 133,336 53 31,623 04

2-,4l7'58 3,112 49

• ' 9,674 45 •, 15,929 .'82

6,000 00

3,957,849 37

1,479 08 3,956,370 29

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408 REPORTS OF THE^^ [1833.

PUBLIC DEBT.

Interest .on the funded debt . - - $772,56150 Redemption of the 4-i- per cent, stock, per

act 24th May, 1824- - ^ . - - 1,739,524 01 Redemption ofthe exchanged 41 per cent. . ' >

stock, per act 26th May"; 1824- r 2,205,956 41, Redemption of the exchanged 5 per cent.

stock, per act 20th April, 1822 . . .56,704 77 Redemption of the 3 per cent, stock - 13,064,723 18 Principal and interest of Treasury notes ' 591 68 Paying certain parts of domestic debt - 247 74

17,840,309 29-

.$34,356,6^98 06

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Registefs Ofiice, December 11, 1833.

T. L. SMITH, Register,

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S T A T E M E N T ofi public lands sold, ments into the Treasury on amount

Land offices.

Marietta Zanesville Steubenville Chillicotlie . -Cincinnati Wooster Piqua &Wapagli-

konetta Bucyrus " -

Total for-State --

Jeff'erson ville -Vincennes Indianapolis Crawfordsville -Fort Wayne La Porte •

Total for State -

State or Territory.

Ohio • do.

-do.' do. -do. do.

do: • do.'

-

Indiana do. '

• do. do. do. do.

ofi cash and scrip received in payment tkerefior, ofi incidental expenses, and pay­of public lands, during the first, second, and third quarters ofi tlie year 1833.

Lands sold,' aftet ded acting • erroneous entries.'

.Gtuantity.

Acres, hdths.

19,430 .50 55,126 05 6,584 80 •

32,812-88 20,226 92 21,925 58

72,380 37 144,198 12

,-372,685 22

40,992 78 48,520 50

112,628 80 91,668 93 38,398 72 6,076 47

338,286 20

Purchase ^ money .__•-_

Dolls. Cts.

24,288 12 69,405 38 8,230 99

41,19'0. 89 25,279 14 27,420 89

90,986 05 179,654 36

466,455 82

51,241 36 60,655 84

143,289 90 114,586 15 48,002 95 7,595 59

425,371 79

Amount re-• ceived in .

cash.

Dolls. Cts. ^

23,991 99' 15,493 55 6,779 05

,11,184 00 20,430 73 26,292 39

58,205 72 1 165,386 68

327,764 11

35,882 24 56,956 10 63,654 21

• 96,778 14 44,791 05 7,395 59

1 305,457 33

Am't received in scrip.

Forfeited -4and-scrip.-

Dolls. Cts.

196 13 . 3,120 76

453 19 445 71

- 3,561 41 - 578 50

964 50 3,433 10

>

12,753 30^

3,529 52 .3^099 74

160 00 79 07 16 00

200 00

7,084 33

• Military -land-scrip-. -

Dolls. Cts.

IOOOO. 50,791 07

998 75 29,561 18

1,287 00 550 00

31,815 83 10,834 58.

125,938 41

11,829 60 600 00

79,475 69 17,728 94 3,195 90

112,830 13,

Aggregate receipts.

Dolls. Cts:

24,288 12 69,405 38 8,230 99

41,190 89 - 25,279 14

27,425 89

90,986 05 179 ,-654'36

466,455 82

51,241 36 60,655 84

143,289 90 114,586,15 48,002 95 7,595 59

425,371 79

Amcunt of incidental ex '

penses.

Dolls. Cts:

1,378 35 2-, 497 62

97196 1,702 20 2,453 33

-1,476 48

2,890 20 .5,047 91

18,418 05

1,817 81 2,294 65 4,219 28 4,826 63

•2,103 62. 323 59

j 15,584 58

Amount paid into the Trea­sury f rom 1st _ Jan. to 30th

- -Sept-.-18-3-37--

Dolls. Cts.

25,353 38 9,738 70 7,323 62 '

. 9,400 00 ,17,976 39 .23,907 87

81,201 00 160,353 79

335,253 75

34,124 33 60,.524 39 62,890.00 78,005 16

^ 30,247 74 5,025 00

270,816 62

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Land ofli;c3§."

Shawneetown -Kaskaskia Edwardsville -Vandalia Palestine ' - ' Springfield iDanvilie Ciluincy - . -

Total for State -

St. Louis • . / -.Fayette ' -Palmyra - -Jackson -Lexington

Total for State .-

State or Territory.

Illinois do. do. d o . • -•

do. do.i' do. do. -.

Missouri do. do. do. - -

- do. -

St. Stephen's - Alabama. -Cahaba • - - do. Huntsville - do.

Lands sold, after deducting erroneous entries..

Gtuantity.-

Acres, hdths. ,

20,902 73 .20,659 53 63,816.88 10,563 86^ 15,948 63 88,062 75

• 14,899 56 -• .11,782 47

'246,636 41

, ^29,308 73 34,273 60

• .39,862 05 >-.: 14,387 85

29,034 60

•146,866 83'

28,348 98 99,612 89' 27,215 10

Purchase money.

Dolts. Cts.

26,016 38 -25,824 30 79,771 43. 14,454" 82

-19,935 77 110,078 20

. 18,614 45 14,728 10

309,423 45

36,636 13 '42,841 95 49,835 78

• 17,'984 73 • 36,337 56

183,636 15

35,448 51 125,984 60

34,229 53

Amount.re­ceived in •

cash. r

Dolls. Cts.

24,204 39 25,570 30 72,251 98 •

• 14,054 82 19,935 77 95,576 13 15,664 45 13,964 67

281,222 51

. 36,636 13 .42,742 75

. 49,835 78 17,984-73 36,337 56

183,536 95

34,104 93 -122,625 10

23,909 46

Am't received in scrip.

Forfeited land scrip:

Dolls. Cts:

1,761 99 254 00

. ^ 419 AD

'2,435 44

99 20

99 20

*i;343,58 3,359 50

10,320 06

Military.^ land scrip.

Doits. Cts.

- ^50 00

• 7,100 00 400 00

' 14', 502 07 2,950 00 ' ,763 43

25,765 50

- • -

• . . - .

Aggregate receipts.

Dolls. Cis.

26,016 38-'^5,824 30 79,771 43

' • 14,454 82 19,>935 77

110,078 20 18,614 45 14,728 10

'. '309,423 45

. 36,636 13 42,841 .95 .49,8.55 78 T7,9.84 73 36,337 56

183,636.15

35,448 51 125,984 60 34,229 53

Amount of incidental ex­

penses'.

Dolls. Cts.

1,421 52 1,329 82 2,569 .38

• 1,096 89 2,054 93 3,511 88 1,234 76 1,232-93

14,452 11

1,449 .69 - 2,,096 50

1,764 45 1,353 55 2,267 09

8,931 28

1,674 86 3,902 77 1,665 S3

Amount paid into the Trea­sury from 1st Jan." to 30ih

Sept. 1833. ,

Dolls. Cts.

21,363 00 20,231 89 72,724 65 9,171 77

19,592 92 96,021 80 12,600 60 18,19182

269,898 45-

33,292 62 58,900 93 40,162-20 19,500 00 56,568 OQ

208,423 75

51,113 63 127,948 92 31,483 40

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Tuscaloosa Sparta DernopoTis

, Total for State -

Washington Augusta : Mount Salus -Columbus, N.E, • district - . -

TotalYor State -

j^^ew'Orleans Opelousas Ouachita Gt.-Helena-

Total for State

Detroit White Pigeon

Prairie -Monroe •

Totalfor Terri'ry!

Batesville Little Rock Washington

do. do. do.

Mississippi do.

•"^Tlo:"

•do .

Louisiana do. do. do..

Michigan

• do. do.

Arkansas do. do.

35,.505 25 1 3,991 22

- 24,^39 25

219,212 69'

22,013' 57 • 2,4'84 13

r;^28o;506"69'

• 10,720^77.

315,725 16

11,468 10 47,809 .10

• 2,706 15

. 61,98.3 35

124,888 26

65,687 91 • , 125,505 72

316,081,89

8,743 26 4,645 86

1 3,396 03

44,396 05 1 4,989 01 30,674 06

275,722 36

27,516 65 "3,055 29

"~3507869'66l

13,399 81

394,84141 ;

14,335 11 59,769 B4 3,382 69

.77,487 64

j 156,110 39

82,109 85 156,881 79

395,102 03

10,929 07 5,869 63 4,245 02

44,396 65 4,989 01

' 30,408 36

260,433 51

- "26,193 OS 3,055,29

"~35"073'92T6l

• 13,399'8/•

393,040 34

14,147 24 59,769 84

' 3,382 69

. 77,299 11

155,834 69

82,109 85 1 156,881 79

,394,826 33

10,929 07 5,869 63

1 4,215 02

265 70

15,288 84

1,323 57

477-50-

1,801 07

187 87

187 87

275 70

275 70

-

- -

• • "

i,'

-

-

; ; - ;

-

44,396 65 1 4,989 01

. 30,674 06

275,722 36

27,516 65 3,055 29

"~35P7869~66]

13,399 81

394,841 41

14,335 11 59,769 84

--• 3,382 69

77,487 64

. 156,1.10 39

82,109.'85 156,881 79

'395,102 03

10,929 07 . 5,869 63 4,245 02

2,000 91 1 • 878 27 1,451 7>

11,573 93

. 1,224 03 811 97 1

^"'"37376~28'

' 383 99

5,796 27

251 25 1,059 37 2,494 46 731 49

^ 4,536 57

4,048 26

2,719 11 - 4,173 li

10,940 48

781 90' 1,314-30

1 948 33-

60,500 00 4,182 13 23,568 61

301,796 69

•20,200 00

- "345-298-66

365,498 66

8,100 00 63,234 00 3,770 69

75,104 69

151,805 67

'68,996 94 146,800 00

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367 602 61

8,284.27 : 2,460 00

5,370 00

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iN3

Land offic.es.

Fayetteville

Total for Terri'ry

Tallahassee St. A'ugustirie - '

Total for Terri'ry

Grand total -

State . or Territory.

Arkansas ?

.Flori la - -. do. - -

Lands sold, after deducting erroneous entries.

Gluantity. -

Acres, lidth-s

,44 15

16,829 30.

S,333 33

^-8,333 33

2.042,640 38

• -

Purchase ^money.

Dolls. Cts.

55 18

21,098 9®

10,416 65

-10,416 65

2,559,556 20

Amount re­ceived in

cash..

' Dolls. Cts. ' •

• 55. 18

21,098 90

10,416 65

' 10,416 65

2,255-,096 40

Am't received in scrip.

Forfeited land scrip.

Dolls. Cts.

- -

-

, - . •

-

•39,925 76

Military land scrip.

Dolls. Cts.

- '

. -. ,;

^

-"

264,534 04

Aggregate receipts. •

Dolls. Cts.

55.18

21,098 90

10,416 65^

10,416 65 .

2,559,556 20

Amount of incidental ex­

penses.

Dolls. Cts.

• 53 38 .

3,097 91

' 964 31

964 31

94,296 49

Amount paid intothe Trea-

„ sury from 1st Jan. to 30th

Sept. 1833.

Dolls. Cts.

-'

16,114 27

9,.360 27 87 59

9,447 86

2,219,957 35

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SECRETARY OF T H E TREASURY, 413

. ! - • - - ' H . ' . •

' - " ' S T A T E M E N T ofifiioneys received into the Treasury, firom all sources

other than custonis and public lands, firom 1st Januai-y to 3Q'ih Sep­tember, 1833. j ^

i ' • . .

From dividends on stbck in the Bank of the United ^ 'States - ~ I -• - -. - ^ ' - . „ $474,98.5 00

Sales of stock iin the Bank of the United . States - I - ' • - - • - - ' . 91,000 00

Third instalment for claims under the con- . vention wili Denmark of 28th March,

• 1830 - I - - - ' - - 221,315 IT Arrears of internal revenue - - $1,016 16 i -Fees on letters patent - " .- - 13,230 00 Cents coined qit the Mint - <- - 20,107 64^ Fines, penalties, and forfeitures - . - . . 140 56' Surpkis emoluments of officers ofthe cus­

toms - -i - -' Persons unknown, stated to be due to the

United States - -Moneys oJDtailned, from the Treasury on

forged documents Moneys previously advanced on account of

the fifth census of the United States Balances of acivances made in the War De­

partment, r|epaid under the third section .of the act of, 1st May,'1820. -

TREASURY DRPIA-RTMENT, Registers Ofiice, December 11, 1833.

I / . . ' T . h . SmiTR, Register,

33,243 90

232 00

^ ' 1,158 33-

. 8,201 79

. 14,640 28

'

91,970 6&

$879,270 83

:, I ' • • • . 1 . . • • ' • - ••

S T A T E M E N T ofi tkt expenditures ofi the United States firom tke 1st January io tke 30ik September, 1833.

1 " • •• ' . • "

CIVIL, MISCELLANEOUS, AND FOREIGN INTERCOURSE.

Legislature ' - • . i - - • - ' -•$335,137 24 Executive Departments - - - 5,06,010 22 Officers of the Mint - - - - .'7,425 00 Surveyors and their clerks - - ^ 22,086 78 Commissioner of Public Buildings - - 1,500 00

.Governments in the Territories of the United States - i - ' - . ; . 41,920 13

Judiciary - i - - - - 286.551 35 I : -1,200,630 72

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414 REPORTS OF 'THE

Payment of sundry pensions granted by the late and present ^Governments

Mint establishment -Extending the Mint establishment, -Unclaimed merchandise - " Light-house establishment - - . Building, light-houses, &c. - - -Surveys of public lands / -Survey of the Choctaw cession in Mississippi

and Alabama ^ ' - . Registers and receivers of land offices Preservation ofthe public archives in Florida-Boundary line between Alabama and Florida Roads withi;! the State of Ohio (3 per cent.

fund)' -' - , Roads and canals within the -State of Indiana

(3 per cent, fund) - - _ • i-Roads and canals within the State of Missouri

(3 per cent, fund) - - - . Public .buildings in Washington, &c. Purchase of the rights of the Washington

Bridge Company, "and for the erection of a . public bridge on the site thereof -

To improve the Potomac river between George­town and Alexandria, &c.

Purchase of the rights of the Washington, Canal Company - - - -. . -

Aqueduct across the Potomac near George­town -' " - - - - -

Penitentiary forthe District of Columbia Subscription to the stock of the Chesapeake

and Ohio Canal Company Marine hospital establishment ,- ' Revolutionary claims, per act 15th ?Iay, 1828' Liquidating and paying certain clairas of the

State of Virginia, under the third section of theact 5th July, 1832 ' - - -,

Sundry judgments against the former marshal for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, and for the relief of J. and'W., Lippincott'& Co.

Compilation of documents, per act 2d. March, 1831 ^ - - - .' -

Consular receipts^ - - - -Building custom-houses and warehouses Relief of sundry individuals^ - -Survey ofthe coast of the United States Furniture of the President's house Road from Line creek to Chattahoochie Duties refunded, per act 2d March, 1833 Miscellaneous expenses - -

Salaries of ministers of the United States

$1,217 93 30,084 22 11,000 00 , 157 07

227,619 34 20,790 06 58,075 00

25,000 OO' 2,346 48 875 00

. 200 00

-13,998 88

• 19,903 07

16,145 45 155,176 03

10,000 00

100,000 00

KG,0OO 00

10,000 00 15,000.00

295.000 00 47:495 51 182,147 99

256,009 58

,450 30

50,000 00 614 52

246,111 70 131.888 66 14,250 00 20,000 00 2,000 00

667,160 87 • 4,5,766 34

38,779 57 2,826,484 00

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, Salaries of charges d,es affiiires of the United "States - . r ,- - - $54,735 00 ^ •

Salaries of the secretaries of legation - 7,396 61 Outfits of the ministers to Great Britain, . . .,

Prance, and Russia - , - - -4,500 00 Outfits of charges des. affaires ,' - ' - 13,50000 Salary ofthe drogolman, and for contingen- ^ / ,

cies of the legation to Turkey - - 6,500 00 Contingent'expenses of missions abroad - ^ 20,721 35 • Diplomatic services of G. W. Slocum, consul . :

at Buenos Ayres I- - , - - .4,870 0 0 , , Outfit, &c., of John! R. Clay, acting charge ^ '

des afaires at Sf. Petersburg 1 , . 7^200 ,00 Diplomatic services 'of Michael Hogan at Chili 18-,112 50 ' V Arrearages on' account- of the iservices of

George W. Irving, as charge d'affaires at London '- . j - . , - •' ' - - • 1,833 ...85 .

Contingent expenses of foreign intercourse - 10,000 00 ' • Expense of an agent to Havana to procure ,

archives of FlorMa - - - 2,000 00 Indemnification to [George W. Storer, United

States navy I - . - . - . - . 500 00. Indemnification to,' Captain Turner, United : . . , . '

States navy j - - ' -, - - •„ 1,182 78 Indemnification to Sweden •- . - - "5,666 6i. . George F. Brown, consular agent at Algiers,

for his services - - - . - 3,366 00 Relief and protection of American seamen ' - 20,336 5,8 Salaries of agents at London and Paris -• 4.000 00 Intercourse with the Barbary powers .- 12,649 47 Expenses; of the commission under the con­

vention with Denmark - - ' 6,700 86 Expenses of the commission^ under the con­

vention with the King of the French - 14,766 68 Eixpenses of the commission ^under the con-' . .

vention with thb King of the Two Sicilies 500 CO •• - -• Payment of claims under the 9th article of the

treaty with Spain - - • - ' -- - 3,087.50 Awards under the! 1st article of the treaty of , ' '

• Ghent - \ j - - ' - - 281 7^ Awards under the convention with Denmark 661,160. 95

924,348 > 72

MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT.. •

Pay and subsistence - - >. - 967,180 34 Sub^sistence - J - ' - - - . 258,000 52 (Quartermaster's Department - . - - 93,225 84 Transportation cjf officers' baggage - - 50,033 58 Transportation of the army - - - 169,318 87 Forage ~ - , - • ' , , . ' . 30,958 50 -Purchasing Department - , - - 204,380 72

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Clothing for officers' servants - -Bounties and premiums - - -Gratuities - - -' - ; -Expenses of recruiting ^ , - ' -Medical or hospital department Arrearages of medical or hospital departriient Contingencies .of the army -Arrearages prior to July, 1815 Invalid and half-pay pensions Pensions to widows and orphans - ' -Revolutionarypensions Military Academy at West Point -National armories - -' ' -Armoiy at Spnngfield., . - ^ ' -Armory at Harper's Ferry . - , - Arsenals - ^ -Arsenal in Florida - - -Arsenal at Watervliet, New York, purchase of

forty-five acres of land -r - ' -Arming and equipping militia -Accoutrements and swords - - • Ordnance - -Armament bf fortifications - -Repairs and contingencies of fortifications -Fort Adams - . ' - - . ' /^ Fort Calhoun ' - . . - ' - .-Port Columbus • -Fort'Delaware - - •'"••-' . Fort Jackson \ / - - • - - -Fort Macon - - - , - ' Fort Monroe - - - - . " -Fort on Throg's neck' - -Fort on Oak islan^d - - ' - . . . -Fort on Cockspur islaiid •-Fort on Mobile point ; " - - • Fbrt on Foster's bank, Pensacola -, Preservation of Castle island, and repairs of

Fort Independence - - -Repairs of Fort Marion, and sea-wall at St.

Augustine - - -Fortifications at Charleston - - - , Fortifications at Pensacola - - -Purchase of ground at Fort Trumbull Purchase of land at Fort. Gratiot - , . -Wharf and site at Fort Preble . - -Wharf at Fort Independence^ Wharf at Fort McHenry ' - - -' Wharf at Fprt Washington - - / -Barracks at Fort Crawford - -Barracks at Fort Howard -Barracks at Fort Severn - • -Barracks and hospital' at Baton Rouge .'

i • .[1

$16,615 83 " -7j391 94 146 50

,15,694 24 25,888 87

3,<m) (10 8,951 39 3,270 98

289,129 36 6.276 35 . , „

787,376 88 • 17,862 00 296,570 -65 • 21,000 00 ; -11;100 00 88,677 95 .15,000 00

9,000 00 164,794.08 2,ciO0 50-

49,461 2r , 9i,237 93 •4,575 85

130,426 41 5.5,000 00. 27;ono 00

, 30,000 00 . 3,266 29 5,301 80 -

48,5)10 00 3,000 00

- 9,990.00 ' -52,6.00 00 29,998 00 '• 7,000 00

37,000 00..

7,000 00. 101,621 15 126,350 50

400 00 -1,600 m 200 00

1,500 00 , 90 40

^ 1,500 00 .7,988 00 10,000 00

300 00 ; 2,000 00

L833. 1

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Barracks at Key West, and other purposes -Storehouse and stable at Pittsburg - -Purchase of one square acre of land at Pitts­

burg - I - - - . Breakwater in Dellaware bay -Breakwater in Hyannis harbor - -Breakwater and dike in Mill river Sea-wall, Deer island, Boston harbor Pier and mole at Oswego Piers at Buffalo -The work at Black Rock harbor The work at Dunkirk Piers in Kennebeck river - -Pier head in Cunningham creek Piers in Laplaisance bay Preservation of Provincetown harbor .-Repairing Plymouth beach - - -Improving the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi

rivers " " "* " Improving the Genesee river r Improving the Cumberland river Improving the Caipe Fear river -Improving the R^d river -Improving the Arkansas river - -Improving the Cc^nneaut creek - -Improving the Ochlochney river Improving the CHoctawhatchie river -Improving the harbors of Newcastle, Marcus

Hook, Chester, and Port.Penn Improving the harbor of Presque Isle Improving the harbor of Cleaveland - -[ Improving the harbor of Chicago Removing obstructions, Kennebec river Removing obstructions. Big Sodus bay Removing obstructions, Huron river Removins" obstructions, Black river

Grand river Removing obstructions, Removing obstrucftions, Ashtabula creek Removing obstructions, Oeracock inlet Removing obstructions, Appalachicola river -Removing obstructions, Escambia river Removing obstructions, fiver and harbor of • St. Mark's - j • - - - . ^ Survey of White and St. Francis rivers Purchase of instruments to adjust the northern ,

boundary of Ohio - - -Surveys and estimates of roads and canals Cumberland, in Ohio, west of Zanesville Cumberland, in Indiana -Cumberland, in Illinois Repairs of the Cumberland road east of the

Ohio

$5,805 95 3,550 00

3,500 GO 301,058 02 9,525 10 1,110 43

29,000 00 ' 6,438 00 19,377 57 2,600 00 5,200 00 1,700 00 500.00

.8,123 07 4,456 23 600 00'

40,350 00 4,O0O 00 12,000 00 14,807 00 21,663 00 14,318 36 2,535 52 5,000 00 2,500 00

7,500 00 7„50O 00 2,473 89 17,360 00

263 91 14,000 Oo

39 49 4,500 00

68 51 135 02

11,500 00 5,000 00 .150 00

5,430 00 500 OO

6,110 00 27,829 88 74,728 -17 61.200 00 40.000 00

VOL. HI.—27 180,000 00

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418 ^ REPORTS OF T H E [1833.'

Repairs ofthe Cumberland road in Yirginia -Lucius W. Stockton, for repairing Cumberland

road - - -, - -Road from Mattanawcook to Mars hill Road from Detroit to Fort Gratiot Road from Detroit to Saginaw bay -Road from Detroit to Cbicago Road from Detroit to Grai.d river Road from Laplaisance bay to the Chicago

road - - .. Road from Fort Howard to Fort Crawford -Road from Little Rock to the St. Francis river Road from Washington to Jackson -Road from Line creek to Chattahoochie Balance due commissioners for surveying road

from Laplaisance bay to the Chicago' road Survey of canal routes in Florida Payment of militia claims for services in,1831 Pay of militia and volunteers of llhnois and

other States - - . Pay and subsistence of mounted rangers ' -Subsistence of mihtia to suppress Indian hosr-

tihties - - -Milliard, Gray, & Co. balance due for printing

Infantry Tactics - - .-Relief of sundry individuals - -, -Civilization of Indians Pay of Indian agents, &c. - • -Pay of sub-agents Pay of interpreters and translators - ' -Pay of gun and blacksmiths, and assistants -Presents to Indians - . Iron, steel, coal, &c. for smiths' shops Transportation and distribution of annuities -Provisions for. Indians at the distribution of

annuities' -Houses for agents and blacksmith shops Corn (tnd other provisions for Seminoles Effecting treatv with Cherokees, act 24th

May, 1828; ' " - ' • . ^ - ' - 4,217 54 Effectingtreaty of Butte des Moi-ts, act 20th

May, 1830 - - ' - - 894 60 iEffecting treaty Avith Winnebagoes, act 25th

March, 1830 -. - \ - - 768 40 Indian annuities and other similar objects, act . 20th February, 1833, and previous - 343,459 18

Arrearages in the Indian Department ' - 694 97 Oherokee schools, under treaty 27th February,

1819 - - - - - 42,490 00 Medals for Indian chiefs - - - 1,476 87 Vaccination of Indian tribes - - - 721 50

.130,000 OO

38 42 17,832' 42 15,000 00 4,000 00 7,431 82 11,7.50 OO

8,480 66 3i277 00 15,000 00 1,906 38-500 OO

'340 21 • 2,959 74

32 00

438,560 33 108,984 89

55,163 20

410 59 13.443 36 7,302, 94 19,995 00 11,309 45 12,201 OO-9,327 50 9,811 06 4,676 81 6,624 77

9.377 35 1,237 50 1,000 00

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Effecting treaty withl Greek Indians, act 22d May, 1826 |-

Three commissioners to treat with Indians -Extinguishment of | titles of Delawares to

reservations in Ohio - -Provisions for Q,uap'aws - - -Relief of friendly Indians on northwestern

frontier " r " ' " Improvements abandoned by Cherokees of

Arkansas - - - - -To effect certain treaties with .Delawares,

Choctaws, &c. actj 2d March, 183L &c. ,-Claims of Cherokees| for improvements aban­

doned, under treaty and convention Stipulations of treaties, wi; h Creeks, Shawnees,

&c. act 4th June,|l832^ -To eff'ect certain Indian.treaties, and for other

purposes, acf 2d IVIarch, 1833 -Unsatisfied claims of J. W. Flowers and others Extinguishment of Indian titles in Missouri

and lUinois .- -Procuring assent of |Menomonies to treaty Legatees of Alexiinder McKnight Revolutionary pensions, per act 7th June,

1832 Relief of officers arid others engaged in the

Seminole war Relief of officers, &c. of Fort Delaware Reo-iment of mounted drao^oons

From which deduct tke fiollowing repay ments: I . .

Fort-Rigolets and Chef Menteur - $14 17 Battery at Bienvenue - ' - 89 10 Storehouse at Baton Rouge - 300 30 Road irbni St. Augustine to Talla-

$.572' 45 15,000 00

r ' 307 84 1,000 00

883 55.

. '21,287 11

31,923 80 ,

. '4,565 00.

123,135 00

1,097,113 80 . 1,072 50

' '" 1,391 71 2,949 50 ' .5,566 84

2,066,984^24

20 00 800 16

94,491 '45

10,056,425 96

of Indian Depart-

to lands in

hassee Contingencies

ment - -Cherokee claims

Georgia Exchange of lands and removal

of Indians Aiding Creeks in their removal -Annuities Certain treaties, act 13th January,

1831, for 1830 ' Certaia treaties, act 2d March,

1831, for 1830 '

34 28

100,650 35

2,088 58

38 70 1,500 00

268 55

567 51

525 13 106,076 67 9,950,349 29

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NAVAL ESTABLISHMENT.

Pay and subsistence of th^ navy . $1,114,143 30. Pay of superintendents, naval constructors, &c. 41,499, 92 Provisions - , - - -- - 295,452 30 Medicines and hospital stores - - 28,813 24 Navy yard, Portsmouth - - > - 20,907 49 Navy yard, Boston -• - ..- - 49,469 63 Navy yard. New York - - - 53,419 47. Navy yard, Philadelphia - - - ' 5,124 29 Navy yard, Washington - - . - 24,248 00^ Navy yard, Norfolk - - . - • •- 110,077 45 Navy yard, Pensacola - ^ , - . - 27,976 64 Wharf at navy yard. Pensacola , - - 166 18 Ordnance and ordnance stores -. - 17,701 99 Gradual increase of the navy. . . . 1,55924 Gradual improvement of the navy - - 208,366 72 Repairs of vessels - - - - 531,120 40 Building, equipping,, and employing three

schooners • - . - - - ' 473 68 Timber to rebuild the Java and Cyane - 4,167 97 Rebuilding the frigate Macedonian - , - . 51.066 .08 Iron tanks - -, - ' - - 24,417 78 ?Navy hospital at Norfolk - - ^ 3,944 10 Furniture for the navy liospital at Norfolk - 1,825 75 Navy asylum at Philadelphia - - 22,000 00 Furniture for the navy asyluni at Phila­

delphia - - - . . . . 4^856 2.5 Navy hospital at Charlestown - - 20,104 63 Navy hospital at Brooklyn - . - 10,362 31 Agency on the coast of Africa - - 1,500 00 Purchase of a bridge at Norfolk - - 16,000 00 Survey of Narragansett bay - , • ^ - 1,241 31 Board of officers for revising rules, (fcc. - ' 2,012 56 Captors of x\ Ige rine vessels - - - 20 85 Relief of sundry individuals ' •• - 6,795 73 Contingencies and arrearages of contin­

gencies - - ... . . 239,862 48 Pay and subsistence, extra emoluments,

and allowances, marine corps - - 119,390 02 Clothing for marine corps - - - 24,818 24 Medicines, (fee. for marine corps - - 2,021 16 Military stores for marine corps - - 191 52 Fuel for marine corps - - - 7,515 96 Contingent expenses for marine corps . - 14,054 52 Barracks at Philadelphia for marine corps - 3,000 00

jProm v)kich deduct ihe fiollowing repay­ments :'

Repairs, &c. pf navy yards - $1,697 02 Covering ships in ordinary - 423 00

3,111,689 16

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Building 10 sloops ofi Timber docks Timber shed, Portsmbuth Naivy hospital fund -Navy pension fund Privateer pension fund

SECRETARY OF T H E TREASURY.

war $44 66 1,00

511 61 15,333 34 17,373 59

253 55 35,637 77

421

.3,076,051 39

i P U B L I C D E B T . I -

Interest on the funded debt - , Redemption exchanged "4^-per cent, stock

•of 26th May, 1824 i -* Redemption exchanged 5 per cent, stock

. of 1821 - I ' - • . ; - • • Paying certain parts, of domestic debt Reimburseraent of Treasury notes

251,861 06

16,382, 20

1,301 43 •50 81

929 13 270,524 63

$18,248,388 15

T R E A S U R Y D E P | A R T M E N T , ^ •

Register's Office. December 11, 1833. T. L. SMITH,' Register,

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E S T I M A T E ofi tkefiimded and unfiimded debt ofi the United States as it will exist on tke 1st January, 1834. l>3

Stocks. .

FuDded debt—five per cent, stock - - . • - . Unfunded debt—registered debt, being claims for services and sup­

plies duringthe revolutionary war - / - • - -Treasury notes i&sued duringthe late war - - - -

-Mississippi stock - • -

Date of the acts con­stituting the stocks.

March 3, 1821

July ' ' 9, 1798 ' "February 2.4,1815 March 3, 1815

When redeemable.

After Isi Jnn., 1835

On presentation Do. Do. .

Amount.

S 27,476 70, 6,025 00 4,320 09

r

. S 4,722,260 29

37,831 79

' 4,760-,082 08

Amount of the debt, per statement K, which accompanied the Secretary's report of the 5th December, 1832 - -Deduct payments in 1833, subsequently to the date of said report,, and tlie amount paid and to,be paid during the present year, On account of the residue of the exchanged four and a half per cent, stock issued under the act of 26i;h May, 1834 -In the purchase (5f five per cent, stock of 1821 -, - - - - - ' - - . . . " ," On account of the unfunded debt, viz: , -The register<?d debt, amount redeemed in 1833, subsequently to the date ofthe report, in money, and by

the issue of three per cent., stock - - - - - - - -Amount on same account in 1833 - - - - - - / -

^7,001,698-83' viz: • $2,227,363 98

13,030 01

On account of Treasury notes: In December, 1832 - -In 1833

S74 05 50 81

591 00 500 00

125 76

1,091 00 1,216 76

"As above

2,241,616 75

^4,760,082 08

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Register's Offce Decemher 11, 1833.

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[STATEMENT

AMOUNT UNAPPLIED FOR ON THE 1ST OF OCTOBER, 1833,

OF

M O N E Y S P R E V I O U S L Y A D V A N C E D FOR T H E P A Y M E N T OF T H E PTIBLIC D E B T ,

EPIOWING, ALSO,

THE DATE OF THE ADVANCES. ,

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S T A T E M E N T ofi tke amount unapplied fior on tke 1st ofi October, 1833, ofi moneys previously advanced fior tke pay-ment ofi tke public debt skewing also tke date ofi tke advances'.

Ofiioe where payable.

Portsmouth - - -'

Boston - -" - .

Providence, R. I.

Hanford - - -

iNew York - . -

Denomination of stock, .

3 per cent. - .- -i

3 per cent. . - - ' -Exchanged ih per cent.' of 1824

3 per cent. - -

3 per cent. - . -

3 per cent. - - - ' . -7 per cent. -. . -6 per cent, of 181.3, 7 | millions Do. 16 millions loan 6 per cent. ofl814 - - -6 percent, of 1815 - . - -4^ per cent, of 1825 - . -4iper cent, of 1834 -5 per cent, of 1830 -

Am

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una

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the

1st

Oct

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, 18

33.

S3,608 55

1,317 39 4,100 OQ

^ 5,417 39

1,362 03

2,818.69

76,524 28 12,228 59

. 3,058 30 5,525 00

615 84 17,224 92

220 86 1,310 33 1,000 00

117,708 11

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Trenton

Philadelphia

Baltimore

Richmond

Fayetteville

Charleston

Savannah

Washington

3 per cent. - - -

3 per cent. -•"6 per cent, of 1-813, Ih millions-Do. 16 millions loan 6 per cent, of 1814, 6 millions Do. 10 millions -'6 per cent, of 1815 -4^ per cent. -

3 'per cent. -4iper cent, of 18.25

3 per cent. -Navy 6 per cent.

3 per cent. -

3 per cent. -6 per cent., of 1813 4|per cent, of 1834

3 per cent. -

3 per cent. -6 per cent, of 1813 6 per cent, of 1814

, 1,184 98

155,025 67 3,063 25

244,.528 14 26,21)4 74 48,071 57

857 24 87,598 05

565,438 66

54-3~87' 116 77

660 64

6,798 10 400 00

,7,198 10

2,346 47

6,839 71 5 98

,1,000 00

7,845 69

1,264 96

52,807 7 : 1,200 0 2,250 0}

56,257 72

S4C0 00

400 00

3,063 25 ^ 387 13

12,228 59 6,121 55 387 13

244,141 01

98

26,294 74

1,200 00

250,871 99

2,250 00

29,160 58

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STATEMENT L—Continued.

Office where payable.

Portsmouth - . -Boston - -

Providence, R. I. Hartford NewYork - - , -

,

Trenton -Philadelphia - , -

Baltimore - -

Richmond - „ ' _

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Denomination of stock..

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908 02 1,879 13

51,016 19

- 789 99 103,350 45

362 58

4,.532 07

1,564 90

SI,202 85, 439 13

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3 per cent. - - - -6 per cent..of 1813 -4 | per cent, of ,1824 - i 3 per cent. - .• " - - • -3 per cent. -. _ , ^ _ 6 per cent, of 1813 -6 per cent, of 1814.-

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337 63

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11,310 32

4,559 81

843 31 35,205 15

3,279 90

1,000 00 421 65

17,603 57

208,295 56 184,792 23 i

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Portsmouth - - - ' - - - - . - ^ • -"Boston Providence -. " - x - -. - - " - - -Hartford - • - • . . - . , - - - • -New York " - - - - - - " -" Trenton - - - - - , Philadelphia - - -' . - , . _ . _ Baltimore - - -/ - - - - o . -Richmond - -" - - - - . -Fayetteville - - . . - -Charleston . - - ^ - - - - . - ' -Savannah - - - . - - • . -. • " Wa.shington - - - - - ". , - ' , - , -

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$3,608 55 5,417 39 1,362 02 2.818 69

117,708 ill 1,184.98

565,438 66 / 6no 64 7,198 10 2,346 47 7,845 69 1,264 96

56,257 72

773,111 98

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#400 00 12,228 59 6,121 55

-, - 387 13 • . 250,871 99

29,160 58 48,071 57

•18,082 16 • 337 63

3,053 67 - '11,310 32

208,295 56 184,793 23

773,111 98

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.•January, ' 1817. December, .1824. June, • 1826. June, 1827. June, 1828. December, 1828. June, 1829. June, 1830. June, 1831.

'December, 1831. March, 1832. September, 1832. December, 1833.

* Payable in 1806, when the funds were placed in the old Branch Bank United States at Richmond, and subsequently transferred to the present branch.

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• EEPORT FROM T H E GENERAL LAND OFFICE. . .

GENERAL LAND OFFICE, , November 30, 1833.

S IR : 1 have the honor of submitting to your examination-, and for the ' consideration ofthe Government,, a report of the operations of this office' during the pastyear; thepresent condiiion of the same, with its arrears of business, and the necessary action of Congress, to enable it to discharge its various duties wiih more promptness, and with that justice which is due to the parties interested, and to the public service. '

The annexed dpcument, marked A, shows the periods to wlaich the quar­terly accounts of the receivers hciive been rendered to this office, as also the monthly abstrcacts of sales and receipts, and the admitted balances remain­ing in the hands ofthe receivers at the respective dates of their last returns. With few exceptions, the land officers have been very prompt in transmit­ting to-this office their monthly and quarterly statements, as required by , law find the regulations ofthe department.

The accompcanying statement, .marked B, exhibits for the 3 ear 1832, and the first three quarters of 1833, the amount of public lands sold in the respective States and Territories; the several amounts received in cash, in forfeited land stock, in military bounty land scrip, and .the total aimount of purchcase money, with the amount paid into the Treasury. ' From which statement, it will appear that the sales of the ifirst three quarters of'1833 have exceeded those of the corresponding quarters of 1832, 532,838 acres; 655,080 dollars of purchase money ; and of amount paid into the Treasury, the sum of 609,838 dollars. This excess can be accounted for. in the in­creasing disposition for emigration which pervades the Atlantic States and many portions of Europe, and in the persevering industry^and enter­prise of our western and southwestern population. . It is not improbable-that the sales fbr the present year will amount to three millions of acres, and the money paid into the pub'lic Treasury exceed three millions of dollars. In raany ofthe districts, the largest sales frequently occur in the last quarter of the year.

I have caused to be prepared the tabular statement, marked C, which presents, at one view, the sales of the public lands, under the cash system, from its commencement, on the 1st of July, 1820, to the end ofthe y^ar 1832, It exhibits the quantity sold at the several land, offices in each year, with, the aggregate amount at each office during the whole of that period, as also the amount sold in each year in the several States and Territories, together with the total amount in each year,- the total amount in each State and Territory, with the grand total. This statement also shows the progressive increase of the ordinary sales, with the exception of the year 1832, which did not equal those of 1831 by 315,514 acres, in consequence, principally, of the general prevalence of ^he Asiatic cholera in many of those districts to which emigration tended, and from which it usually emanates, and the Indian war which pervaded the northern fron­tier of llhnois and the westerri/part of Michigan. '

A schedule of forfeited land stock issued and received at the several land offices, under the;irprovisions of the acts of Congress of May 23

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1828, March-31, 1830J and July 9, 1832, is.herewith appended, marked D. It shows the amoihnt issued and received at each ofiice in each of the years 1828, 1829, 183i), 1831, 1832, and-the first three quarters of 1833, the total amount issued and received in each year, lhe whole amount at each office during that period, with their respective grand totals. The small balance of less than 16,400 dollars of the whole amount issued, re­mained to be received and accounted^for at this office on the 30th of Sep­tember last. I

By the-act of May 30, 1830, there were appropriated 260,000 acres of land, subject to private entry, in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, to satisfy the unlocated military^ bounty land warrants ofthe Virginia State line and navy; 50,000 acres of the Virginia continental line, and an unlimited quantity for the Unitejl States military warrants, for services rendered in the rcATolutionary warl; and scrip .\yas authorized to be issued in eighty acre tracts, in iieu of said warrants. The act of July 13. 1832, made'an additional appropriation of 300,000 .acres for the Virginia continental line, and the State line and navy; and by the act of March 2, 1833. the further quantity of 200.000 acres was appropriated for the Virginia warrants, to be located on any of the public lands liable to sale at private entry ; making a total for Virginia warrants, of 810,000 acres. Of this quantity, scrip had been issued, or prepared to be issued, by the Secretary ofthe Treasury, on the 15th of November instant, for 772,424 acres, leaving a balance of 37,576 acres, the warrants for which'have been filed, and the scrip will be issued thereon so soon as the title-papers thereof shall be completed. The schedule hereunto annexed, marked E, exhibits a summary statement of the number of warrants which have been satisfied, ofeach class or descrip­tion ; the quantity ofland for which scrip has been issued ; its amount in tooney, at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre ; together with the total number of certificates of scrip issued. Virginia warrants have already been filed for about 10,000 acres, exceeding the amount which can be satisfied with scrip out, of the appropriations which have been made. I have no nieans of ascertaining the amount of outstanding Virginia war­rants not yet filed in ithis office, and it will be for the decision of Congress whether further provisions shall be made to satisfy the same. ^ .The annexed statement, marked F, shows the amount,, in money, ofthe

military land scrip received in payment for public lands, at the several land oMces, in the years 1830, 1831, 1832, and the first three quarters of 1833, with the total amount in each year, in each State, and at each office, with the grand total. It will appear from this statement, that, of the whole amount of scrip issued, (1,063,592 dollars,) there had been re­ceived at the land offices and accounted for at this office, on the 30th of September last, th,e sum of 754;827 dollars; ahd that, of this sum, raore than one-half had been taken at the Zanesville office, in Ohio, and at the office of Indianapohs, in Indiana. It is altogether, in my opinion, irre­concilable with the ordinary course of such business, and the usual current of public,sales, that so large a portion should have been received at these two offices, without the connivance or direct agency,of the land officers and their clerks, or one or more of them, at each pffice, by which scrip has been taken in cases where otherwise cash would have been received. Other offices have also received and transmitted an unexpected amount; in con­sequence of which, measures have been taken to ascertain the facts and circumstances connected with these, transactioris, and explanations' have

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been required of the'officers.' Befpre the close of the present session of • Congress, the department will be able to show'the causes and agencies which have contributed to throw this species of property so rapidly upon the Government.. • f ' . .

The appropriation of seven thousand dollars, madeat tbe last session of -Congress, for extra clerk hire for this office, has enabled me to progress vvith its current business to a very considerable extent,,and to great advantage to those most interested, and to the Government. Out of that appropriation ihevQ have been opened twenty-two tract books, containhig the entries of

-. ihe tracts of 504 townships; the posting of about 17,000 entries of lands sold, besides the writing and recording of more than 13,000 patents, and the performance of a large amount of miscellaneous business, equally press­ing and important. Yel, notwithstanding the benefits wiiich have resulied from that appropriation, the force of .the office, provided by law, has been

: inadequate to the discharge of its current duties, and leaving, at the close of the present year, a greater aggregate amount of arrears than existed on the ist of Jannary last. -

. On the passage of the,act of March 2, 1833, providing for the appoint­ment of a secretary to sign patents, in the name of the President, there were wrilten and recorded, and prepared fbr signature, more than twenty thousand patents for lands sold. In consequence of the provisions of that act, it became necessary to alter the date of execution of each patent, and the record thereof, and the endorsement ofthe certificate on which the same was founded. . This service was an expense to the offiee of more than six hundred dollars, requiring, on all the documents, more than sixty thousand

• alterations or additions, and, in effect, abstracted that sum frorn the appro­priation for the salaries of the permanent clerks. I wouid, therefore, for the purpose of reimbursing that amount to the office, respectfully recom­mend a special appropriationof six hundred dollars, to be expended in writing and recording four thousand patents,, w^hich would diminish that branch of arrears, witliout interfering with current duties.

Tne unfortunate destruction of the Treasury building by fire admon­ished me of the propriety and absolute necessity of adopting eveiy pre­cautionary measure to secure the safety of the title-papers, records, and other important documents, which constitute the archives of this office. -On a particular examination, with a view to that object, it w as found" tliat

; about two tons of. the papers, embracing a large portion v/hich belong to the credit system of the land sales, were deposited in the attic story of the building, immediately under the roof, in the utmost confusion, in bundles arraijged neither in chronological order, nor in the order of consecutive numbers. On a representation of these facts to the then Secretary of. th^

,• Treasury, and by his advice, I have adopted those means which would • secure to the Government, and tothe extensive regions of the Ohio and

Mississippi, the safety and security of those documents which are con­nected with the land titles of more than three millions of white population. Portable cases for all papers and documents not of daily use, and fire bags for each room of the.offico, have been contracted for, and will be delivered in the coiirse. of two or three weeks, while the assortment and arrange­ment of the title-papers are in rapid progress, by persons especially em­

.ployed in that service. The plan adopted, and which, when completed, as it v/ill be in t\vo or three months, will enablie twenty able-bodied men, in case of fire, to remove from the office'every paper, document, book, and

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of about twenty-five] recommended. It is!

• record of the same, to a place of security, in fifiteen minutes, without the : derangement of either; so that, in case the roof and second story of the building should be in flames, every thing belonging to the larid office, ex­cept its furniture, could be saved and removed by the ordinary assistance which is found in the case of fires. The whole expense of these necessary and precautionary m'easures will amount to about twenty-six hundred dol­lars, for which a special appropriation is respectfully requested.

• One of the- most serious causes which have produced the delays and ern-"'barrassments to the performance of the ordinary business of this otiice, is the want ofthe statutes and llie reports of the adjudicated decision's of the highest courts of justice in the several States. The daily necessity of a recurrence to such documents, and the'difficulty of obtaining access to the same, has been the occasion of vexatious delays, in numerous instance-, to the parties immediately interested, and to the prompt discharge of official duty. This can be remedied by a special appropriation, for that purpdse,

hundred dollars, which is respectfully and urgently frequently the case that a resort to these statutes,

and the reported decisions thereon, is absolutely necessary to a correct ac­tion on questions arising under the law of descent, thejurisdiction of pro­bate matters, the settlement and distribution of intestate estates, the law of judgments and executions, and the lien created thereby, with the law of assurance or conveyances in relation, to. real estate. Access to these sources of infor-matioin is often indispensable to the security of individual rights, and importanit to the pecuniary interests of the Government. In many of the States, some of the principles of the common law havC' been declared inapplicable to the peculiar circumstances of the people and the country, and inconsistent with the genius and provisions of our political institutions; and others have been substituted by legislative adoption, compatible with con'sntutional rights and the immunities of the citizen. Hundreds of questions are presented every year, in the administration of the powers and duties of this office, involving the examination and-appli-

Iples, connected with the subjects above enumerated ; 'surprise to me that more complaints have not.been

made against the decisions of the commissioner in cases where he hasbeen called upon to decide', without the requisite legal information to do so un­derstandingly. In many instances, I have no doubt they have been sub-

incur the expense of an appeal to the administration

caition of legal princi] and it is a matter of

mitted to, rather than! ofs justice in the United States-cou rts. These evils should-no longer pre­vail, and the excuse, action of Congress, come in competition Government. There]

for them should cease to exist, by the appropriate [The small sum necessary to be appropriated, cannot with the resulting benefits to individuals and to the is, probably, no bureau under the Executive Depart­

ments, v/hich requires so frequent recurrence tothe statutes and judicial decisions of the sever'al States, as that of the General Land Office, and in which they are so necessary to the administration of right and justice.r In truth, it has become where its decisions ar

in practice, from necessity, a court of exchequer, e tacitly assented to, from ignorance of the law,.or

acquiesced in from pecuniary considerations. My duty to the Goverii­ment and to individual rights requires this statement from me, as an act of justice to the parties ill terested, and as higbly proper and important for the legislative action of Congress. ' >

Although the above statements and exhibits show that the duties of this

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office are annually increasing and rapidly accumulating, it is proper for me to say that they present but a small portion of the items of such in­crease. Exclusive of the correspondence with the Secretary ofthe Treasury, in relation to the issue of military and bounty land scrip since the 1st of January-last, which is equal to the writing and recording of 342 letters, and the letters written to the several land officers, acknowledging the re- r ceipt of their monthly and quarterly returns, amounting to 1,150 to the 15th of the present month, there have been written in the office, on other >" subjects, from the 1st of January last to the 15th instant, including copies of a portion of the same, 4,5S9 letters, occupying, in the record thereof, 3,047 large folio pages. During the present year, there will have been issued and transmitted from the office more than fiorty ikousand patents, leaving an arrear of patents for- land sold, at the close ofthe year, in amount exceeding SEVENTY THOUSAND. T O this should be added, besides other increasing dernands upon the office, the requirements of individuals for copies of title-papers, records, correspondence, and other documents, to be usedin the administration, of justice, the settlement of in.testate estates, to supply the loss or,destruction of the originals, and for other lawful pur­poses, which will amount, for the present year, at twelve and a half cents per one hundred words, to a sum exceeding three thousand dollars. This class of requisitions upon the time and duties of the office must.annually increase with the progress of the sales of the national domain, the opening and clearing the forests, and the extension of the western settlements. Another source of expense to the office, and which is constantly increasing with the accumulation of its arrears, is the issuing, in ignorance of the fact,- of patents to purchasers, or to their assigns, after the death of th,e patentees. To remedy this defect in the system of legal grants for lands sold, which has now become serious and embarrassing', it is necessary for Congress to provide by law, that patents issued to persons deceased, the legal title shall inure to the heirs or devisees, to .every lawful effect and extent, as if they had been executed and delivered in the lifetime of the same.

The surveys of the public lands have progressed to a very considerable .extent; a large portion of which, however, are rendered Immediately un­availing, in consequence of the deficiency of aid provided by law in ihe offices of the surveyors general. At the present time, I am not able to make a particular report thereof, but it is expected that statements, in detail, ofthe progress of this work, and the condition and necessities of each office on the 1st of Januaiy next, will be returned, as soon as practicable after that date, by the several surveying departments. When these, statements are received, they will be communicated in extenso, or in a condensed form, as may be required. It is known, however, that the surveys of about\800 townships have been made and paid for, the plats and descriptive notes of which should be returned to this Oxffice, and to the proper land offices, in the course of six or eight months. A large amount of surveys have been made and are in progress, which wih be completed and paid for, and the returns thereof made, during the year 1834, if the necessary means should be provided by Congress. I consider it my duty to state, in connexion with this subject, that it is impossible for the public surveys to progress, and the sales and disposition of the national domain to be facilitated and extended, with advantage to the Government, and without injury to indi­viduals, unless more discretionary power is vested in the Treasury Depart-

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ment to meet unforeseen evils and the defects of legislation, to.bring up and prevent the accumulafion of arrears; and to secure a prompt .and efficient discharge of public d^ty. - 1 would, therefore, respectfully propose that the Secretary of the Treasury, on a reported statement of facts by theCom­missioner of the General Land Office, be authorized and,directed by law to cause allthe arrears ofthe surveying departments to be brought up as soon as practicable; tp require..an authenticated transcript ofthe records of-the field notes to Ibe transmitted to, the General Land Office-; to cause renewed lownship plats'to be furnisheci fo the land offices, .where the ori­ginals have become so. defaced and iiijii-red, andthe entries thereon obliterated by constant use, as to bie no longer available in every particular, as public do­curnent^; and to make reasonable allowance-for the surveys of the principal and guide meridians cind. base! lines, and particular sections ofthe public lands, in cases .where lihey cannot be. executed for the prices allowed by law; and that the expense.tihereof be.paid out of the general'-appropr-iation for the surveys of the public lands. _. f •

In ma;king this' annual report, I am again required,\by a-s^nse of public , duty, to present a "brief view of the arrears of business 'in this, ofiice, and 4he means necessary tp'bring up those "arrears, in connexion with a proper discharge of current duty. iUnder.the head ot. ' • ' . - . ' 1st. Private lands claims. The printing ancl publication of State Pap'ers,

by. Gales and Seaton and Dufi* Green, supersede, much of'the duty pre­viously required by this bureau. • The arrears bf[ this branch of business can now b.e brought up'by one competent clerk in one year. , 2d. Military bounty laiads. The dti ties now required to. be pe>rformed,

• under this head would require the time of-three clerks for one year. ^ , , 3d. Posting the entries and sales bf public lands, and adjusting the qiiar-.

terly accounts thereof, would occupy the. time, for oneyear, of six intelli-g-ent and industrious clerks.: •'.. ^ •.." -. ' -

4th.' Indexes to the ce'ssity, and which is

records of patents, a work of the most pressing he-^ almost entirely in arrears from the commen9ement

ofthe public lanJsales,^cannot be accomptehed in. less than one year, by fifteen active and competent clerks.

^5th..-Thei opening lof tract boolvS for- surveys already, returned to the .office,:as rendered necessary by the, quarter quarter section subdivision, would require the service of two clerks-for-one year^ \ ^

6th. Writing, recording, and examining patents for lands sold. The amount' of arrears under'^this head, for lands sold to the Istof January nextjAvill exceed seventy-two thou san dpatents. To write,, record, and exaniine the same, would require the-service of eighteen diligent xl erks Tor a yeair: ' / ' ; ['' •/ • ' ' ' . ^ •' '

7th. Suspended case,s unider the. credit system,.froni the difficulty of com­pleting the title-papers,! and the great labor of examination, will demand the service of two clerks^one year, who are acquainted, with this duty.

8th> The draughtsman's bureau. There are noAV in the office 926 town­ship plats to be protracted onthe maps of theproper land districts, be­sides about. 800 other plats which are expected to be returned in the course of six or eight months ; information having been received that the surveys thereof have been rnade and returned tothe respective surveyors general. To make the protraction^ and connexions, which should be done in ^ the course of the ensuing year, will reqiaire the labor of one competent and industrious draughtsman at least twelve months. The lands selected by

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the 'States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Alabama, under grants for canal purposes, and, those ^ selected, under grants for other purposes, with the school lands selected.in lieu gf section;16, have' all to be entered and marked On the township'plats and maps of the proper districts. To perform this service, as also that of making similar entries, under theact of April, 1832, authorizing a subdivision of, the fractional sections into forty acre tracts, would occupy the time ofa draughtsman more^ than one year. . If it is con­templated by the Government-to complete the service as far as practiciible, required by a resolution ofthe Senate of February~28.182,3,:the labor of one draughtsman acquainted with the duty would' be required for six years. The daily interruption to the proper discharge of-public duty, and the ex­pense resulting to-the offi.ce, in consequence of the, continuance ofthese arrears, have become evils of the most serious character, and should be done away immediately.. .• ." . . ^ ' ' • ^ ..

9th. Miscellaneous arrears, other than those, enumerated/ would oc,cupy the time of four clerks one year. These-arrears, now amounting to the ser­vices o'f fifty-nine clerks for one year, have been accumulating for a long period of time, a large portion of which existed before the administration of the office was comhiitted to my. hands. They have arisen from the physical impossibihty of the officeto discharge all the^duties required ofit by law. with the force proyided for that purpose; frOm>the injudicious and unfortunate reduction, of six of its clerks ^ in 1827<; frpm'the, great increase­of business arising under the rehef laws since 1826:; from the, establish­ment of additional land and surveying districts;-from the numerous reservar tions made in Indian treaties ; from the-many grants .of public lands', for canal, road, literary and other purposes;, and from the great increase qf miscellanepus business, within the last four or five years, not previously de­manded of the office. , . / . . ^

To bring up these arrears, I would .respectfullyTecpmmendthat the Sec­retary of the Treasury be authorized fo cause the same to be done, and the. expenses'th.ereof paid out.of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to such an extent as, in his judgment, the necessities ofthe Gov­ernment and justice to individuals may require. .And ito enable the pffice to discharge its current duties, I propose the employment therein of, one chief clerk at a'salaiy of $1,700 per annum; oiie clerk at $1,500 ;.five at $1,400: ten at $1,150 ; and, thirteen at $1,660 ; making, in all, th.irty^ clerks; and also one draughtsman at ,^1,500; one assistant draughtsman' at $1,150; one messenger at $700; and two assistant messengers at $359.. For the reasons of this additional aid, iand the increase of pay to a portion of the same, I refer yoii to my report made to the Secretary of.the Trea­sury on thei2lst of Januaiy last,.and which h as been printed as No.. 50 of the Senate documents of last session. If, howeyer, it should not be deemed expedient by Congress to adppt this proposition, an appropriation of $6,000 per year, for the writing and recording of . patents lor lands sold,' and a like appropriation for six extra, clerks in the office,'would greatly fa­cilitate its business, and very much fessen the embarrassments under ivhich it now labors. , ^

All which is tespectfully subinitted. I i ., . ., lELIJAH HAYWARD.

-Hon. R.B. TANEY, ' . : ^ ' • Secretary of the Treasury, . . -

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.ao.- ^ -. . do. ^ do. -.: . -Illinois-. "-

do. - ' -do. - -do. - . _ do. - -d o . _ ' •• _

do. .:: ^ -. do. , -Missouri -

• do. ' - ' , . -

Monthly

' Period to which rendered

by registers.'

October- 31, 1833 . ' • . do. d o . ' i

.do. do. ';do. do.

' do . ' -do. • . do; do.

; , d o . ' ' db. - i do. - do.

• do. , do. ' do. . do. .

do. /' do. '^do. -. ..do. do.> do.

• do.' - do. " ' ' do. . do. ,': ^

do. do. do. . do. - '. :

• do. . do. . do. do.

do. do. August. 31 ,1833 •

~ September 30, 1833 October - 3 1 , 1833

do. do: -

retiurns. • '

_ _ : . ^ _ ^ - ^ - . • —

Period to which rendeied by rec.eiyers.

October 31; 1833 -. .' do. do. do. . do. do. do. ^

-^ do. • do. -do. . do. •

'- do. i do. f do. • d:o. do. do.

- ' do; - do. doi . ^ do.

. do. do. ' ,d.6. . . ^ d o ^ .

do. do. do. , do.

\ do. -do. do.- d o . ' do, do.

• do'. do. - do. ' ' do.

do. do. do. • . do. do. • - do. do. - do.

Admit ted bal-—an c e o f c ash:in-

hands of re­ceivers per last monthly return. '

S 3,^026 69. 3,998 51 2 ,311 85 • '783 28

_ . ' ^4,'325 0 0 .

9,170 7 3 . 14,458 65

-^711 28 129 35

; 11,-555 25 .• • _

2,370 59 i 4,-597 01

6,331 76 106 82

/ 5 , 7 3 1 3 5 -678 45 '

' 19,256 21 2,841 63

•4,578 72. • • •

I • 16,514 03

Per iod to which ' receivers ' quarterly accounts have been rendered. >

' September 30, 1833. .,, do. - ', do-.

^ do. do. do. ' do. do; •" do. ~ do, • do.

• dt). ' dp. do. ^ db. do.^ . do. do, • " do. . do. ' do, . do. - do. do. . do.

October 31, 1833. [ September 30, 1833. . - do. ' do.

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- . L a n d o.ffices. fi ,

, - , '.' '^'

P a l m y r a _ . \ iJackson ^ - . . > Lexington -. ' - , , - _ St. Stephen's .'_ Cahaba, \ ^ - . ' • • - ' Hunt.sville . _ 1 Tuscaloosa - - ' • _ -Spar t a ^ '; _ . / _ Demopolis- - ' - ^ ,-

'Wash ing ton _ _ - , Augasla ' _ _ -" Moun t Salus _ , _ -C q l i i m b u v ' - ' -N e w Orleans _ Opelousas v . - -Ouachi ta ' _ - - " St. He lena _ _ ' -Del]oit _ _ _ • _•, W h i t e Pigeon P r a i r i e _ — Monroe _ • _ ' . , _ • Batesville - _ L ^ _ Little Rock « _ Washingtpn- _ • Fayettevil le , _ ^ -Tal lahassee ^ \ _ St. August ine _ „ . ..-

State or Terr i tory .

• . -

Missouri _ do.

' do. . '- _ ^ _ A labama _ • • do. .. . ' .

do. » , ._ do. . _ do. - ^

• do. • _ ' ^-Mississippii

do. do. • _ do. :, _- • -

^ Loa i s iana -do.

" do. - ' - ' do. - _ • -

Mich igan Terr i tory-do. do. \ _ ,. --

A r k a n s a s _ . _ 'do. J-do. do. _ _ '

F lor ida _ ' ' doi .• - -- «

- - Monthly

/ • - . Period to which rendered

by registers.

October ^ ,31, 1833 do. do.

. do . , do . . ' • September ' 30, 1833

. do. • : do. ' do. " ' do. . ' do. ' - do.'

October 31, 1833 , do. do. .

. Septeniber ,30^1833 October 31, 1833 Augus t ' 31, 1833

. October 31, 1833 ' - October. " 30. 1832

. September 30, 1833-.do. . do. do. do.

October • 31,'1833 . do. do .^

do. dor' " September 30, 1833 ,

do. do. Ju ly 31," 1833 September 30, 1833 ^

do. do. ' , ' iNovember 30,^1831'

re turns . - . ,:

Per iod to which rendered by receivers.

• October 31 ,^833 • do. ._ • Bp.

, do. do. Septem.her 30, 1833-• - do. do.

- • do~. • " ,do.. do: do.

October ^ 3,1, 1833 ~. do. ' do. ""

• A u g u s t 31 , . 1833 October 31, 1833 Augus t 31 , 1833 •October "31, 1833 ^September 30, 1833

do. , do. ^ , . dp. do."

- ' ,db.~ do. . - October 3 l ,T833

dO: - do. do.' do.

September 30,-1835 / A u g u s t 31, 1833 • Ju ly • 31 ,1833 Sepiernber 30, 1833

. do. - do. November 30, 1831-

Admitted bal­ance of cash in hands of re­ceivers per last monthly re turn.

, "S 9,161 59 • 299 99 - 9 , 1 4 4 . 0 3

• 2 ,263 -14 -' 19,260-89

7,073 78 •-1,120 07 5,387 96

- ' 2 ,224 80 6,050 4 8 .

22,989 62 " 17,254 80

\ i 99 • - 8,629 3 4 .

'^ - 9,758 10 • 203 40

- 12,.517 75 i •5,908 68 3,335 89 1,421 03 • • 886 16 '

, 1 8 a ^ 3 ,148.52

Per iod to which receivers ' quarterly accounts have been rendered. ' .

^ ^ : • ' - ' ^ • ^

- September- 30, 1833. do. do. do. do'..

J u n e 30,1833, September 30, 1833.

do. . d o . . . do. dp. - '

do; dp. . do. do. .

' J u n e - 30, 1833. September 30, 1833. J u n e 30, 1833. i

^ 'September. 30, 1833.

dp. do. ' do. ' do. do. ; do. do. do. ' do. do.

J l ine 30, 1R32. • J u n e . SO, 1833.

, September 30, 1833. - ' do. ' do.

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1^.'—EXHIBIT'ofi tke operations ofi the land ofiices ofi ike Uniied States in tke severat States and Territories, during the year fending 31si .December, 1832 ;' the 1st, 2d, and 3d quarters ofi 1833 ; and ofi the payments made into the Trea­sury on account ofi piiblic lands during tkose several periods. ' .

• Land offices inihe ~

' " - . • ' • • ' * • "

Stateof Ohio for 1833' > ~ . - Indiana do.

Illinois ^ •• do. Missouri .. do. Alabama do.

'Mississippi • do. • Louisiana do.

Territory of Michigan do. Arkansas do.

^ i Florida do.

,.-'Totalfor 1832 _ " L.

State of Ohio 1st, 2d, & 3d quar­ters. 1833 -_

State of Indiana , do;^ ^ • Illinois do. ,-.

Missouri ^ do. • - _ Alabama • . 'do. i_ Mississippi do.' _

- Louisiana do. Territory of Michigan do.

Arkansas do.. -Florida do..

Total for 1st, 2d, & 3d qrs. of 1833

Lands sold, after deducting erro­neous entries.

Gtuantity. -

Acres, hdths. • ,

412,714 61 ~ 546, 844 24'-

- 227^375 91 251,280 09

• 412,682 79-261,313 67

78,453 4'8 252,211 41

^ 10,179 47 9,286 46

2,462,342 16

• - ( / 372,685 22--

338,286 •20 246,636 41 146,866 83 219,212 69

-315,725 16 61;983 35

316,.081 89 16,829 30 8,333 33

2,042,"640'38 .

Purchase "' money.

•Dalls. Cts.

•' 541,275 05i 684,209 69 284,936 '17 313,141 12

' 522,337 64 . 326,578 90 - '98,280 29

320,284 83 12,724 33

: • : 11,608 07

3,115,376 09

466,455 82 425,371 79

' 309,423 45 183,636^15

^ ^ 275,722 36 394,8il 41 77,487 64

395,102 03 . 21,098.90

10,416 65

2,559;556 20-

Amount re­ceived in

cash.,

. . " . Dolls, (ts.

430,619 37 •543,680 24 :

, 254,363 83 312,775 67

- 512,990 5,3 . 322,963 91

" 96,848 67 319,584 00-.

12,724 33 11,60807.

2;818,158 62

327,764 11 305,4,57 33 -281,222 51 183,53& 95 260,433 51 393,040 34 .

• .77,299 77 • 394,826 33 ;. '21,098 90

10,416 65 -

2,255,096 4 0 -

Am't received in scrip. .

Forfeited - land scrip.

Doiis. fits. -

,16,115 00 , 6,255 85 .. 3,057 92

365 45 , 9,347 11

3,614 99 1,431 62

700 83 , : \ '-^ .,

• 40,888'77^

• ^ .

12,753 .30 7,084 33

.2,435 44 99 20

• 15,288 85 . 1,801 07-

. ASI Sl 275 70 .

- - •

39,925 76'.

^ Military- ' land scrip.

• ^

-• Dolls. Cts. .

, 94,540 68 1-34,273 60 27,514 42

" • -

_ - • •

_ . - . '

- • -

256,328 70

= • V . ;

125,938 41 112,830,13 25,765 50

_" -_ • _ . •

- / • ^

_ • - , ' •

264,534 04

Aggregate ; receipts.

- • Dol l s : c t s . •

541,275 05 684,209 69 284,936 17 ' 313,141 12 522,337 64 326,578 90 • 98,280 29

320,284 83 • 12,724 35 11'-, 608 07;

,3,115,376^09 -

466,455.82 425,371 79 309,423 45 183,636 15 2-75,722 36

^ 394,841 41 • 77,487-64

395,102 03 21,09.8 90 10,416 65

3,559,556 20

Am't paid in­to the Trea­sury.

( Dolls: cts.

. 360,641 14 . ~ 527,366 48

228,292 69 ~ 305,624.72 451,886 36 307,900 51 • 100,455 00 317,635 42

13,538 05 ^ 10,040 66

,2,623,381 03

' " 325,253 75 . 270,816 62 ( 269,898 45

- 208,423 75 . •. 301,796 69-

365,498-.66 ^ 75,104 69

367,602 61 . . . ' 16,144 27

9,4.47*86

2,219,957 35

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'^ '^^^'^^^^l^NTof ihe quantity of land sold at each.of a ^ ^ ^ ^ - . fi - '

Land offices.

Marietta Zanesville -Steubenville -Ohill-icothe - -Cincinnati .-' Wooster Pi.qua Tiffin- , -

Total for State"

Jeffe'rsonyille Vincennes .-' Indianapolis - -Crawfordsville Fort Wayne -•

Total for State

Shawneetown ICaskaskia -.

State '' or Territory.

Ohio do. do. dp.

. do.. . do. do.' do.

Indiana do,

'do. do.-

. do. ^

Illinois do. .

Half year of ^ 1820.

Acr es. hdths.

1,413 01 - 7,739 37

2,860 20 - 1,855 15 ." • 3,542 49

3,460 99 • 3,679 80

•' 20,366 74

'44,917 75

39,580 30 7,603 23

96,367 88 -18,939 41

162,490-82

2, 392 74 1,65,8 10

1821.

Acres, hdths.

1,090 34 10,439 88 15,176 88 4,956 59 5,911 72

13,009-23 3,487-05

60„874 S6

i|14,946^55

• 22,972 49 23,045 92

200,913 64 17,646 33

264,578 38

1822.

Acres.- hdths.

2,868 57 14,899-37 22,824 38 8:, 910 94 6,729 28

. 15,054 33 ' 11,042 10 102,858 42-

1.85,181 39

44,656 73^ 15,777'20

149,335 26 73,213-15

3,329 61 ^ F,627 50,

i252-,-982 34

2,050 12 1,^61 41 I

. 1823.

Acres, hdths.

- 1,'589'48 , 11,012 46 ' 17,143 56

7,394 05 4,389 84

49,031 11 -4,011 90 '60,162 92

124,735 32

5,244-44 10,725 79 86,619 48 58,722 40

• 3,734 58

165,046 69

- 1,253 63 793 00

" 18,247

Acres, hdths.

9,69:8^59 24,215 84 29,063 91 16,183 81 ^7,856 91 30,098 58 2,415 06

27,219 31

166,752-01

11,313 34 12,283 52 60,683 23 69,203 40 1,075,02

154,558 54

2,278 66 1,278 28

1825.

Acres, hdths.

12,700 97 25,790 32 2,1,025 44

'19;, 723 74 16,359 00 17,994 76 5,325 79

23,012 62

.141,932 61

5,943 25-13,368 04 52,644 07 86,912 17 3,.403 li8

462,270 71

1,357 63 711'22 I

1826.

Acres, hdths.

12,411 53 29,314 21 28,894 55 .13,366 44 10,625 12 16,128 25 2,383 82

2D,965 10

10,-720 74" 13,154 65 71,167 35

103,106 92 2,041 06

200,190 72

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Total for State -

St. Louis Franklin and Fayette Palmyra Jackson - • /-Lexington -

Total for State

do. do.' do. do. do. do.

St. Stephen's Cahaba. '- - -iHuntsville -Tuscaloosa -Sparta

Total for State

Washington -Augusta .V -Mount Salus-

Total for State

Missouri do.

,do. . ,do.- • do;-

Alabama -do;, -do. '. -do. ,. .--do..

Mississippi ' do.

do.~ -

2,649 15

6,699 99

1-5,420 19 9,401 65

2.451 71 20^245'42 36,600 23

59 ,"310 36

1,670 46

1,G70 46

35,243 '6 ,9,227 37

954 01

50,382 15

5,373 22 2,205^08

16,474 01

30,026 88 36,649 10

33,011 80

,,27,763 84

11,420 64 13,621 76

_ ) '7,121 30

24,821 84 I ^ 99,687 78'

5,417 20 32,716 16 29-,679 65 150,878'27

32,163 70^

218,691 28

23,765 47

23,765 47

5,213 81 43,183 69 21,636 44 91,361 34 . 242 76

164,638.04

10,147 06^

10,147 06-

11,223 99 640 00

7,903 87 38,720 28

60,534 77

31,337 20 45,964 20

3,657^7

}, 95-8-57

77,298 66 15,082-55 10,910 26' 23,797 10 26,414 36

153,502 93

4,175 26

26,840 98^

31,016 24

.5,541 30 614 00

11,936 63 22,339 10

43,987 97

5,.748 43 895 36

10,323 76 26,767 88

45,804 28

18,363 45 '34,400^58

43,677 60 20,343 49

86,785 12

18,519 50 28,431 65 18,333 90 . 5,2l7 09 15,255 85

85,807 99.

23,579 92 75,531 70 8,019 15 16,883 60 7,171 59

131,185 95

'26,749 57 52,158 62 •20,859 79 88,676 27

- 12,473 28

200,917 ;53

10,269 22 320 00

.70,612 52

81,201 74

10',661"02 703 80

75,200 48,

86,565 30

6,584 93 K-i 1,472 61' g

12,, 915 63 CO 56,122 41 ^ ^

81,083 73

14,532 78. 30,968 08 . 9,701 44 3,314 73

58,517 03

.17,420 08 35,373 37 6,665 22 86,648 05 1,609 28

147,716 00.

7,441 75' 961 07

74,019 55

•82,422^37

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Land offices.

^ -

ijN"ew Orleans Opelousas Ouachita - ' St. Helena - , . -

Total for State.

Detroit Ji -Monroe • 'Wh.ite, Pigeon Prairie

Toial for Territory -

Batesville - i Little Rock -Washingto'n'-

Tpialfor Territory-

Tallahassee -' ' St. Angustine

.Total for Territory -

Grand total -" -

State or Territory.,

Louisiana - -do. : - -do. - • -'

"do. ^ ..

Michigan - .-• d o .

do. % • "

Arkansas - - -> do. - - ,

.do.

Florida -' - -do. ,

' Half vear of " 18-20. ^

Acres, hdths. r

632 55

632 55

->2,860 32

• , 2,860 32 (

^ - " ^ . / •

-"" " -

--, fi •

^ 303,404 09

1821. •

Acres, hdths.

- ^ 610 50 516 Q2'

1,157 32^

7,444 39

7,444/39.

360'OOi

' • ' 360 00

. . • • ; - -

--781,213'32'.

1822.

Acres, hdths.

89,091 2-2 ' 8';3S6 07

2;352 47

.90,829.76

. 17,359 38

17,359 38

22,593 54 567 13

' 23,il6b 67

• ' - \ ' '

• - . . .

801,226 18

• 1823. ^

- Acres. Jidths.

348- 82 " 156 71

720 14

• 1,225 67.

30,173 34 3,844 43

34,017 77

" 1,479 12 802 44

• ^ 2,281 56

, - • . ' ^

- . . -^ - 653,319 52

1824 ' /

Acres, hdths-.

. 3,627 26

•3,627 26

61,'917 15 ' 46*, 329 53

' 78,246 68 r

• 2,088 43 - 899 36

• 2,977.79

_

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74.9,323 04

1825. .

Acres, hdths.

~ 400 00

' ' 100 07

560 07

92,332'55 14,420 08

106,752 63

••' -'5,855.-56 1,938 94

- 7,794 50

55,056 07

• 55,056.07'

893,461 69

18,26. ^ -

Acres, hdths.

' ' 591 09 ' 4 , 5 0 5 1 2 14,082 66

' 19,184 87

47,125 13 ., 12,236 83

. 59,361 96-

5,018 77 8,333 43

13,352 20

52,464 36

52,464 36

848,082 26

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Land .offices. • - . ' / . ' • .

Marietta Zanesville -"• Steubenville ~-

• Chillicothe'- '' --Cincinnati - - ' Wooster " - • ° • -,.

- Piqua . , -Tiffin -

Total for State_

Jeffersonville . Vincennes^ -" , ifndianapolis -Crawfordsville FoTt"\Vayne,-

Total for Slate

Shawneetown ' -. Kaskaskia -Edwardsville ' ~ -Vandalia Palestine

.. State\ of Territory.

. "Ohio do. -do. - -do. . - • - ' do. - -.-do. , ~-do.

• d o . •' -

Indiana ; - -• do. - -

. . do.. -. do\ . - -• -do'.

Illinois , -- do. - : -

do. - ' - do. do.

.. o .

• 1827.' •

Acres, hdths.

^ 7,52151 29,810/69

.. ' 25,003 98 10,285 96

- 24,389 00 . 17,030-89

2,451 54 34,506 74

151,003 31*

• 14,095 16 14,017 71 ^66,024 24

113,341 85 ^2,212 25

•v. 209,091 21 '

3,340 57 2,2,56 54 ,8,398 66 1,743 64 9,466 69

l i -LX, i l j iY l l l i iN

- 18281 - • .

Acres, hdths. f

8,525 92 37,019 56. 28,013 47 15,074 93 28,303 82 14,185 45^ 2,323 62

32,345 60'

- 165,793 37

10,486 11 18,401 04 67,457 84

153,354 57 1,113 25

250,812 21

'4,512 91 3,415 72

18,829 17' 3,594 77

20,537 22

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-1829.

Acres. Jidths.

• 7,574"23 37,619^67 28,095 91 19,585.52. 35,477 99 21,664 32

'\ 2,405 57 23,793 19

176,216 40

20, 861 03 26,495 34 89,861^94^

,203,049 48 ,6,259 72 '

• 346,527 51

- 8,143 78 6,380 57

' ,23,602 10 19,405 48 47,221 45

l a e a .

1830.

Acres: hdths.

'- -~ . 9,656 54

^ 33,894 91 • 18\318 91

15,880' 03 ^26,475 96

I8;857 98 ' 2,872 01 30,436 36

156,392 70'

17,716 82 . "31,444 56 112,503 89 291,387 89 23,301 69

;476,351 85

7,720^61 ' .5,000 92

80,020.46 35,362 00

, ^ 86,413. 93

^ '. 1831.

.Acres, hdths.

15,675 66 71,064 41

• 26,398 56' 31,976 29

110,6.50 80" 28,061 68

7,363 21-• -44,202 03.

335,392 64

49,252 37 73,839 12

156,815 68 222,033 47 52,496 14

554,436^78

20,52312 , 11,186 33 100,350 46 43,174-.35

Y ^ 54^872 82

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1832.

Acres.' ^hdths.

25,180 71 88,132 33 19,149 96 57,020 83

- 49,610 92 32,271 68-40',126 56-

101,22162

412,714 61

76,345 36. 62,606 06

163,964 33 184,700 71 ,59,227 78

546,844 24

' 17,624 82 17,417 38.

1 80,713 19 8,021 33

23,773 26

Totals in each District, State, and'Territory.

Acres, hdths.

115,610 06 - 420,953 02 ' 281,966 74

222,214 25 350,322 85 246,847 25

89,888 03 • .-581,965 51

2,309,767 68

"" " 299,188T4 322,759 18

1,374,358.83 1,595,611 75

' 154,864 67 '

• 3,.746,782 57 '

. 76\615 07 .-55,288 25

' '389,278 72 126,353 59 303,793 28

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STATEMENT G—Contmued.

' Land offices. '

Springfield --' •DanviUe Cluincy • -

Totalfor State-. -

St. Louis - , -Franklin & Fayette -Palmyra • - .> -Jackson. ' -'• ' -Lexington -.,

Total for'State

St. Stephen's Cahaba , -Huntsville ^ - ^ Tuscaloosa-- •', Sparta'

Total for State

Statie • -or Territory.

Illinois do. - - ^ do. , :- . -

-iMissouri -^ do. • • - - :-

do; -.. - -d o . . • - -

. do. ; - . -

Alabama -do. - '. -d o . • •- -do. doi

y

~ ^1827 . , > .

Acres, hdths.'

^ 33,398,97

, 58,605:07-

27,040" 41 , 62,798 02

26,127^07. 3,724 67

35 ,.380 36

155,070 53

6,257 28 •48,040 38 ^ 4,797 04. 15,189 71

^ 23,694 53

- 98,078 94-x

- 1828. "

Acres, hdths.

45,206 12

-96,092,91

22,-822 56 42,943 41

-. 42,078 87 6,046 94

. S3 ,,256 34

. 147,148 12^

- 19,824 24 85 ,,391 30

1,804 70 . 56,590 30

~ 4,202 10

I67,S12 64

1829. ,

Acres. hdths,..

. 86;492-35'

196,245 73.

24,499 62' 40,255 76

.54,936 56 , 5,309 32 '27,544 38

- 152,545 64

15,877^56 .66,905 05

1,94^ 02 .12,905 .59 22,593 88

120,201/10

J830.

Acres hdths. ~

104,933 19

316,451 71

• 33,908 15 54,494-72

.97,128 90 ' 6,.572 02 , ^ 25,813 65 '

214,947 44

18,225 96 •155,227 77 165,507 65

• • 19,419 44 14,822 91

373,203 73

1834

Acres, hdths.

99,496 44 9,647 92

160 00

'339,411 44

'51,059 21 68,042 05

118,448 37 - .11,051 24-

. -47,867 07,

• 296,, 467 94

80,311 29 425,606 36 115,975 79 23,716 18

• 16,222 46^

661 ,"832 08

1832.

Acres.. hdths.

59,996 32" 48,710 96,

1,118 65 ~5

i 227,375 .91

\ 42,740 44 - 61,729 54

- , 78,947-39-. 15,430 53 52,432.49

- >.51,280 09 '

44,863 34 , 232,540 08

64,317 70 65,444 01

. 5,517 66-

412,682 79

Totals in each District, State, and Teriitory.

- - .

Acres.- hdths..

570,473 06 • • 28,358 88

1,278 65

1,550,439 50

,341 j 690.73 ,.• 526,750'52 ' 445,702 50

114,134 41 257,893. 63

1,686,171 79

> 343,503 6^ 1,288,102 45

488,692 64 ' 651,509 86

^134,964; 81

2,906,773 38

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Washington -Augusta Mount Salus

Total for State . -•

New Orleans Opelousas - - . Ouachita - -St.. Helena - -

Total4or State - ^- '

Detroit - ' • • -Monroe

• White Pigeon Prairie

Total for Territory

Batesville -LittleRock'.- . -Washington -•••

Total for Territory .

Tallahassee -St. Augustine

Total for Territory'

Grand total

Mississippi -do.

'do.. -

Louisiana -d o . • - • -

d o . ^ . - • - .

/ d o .

Michigan -_ do. - ' - . do.

Arkansas -i " do.

/do . , - i -

. Florida ' - • do, - • -

„ / ~ ' ^ ^ , ^ ^ . . T r ^ ^ , . i r \ n : ^ ^

7,326 83 399 85-

53,022 83

60,749.51

1,971 23 4,504 22

6 475 45

34,805 45-. 'J 7,604 60

42,440 05

^ ' 2,165 81 1,890 17

4,055 98

•• .140,587-71

140,587'71

- ^926,727 76

xr^^.- ,^,?,^. . . OA 1

6, 419 88 633 20

; 61,617 28

68,700 36

1,842 8V • 2,283 18

4 12^^03

' 17,43372 9,462 07

.. 26',895 79

•'• 1,868 21-1,16,7^25

3,035 i f i

fi 35,182.87

\ 35,182-87

965;600 36

Q Q Q

•7,238^78 1,608 36

89,438 17'

: 98,285 31.

320 "00 7;319 28

20,309 08 3,072 01

- .31,020 . 7

• 23,329 48 . 44,530 78 .

.67,860 26 ,

2,003-84 677 36

..2,-681 20

53,276 49

53^276 49

1,244,860 01 .

6,894 42 74 03

101,471 22

. 108,439 67

6,438 '72 9,413 84

. 50,570 06 , '8,225 08

- -74,-647 70

70,361 21 ^ 76,700 34

147,oof 55

-. 786 25 -4,862 70

2,648. 95

^ 59,618 49

59,618 49

1,929,733 79'

26,851 58 760 50

133,186 06

160,798 14

11,128 02 . 14,176 79 , 39,462 13-, 2^617 34

6T, 384 28-

• v2ia,021 93

101,454 97,

320,476 9.0

. 6,315 11 7,062 22,

; 13,377 33

27,441 35 838 00

28,279 35..

2,777,856 88

T7T TT A T T

, , 29,661 56 . 3,595 87

228,056 24

281,313 67

1,242 20 - 21,895 71

47,741 38 • 7,574 19

78-,-453 48-

177,515 27

^ 74,696 47

252,211 44

3,048 65 ' 4;450 82 ^2,680 00^

10,179 4Y

; ' 9,286 46

' 9,286 46

2,462„342 16

U A V I X 7 A D,T^

^152,523 29 9,056 68

913,495 33

Ij075,075 30

100,566 07 74,567 91

i ' 182,702 21 21,488 62

•" ; 379,324 81

. 801,679 32 . 185,12'8 66

176,151 14

1,162,959 12

'[ 53,223 29 . 30,201 82

2,680 00

86,105 11

"432,913 80 838 00

- 433,751 80

15,337,151 06

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S T A T E M E N T o f ike amount ofi fiorfieited land stock issued under tke acts ofi 23d 'May, 1828, 31st Marck, 1830, a7id 9th July, 1832; and, also, the amount received in payment4o the 31st September,'1833. ^

Land ofiices. . . . " - •

Marietta ' - . - ' -.Zanesville - - -Steubenville • • - . Chillicothe -Cihci'nnaii - ' - , " ' -Wooster - • - -Piqua and Wa,paghkoneU"a -Tiifm and Bucyrus ^ .-Jeffersonville . - " Vincennes .- ' - • Indianapolis . -. (iJrawfordsville • - -Fort Wayiie La Porte -• , - • Shawneetown - <- -Kaskaskia. - - - r Edwardsville ' - . ' ,-Vandalia' - - -Palestine - --• • -Springfield - • -. Danville - ' -- -: Quincy ' - ••-St. Louis -Franklin and Fayette, ^ -Palmyra. - - . /^ ". Jackson - - -Lexington -. '

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States and Ter­ritories. '

Ohio -do. -

/ d o . -• do. - '• -

do. -• -do.-. -

do. "-do. -

Indiana •- -doi - . ' -

• d o : -

do. -. do. • -.do.

• Illinois -. do. -

do. -d o . . - •-

do. - -do. -do.

•. do. Missouri . do. -

do. -' do. do. . -

• - T828.

."Stock issued.'

S'2',262 10 6,999.55-

10,735.06 16,412 49 46,994 49

1,157 50 :_

. •_ -2,812 94 7,804 97,

_ _ ,

3,730'34 . 1,509 87 1,584 69

.,-_ _ ^ _

2,021 07 .3,805 60

_

.- .

Stock received.-

,S1,912 09 6,125 81 5,567-94 5,551 97

- 17,82973 . 1,794-97

- 717 49 2,564 44

; 1,620 53 3,586 00

.374 41-

i.,139 12 209 70-

1,945 04 —-• ' i '

•449 00

. 1,564 63 2,657" 90

i,_

; -

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Stock-issued; '.

,^1,812 29 - 7,198 76s 17,144 72

•18,2b5 27 53,624 82 4,266 97

. - _ - 8,479 75 ' 13,035 95

• _ -

, •

( ' '. • 2,265 90

4,41:4 71 • .2,3.85 83

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" ' ~-

• '. - -.4,001 50

V 5,353 49

. _

.Stock received.

t2,112 11 11,523 96

'11,608 76 .15,085 11 ^64,550 25

6,596 97 ],174 72 8^530 84

.13,614 13 9,010 64

499 87 -1,782 94

.' 3,'675 30 1,618 02 2,349 66

: / 56 00 - ^ 96 00-

1,538 43

2,793 38' 5,815 52

§78 08 .

- ' 124 88 •

1830.

Stock issued.

#706 52 6,417 80

: 6,525.53 6,655 87

'8,843 91-2,695. 04

_ . ' •

,'8,885.90 8,868 21 -, _' '

'

10,085 19 3,557 20 2,743 01

( .- - ' -i •- _

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^ ^ 31 52. 2,146 92

^

^

Stock -received.

.. 1831 29 ' llf032 50 2,219 43 1,376 21

18,529 38 y 3,51'3 35

332 25 • -4 ,215 53

5,849 18 -- "3,882 02

4,873 69 , . 1,556 61

2,259 04 769 00

- 2,424 00 1,496 21

279 15~ " ' •

856 29r 1,625 93 1^456 44

6 39

-1831. ' ,

, -Stock ' Issued.

.' S130 34 1,224 09 9,416 21 4,410 35.

- 4,787 35 ' 1, 394 50^

J 473 06 826 64

208 00 > 478 o r

1,226 66 , _ ,

243 32 " ,- . 683 99

1.

>' Stock received.

S366 09 6,135 62 6,625 03 2,817 52

11,059 19 -2,017 61

444 23 1,625 >2

'4,243 73 3,729 60

270 30 795 35

' .-' 5', 478 37

955 00 2,514.95

-052 69 466 05 682 43.

,. '"-692 46 636 90 193 72

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'Augusta Mount Salus-Columbus^, -

-New^Orlean-s—^-^— Opeloasas - -Ouachita -St. Helena - '-Detroit White Pigeon- Prairie Monroe - " Batesville - , • -' Little Roek -Washington

.Fayetteville •Tallahassee - • St.'.Auofustine

'Total

Alabama do. -, do. -

- do-. -• d o : • -

do. Mississippi . do.

do. - -^do. -

Ibouisiana— do. -do.

- do. Michigan

• d o . .V-do.

Arkansas • do. do

'. ^0. iFlorida

do. . •

2,421 52 11,224 02 14,813 14

4,316 29,

373 04

140,978 68

3,164 31 8,413 90 1,757 79 8,131 60

409 97

1,178 93

217 77 ' 16 00

78,901 0.4

7,672 65 9,991 30

12,475 67

23,990 11

- 982 5(4

51 20

197,083 39

6,370 64 12,716 89 12,089 07

623 45 731 93

20,641 75

2,634 22

~244~50-

615 20

30,608 29 5,015 ,33

11,634 43,

20,015 .06

-4:508-44

136 06

221,803 22 I 137,050 20^| 128,001 90

12,207 06 13j l l l 38 40,273 I'O

/903 48

294 27i

1,, 774 70

6,318 24

--402-^16-

5,333 62

11,000 00

931 17 2,151 96 3,547 25

4,040 39

-1-60-00-

6,918 60 5,663 16 7,357 42

445-16

5,442 01

11,439 00

__5.35_75_

2,986 91

200 00

36,333 29' 93,076 57

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STATEBIENT D—Gontinued. 0 5

Land oflices.. .

Marietta - - - -Zanesville -Steubenville • - - -' Chillicothe -Cincinnati - ; .. -Wooster - ' - ' -i Piqua and Wapaghkonetta -Tiflin and iBucyrus Jeflfersonviile '/ - ' -Vincennes - • . - ' Indianapolis - -. Crawfordsville Fort Wayne • - -L a Porte - • - , Shawneetov/n ' -Kaskaskia -. , . - ~ -^ Edwardsville Vandalia - , -Palestine- - , - -Springfield -Danville -Cluincy' • - - . -St. Louis - • Franklin'and-Fayette Palmyra - - -Jackson .- - . Lexington - - -Sti Stephen's Cahaba ^ -^ Huntsville - - ' Tuscaloosa'- . -

States and^Ter-, ritories.

Ohid do. . do. - • -

. do. - . -do.' --

. -do. - .-d o , - ^ --••

do. Indiana -,

do. -. ' do.' - ^ -

do. do. -

-do. -Illinois - '

do. - -- do. ' -

do. - . "-do. - - - .

< do. - ' -• -do; .

dp. Missouri

do. -do. -

. do. do. -

Alabama \,. -do. .-

- -do.. -do. .-

_ 1832.

Stock issued. >

• S220 2-9 , 273 50 2,136 94

, -3,096,04 ' - ' 6 ,944 09 /.' .> 415 54

• _

- •

- 4;074 65 4,609'55

' . • . c

'-. - -

' ^ • . • _ . • -

4,126 03 312 42-

1,289 43 _

_ "

^ 279 16 -

- • •

3,261 16 . 3,295 98

2,428 34 • . > -

Stock received.

S68 20 35385 69'

- 2,930 73 1,505 81 2,560 07

294 62 4,601 88

. • -768 00 3,771 47 2,134 18 -

318 20 • ^

32 00 '

2,021 76 364 16 552 00 ,

. 4 0 ,00 '' 80 00 .

- -' -

-32" 96 332 49 „

' 2,862 12 ' 3,856-29 ; 2,461 35

• 167 35

1st, 2d, ancl 3d quarters of 1833. -

Stock issued.

, 239 48^ 706 82 863 58

1,260 92 5,532 80

.-" 1,746 53 ^

> 2,251 69... • - .2,543 34

_ •

_ : • • _

2,956 05 _ 516 73 _

• _

. _ •

( ' . - •

. ' • :

""58 00 __

_ . 3,339-8,0 -2,657 29

••- 11,823 24 ,- -

Stock received.

1196 13 , ' -3,120 76

^ ' 453 19 445 71

3,561 41 • • 578 50

964 50 • 3,433 10

3,529'-52 V 3,099 74

' 160 00 79,07 16 00

• 200 00 - . . 1,761 99

254 00-419 45,

" ' ^ -

, _

^ •

. ' 99 20 '. " -

1,343 58 3,359 50

40,320 06 -

Tptal in each office.

Stock issued. ^

85,370 93 22 ,'820 52 46,822 04-50,040 92

"" 126,727 4'6 11,676 08

_ - •

_ .26,977 99'

-;, 37,688:66'. - . -

• . , ^ • -

• ' '

23,374 51 10,002 21 9,746 35

-_ ' ~-• _ ••

'_

6,297 41 . 12,297-16

- _ "• •

-48,234 59

- 34,335 88 • 56,722 07

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Stock received.

- 15^85 91 41,324 34

• 29,405 08 . 26,78233

118,060 03 ' 14 ,796 02

8,235 07 21,137 63 32,628 56 25,442 18 - 3,122 06

4,58838 48 00

200 00 16,335 58 4,169 88

10,205 10 2,244 90

. 642 05 2;949 01

--, 5,939 72

11,167 94 2,-628 .24

-147 27 -32,866 31 47,121 12

,- 44,258 79 9,971 04

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Sparta Demopolis, -Washington Augusta - -Mount Salus Columbus -New Orleans Opelousas - ^ "Ouachita . - :-St. Helena^ -

_ Detroit - -—White_Pj'g_e_on. Prairie

Monroe - . -Batesville - - . Little Rock -, Wa-shingtoiiv, r -Fayetteville

. Tallahassee .St. Augustine

Total . -

. do. -do. - .

Mississippi do.

. do. -do.

Louisiana. do. -do. do.

Michigan do.

^ doi ^ Arkansas.

do. •do. 'do.

Florida -dp. " '

949 19

559 87

327 95

38,600 04

1,753 83

1,861 16

1,431 62

700-83

40,888 77

2,458 13

^ .213 34

39,167 74

' 265 70 1,323 57

477 50

187 87

275,70

39,925 75

Add\amount of stock issued at the Treasury, -under the fourth section of the act of the 23d May, 1828, for moneys for-Teited (onlands sold at New York in the year 1787) by Edgar and Macomb- - ^ •- ^ '„ -- .

\ / - ' ' \ - .' - • Aggregate -

55,769 17

3,210.78

1,101 59

589,213 34

29,.782.75.

.-^618,996 09

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, General Land Office. Nomniber SO, 1833'. -

1,026 20 265-70

31,345 83

23,90,9 05

2,801 90

10,130 03 - -16 00

11,200 00

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A S C H E D U-LE. exhibiting the number ofi each descripiion ofi warrants v/hich havebeen satisfied witk scrip ; the^ qiian­tity ofi land fior wkich scrip has been issued J the amount thereof in/money at one dollar and twenty five centsper acre, with their several totals ; togetlier with the whole number of certificates ofi scrip issued, under the jirovisions of the acts

- ofi May 30, 1830, Juhj 13, 1832, and March 2, 1833. " .. ' " ,

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.• ' Description.of warrant. ' " • ,

Virginia State'.^ne-and navy ^ '-'•'. - . . . Yirginia continental line - - • -. - - -UnitedStates ' - - ., ' - .- \ - •, i -

^ ' , - • ' , . , • - ' . - _ ' _ • • - - .

iNumber "of warrants.

.558 , "• 308 -

• • ' .424 -

1,290

Acres of lanjj,

1

521,354 ' . 251-,07G-"

: , 78,450 •

.- ,850„874

Amount in money.

' 1651,692-50 ' ' '313,837 50

. > 98,062.50-

1,063,592 50

'Total number of certificates of

. scrip issued.

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10,731

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. . land ofiices in Ohio, hidiana, and Illinois^ during tke years 1830, 1831, 1832, and first three quarters ofi 1833.

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1 Marietta ——^Zanesville

Steubenville _ Chillicothe _ „ Cincinnati Wooster Piqua and Wapaghkonetta Tiflin and Bucyrus

Total in Ohio

Jeffersonville - « Vincennes Indianapolis ^ _ Crawfordsville Fort Wayne _

Total in Indiana -

Shawneetown Kaskaskia - " .-

. Edwardsville - . Vandalia - " -Palestine Springfield\ -Danville Gluincy „ _

Tdtal in Illinois

Grand total

States.

Ohio do. ^ do. do. ^ do. do.-. do. » , do. . ^

Indiana ^ do. do. _ -do.

• d o . ,«

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1830.

SlOO 00 . 3,816 67

"250 00

4,106 67

».

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4,166 67

1831.

S124 25 .59,737 79

125 00 14,270 24 6,601 27 1,050 00-

. 550 00 3,748 10

86,506 65

11,638 75 - 425 00 59,447 04 31,995 00

- 103,505 79

225 00 400 00

.12,309 58 9,751 99

800 00 ' 15,799 26

500 00

39,785 83

- 229,798 27

1832. •

^ S69,973 03

125 00 18,976 62 2,216 66

1^025 00 2,224 37

94,540 68

14,.558 65 125 00

94,686 41 22,254,99

2,648 55

134,273 60

700 00 225 00

13,511 11 650 00 225 00 .

10,753 31 1,450 00

27,514 42

256,328'70

;3quarters--of 1833.

^100 00 _ 50,791 07

998 75 ^ 29,561 18

1,287 00 550 00

31,815 83 . 10,834 58

- 125 ,.938 41

11,829 60 600 00

79,475 69 '17,728 94

3,195 90

112,830 13

50 00

7,100 00 400-00

14,502 07 2,950 00

763 43

25,765 50

.264,534 04

Total in each office.

fli;624 25 . .. 184j318 56

1,248 75 63,058 04 10,104 93

- 1,60000 33,390 83 16,807 05

311,152 41

38,027 00 . 1,150 00 233,609 14

71,978 93 5,844 46

3.50,609 52

975 00 625 00

.32,920 69 10,801 99

1,025 00 41,054 64 4,900 00

763 43

93,065 75

754,827 68

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INDEX TO

REPORTS OF 'THE. SECRETARY OF T H E TREASURY

ON THE

FINANCES, THE PUBLIC DEPOSITEE, AND THE CURRENCY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM 1829 TO 1836, INCLUSIVE.

•A.

Page Appraisement of goods under the act of 28th May, 1830.—Diffi-

culties existing in-the 91 Appraisement of goods be made at value,in the place of importation,

and not by foreign invoice.—Recommendation that the 94 Appraisers of imported goods, arid suggesting an additional appoint-

ment in New York.—Remarks on the arduous duties of 12 Appropriations unexpended at the close of 1829, and applicable

to 1830 6 unexpended at the close of 183Q, and applicable

to 1831 ' ' • 86,87,89 unexpended at the close of 1831, and applicable

to 1832 ^ 218,219 unexpended at the close of 1832, and applicable

to 1833 ' - \ 284 unexpended at the close of 1833, and applicable

to 1834 379 unexpended at the close of 1834, and applicable

to 1835 - 464 unexpended at the close of 1835, and applicable

to 1836 , ' 628 unexpended at the close of 1836, and .applicable

to 1837 681 for various public objects on the payment of the

public, debt.—Recommending 226 by . legalizing the seizure, by the Bank United

States of funds in its own hands.—The Secre-tary of the Treasury complains of-a probable undue exercise of power by the Judiciary, in-stead of Congress and the Executive, to make 470

by Congress greatly exceeding the estimates, and the necessity ftom this cause for larger surplus on the 1st January of each year.—Remarks of Secretary of the Treasury on the effect of 473

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Appropriations in doubtful- cases of constitutional right in the General Government.—Remarks on

expenditures and collections in each State in 1834.—Statement of the

receipts and expenditures forl833,1834, and 1835. —Statement of the estimates

Army, more desirable as regards the regulation of the tariff for revenue.—A fixed amount for the ordinary peace establishment of the

Attorney General on me claims of the Bank of the United States, fir damages on protested bill of exchange on France—Opinion of the

on [the seizure of the dividends/on stock of united States in Bank of United States, to pay damages, &c. on said protested bill of exchange on France—Opinion of the

Attorneys and marshals, and Custom-house and land officers.—-Provision of law necjessary to compel the surrender of books and papers by .

Attorneys and customhouse officers.—Relative to dividing com-missions for compensation of

Attorneys.—Propriety of requiring bonds from: district

Page.

474

608

654

.472

508, 513

517

12

12 700 617 Austria,at different periods.—Currency;of

B.

Balances in the Treasury, on 1st January, 1828 5 1829' 5,85' 1830 85,217 1831 217,283 1832 283, 377 1833 377, 463 1834 463, 627 ,1835 627, 679 1836 ' 679

Balance, on estimate, in Treasury, on 1st January, 1837 680 Balance in Treasury on 1st January of each year.—Remarks on

the effect of appropriations by Congress greatly exceeding the estimates, and. the .necessity from this cause of a larger - 473

Balance expected to be in the Treasury on Jam 1,1830.—Estimated 6 1831, do. 10,86 1832, do. 218 1833, do. 284 1834, do. 378 1835, do. 464 1836, do. 628 1837, do. 682

Bank United States.—Dividends on stock of the, for 1828 - 5 ;

1829 85 1830 - 217 1831 283

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Page. Bank United States.—Dividends on stock of the, for 1832 - 377

1833 463 1834 627 1835, 679

first three quarters of 1836 679 in 1829.—General remarks on subject of the

bank and stock in the 9 in 1831.—General remarks on subject of the

bank and stock in the 223 in 1832.—General remarks on subject, of the

bank and stock in the 294 in 1833.—General remarks on subject of the

bank and stock in the 337, 384 in 1834—General remarks on subject of the

bank and stock in the 451,468, 557 in 1835.—General remarks on subject of the

bank and stock in. the 647 in 1836.—General remarks on subject of the

bank and stock in the 685 to the payment of the public debt by 3d March,

1833.---Application of thestopk in the - 222 Statement .of advantages in the fiscal operations

of the. Government, by the agency, and re-commending a renewal of the charter of the 223

regarded as an object of great importance, as concerns the Treasures of the Government and the currency of the country.—The - 234

in paving part of the public debt.—Agency of the 294

and placing them in State banks.—Reasons of the Secretary of the Treasury, on 3d Decem-

ber, 1833, for removing the deposites of, the public money from the <- 337

Docurnenh transmitted with said report viz ; A.—Report of the Government directors, Bank United States,

22d April, 1833 \ 357 B.—Report of the Government directors: Bank United

States, 19th August, $33 ' 364 C.—Instructions to the collector at Philadelphia, 26th Sep-

tember, 1833 * 368 D.—Letter selecting the (krard Bank of Philadelphia as a

depository of public mone^ 26th September, 1833 369 Note.-r-Similar letters to Commonwealth Bank, and the

Merchants' Bank, at Boston; the Manhattan Company, Mechanics' Bank, and Bank of America, at the city of New York ; and Union Bank of Maryland, at Baltimore 369

E.—Letter to United States Bank at Philadelphia, to deliver to collector of the customs there, all duty bonds to United States payable on and after 1st October, 1833 369

Note.—Similar letters were addressed to the offices of the Bank of the United States, at Boston, New York, and

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F.-^-Letter from c executed by the; Girard Bank

ollector, Philadelphia, transmitting contract

G.—Contract exe>

wealth Bank, a

Mited by the Girard Bank Note.—Similar contracts were executed by the Common-

nd .Merchants' Bank, of Boston'; the Man-hattan Company, Mechanics' Bank, and Bank of America, at New York Bank of the Virginia, at Ri< Planters' Bank

Union Bank of Maryland, at Baltimore , Metropolis, Washington City'; Bank of

^hmond, for' itself and branch at Norfolk.: of Georgia, at Savannah, and. the Union

Bank of Louisiana, also, Commercial Bank, New Orleans H.—From the pre sident of the. Girard Bank, announcing the

execution of the contract I .—To the Maine Bank, at Portland, selecting that institu-

t i o n s a depository, &c. Note.—Similar.lei ters sent to Commercial Bank, Portsmouth,

'New Hampshire ; branch of Bank of Alabama, at Mobile , Planters' Bank* of Mississippi, at Natchez ; Union Bank of Tennessee, Nashville;. Franklin Bank of Cincinnati, Ohio , Bank ofYirginia at Richmond, branch of Bank of Virginia,• at Norfolk, Bank of the Metropolis, City of Washington, Bank of Burlington, in Vermont; Arcade Bank, Provider] Bank-, at Hartfo: and Commercic

K.—Frorn .the pi

ce, Rhode Island, Farmers and Mechanics' d, Connecticut, Union Bank of Louisiana, .1 Bank,-New Orleans •esident of Maine Bank, at Portland, with/

contract executed by that bank 2U ted by the Maine Bank, at Portland L,—Contract exe

Note.—Similar contracts were executed-by the Commercial' Bank, at Portsmouth, New , Hampshire, Farmers and Mechanics' Bank-of Hartford, Connecticut; Arcane Bank; at. Providence, Rhode Island, and Bank of purlington, Vermont -

From president of Franklin Bank of Cincinnati, with contract executed by that bank

:u.ted by Franklin Bank 'A Cincinnati Dntracts were executed by Union' Pank of

N.—Con tract exe< Note.—Similar

Natchez ; bran O.—Regulations

the President o:

Tennessee, at Nashville, Planters'- B/nk of Mississippi, at h of Bank of Alabama, at .Mobile

of Secretary of the/Treasury approved by f the United Statesi>r deposites of the public

money in selected banks, by disbursing. officers of the Government •

p.—Communicatons from Secretary of the Treasury to the Departments of State, War,-and Navy, relative to de-posite of public money in the hands, of disbursing agents

Bank United- StateSj that this bank was not necessary for tile Gov-ernment or the pepple ; regulation of de-, positesin State banks, and improvement of the currency.^Reasons of the Secretary of the Treasury, on 15th April, 183'4, for re-moving the deposites from the

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370

371

372

372

373 373

373

-374 375

375

376

376

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Page. Bank United States, for seizing upon dividends on stock.to secure

the amount of damages on protested bill of exchange for French indemnity.—The Secretary of the Tree^sury corhplains against the - ' 468

•Bank United States, opinion of the Attorney General on said seizure 517 Bank United States, for damages on account of the removal of the

'deposites.—Remarks of Secretary of the Treasury relative to demand by the 478

Bank United States, for said damages,—'Opinion of the Attorney General on claim of the - 508, 513

Bank United States, for' damages and other costs on the bill of exchange, for the French indemnity, and opinion of Attorney General on same.—Correspondence and statement of charges by the • 509

Bank United States, in 1832, 1833, and 1834,—Amount of do-mestic exchanges by the branches of the 615

Bank United States—Circular to all receivers of public'money, rela-tive to receipt of checks or drafts,of branches of the 618

Bank United States, in relation to tHe stock owned by the United States therein.—Correspondence between the Secretary of thes Treasury and the 663

Bank United States, near the 1st January, 1835.—Condition of the 670 Bank United States, near the 1st December, 1835.—Condition

of the > 674 Bank United States, concerning the- amount due to the United

•States on account .of stock held in that bank—Correspondence with the 715

Bank United States, &c,, concerning amount and distribution of the proceeds of its stock.—Report of committee of 717

Bank United States, with estimate of their value on 3d March, 1836.—Debts and effects of the v 719, 733

Bank United States, in relation to delay in furnishing certain in-formation concerning the interest of United! States in that bank -and views of the Treasury Department concerning the amount due to the United States,—Letters to the president of the 736

Bank United States.—Letter to C. C, Cambreleng,. H. D. Gilpin, and John White, relative to the same ' 741

Bank is agreeable to the' constitution, and indispensable to the fiscal operations of the Government.—Opinion that the estab-lishment of a national - 224

Bank stock owned by the United States.—List of canal and 536 Banks.—Suggestions concerning the payment of interest on depos-

ites in' v 478 Banks as depositories of the ,same, December 12, 1834.—Report

from the Secretary ,of the Treasury, stating the present system of keeping and disbursing the public money, and reasons for reinoying the deposites from the Bank United States, and selecting certain State 557

Banks selected as depositories of the public money, on certain terms, to December. 1834,—List of 601

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Banks selected as depositories, and means to meet demands on them.—Condition Jin certain respects, of

Banks with that of the Bank of the United States and Bank of England.—Comparison of the condition, as regards circulation, deposite, specie, &c.? of State

Banks and, others indebted to the Government, with amounts clue the United States at, the time of failure.—List of old deposite-

Banks about September .1,1834.—i^mount of domestic exchanges by three of,the selected State

Bank paper and specie of the United States and several countries of Europe, at different periods.—Circulation or cur-rency of*

Banks incorporated by Congress in the District of Columbia.; when incorporated; when selected as depositories of the Gov-ernment; when stopped payment, and amount then due to the

List of -'ency, in 1836.—Explanatory remarks con-te 1835, &c.—Statement of the condition of the selected as depositories near the 1st January, of those State elected as depositories near the 1st December, of those less denomination than five dollars.—Cir-ecting and receiving officers, with instruc-

tions not to receive Banks.—Remarks ojn the keeping of the public money, and state of

the deposite

United States. Banks and the cur]

cerning the depos Banks in 1834 arid Banks which were

1835.—Condition Banks which were

1835.—Condition Bank notes >;of a

cular to .all coll

Banks and in circul Banks near Noveml Banks near 1st Jim <

accounts of depo Bank of " Vooster, a

dition of the -Banks of deposite

amount of drafts subject to draft; Amount to the c various

ation in 1833,1834,1835, and 1836.—Specie in ber 1, 1836.—Condition of the. several deposite e and 1st November, 1836„—Recapitulation of site deposite bank,, on 7th November, 1836.—Con-

and the Mint, to 1st December, 1836: the 'and warrants issued and unpaid, and amount and the amount of future transfers ordered.—r

redit of the Treasurer of the United States in

Banks, relative to excessive bank credits, and encouragement thereby to. speculate on, and monopolize purchases of, public lands.—Circular to deposite

Bills of exchange in 1832, 1833, and 1834.—Amount of domestic Bill of exchange, (see French indemnity.)—Protested. Bonds.—Remarks (relative Xo custom-house in 1829

1B30 1831 1832\ 1833 1835 1836

Page.

602

602

604

615

616

619

646 664

670

674

678

690 696 746

758

759

760

764 615

9 88

234 . '287

369,381 633 684

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Bonds from district attorneys.—Propriety of requiring .700 Books and papers by attorneys, marshals, custom-house and land

officers.—Provision |of law necessary to compel the surrender of 12 Bounties on vessels employed'in the fisheries.^Remarks on 12 Bounties and allowances to vessels employed >in the' fisheries in

1828.—Amountof ' 18 Bounties and allowances to vessels employed in the fisheries in

1829.—Amountof ' - - 96 Bounties and allowances to vessels employed.-in the fisheries in.

1830.—Amount of . 236 Bounties and allowances to vessels employed in the fisheries in

183L—Amountof 297 Bounties and allowances to vessels employed in the fisheries in

1832.—Amountof . 386 Bullion imported each ;year from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Value of 128

C.

Canada, and other adjacent foreign territories.—Suggestions for regulating importations from 13

Canals to, a proper extent.—Remarks on the propriety of encour-aging the construction of roads and - 233

Canal and bank stocks held by. the United States in I834.~i-List of 536 Capital.—Considerations regarding the exercise of the money

power of the Government to regulate the unequal action of 16 Cash payments and short credits upon the revenue.—Effect of 381. Chickasaw Indians in 1836.—Receipts and expenditures oh ac-

count of the 681 Circular to collecting and receiving officers, with instructions not

to receive, bank notes of a less denomination than $5 678 Civil, diplomatic,, and miscellaneous expenditures, (see Expendi-

tures.) Civil, diplomatic, and miscellaneous expenditures for present and

ensuing year.-^-Estimate of. (See Estimates.) Clearances.—Amount of passports, and.—(See Passportsc) Coast to the Navy Department, &c.—Remarks on transfer of the

survey of the - 482 Coasting vessels be applied to vessels coming from adjacent for-

eign territories.—Recommendation that regulations for 13 Coasting trade to prevent smuggling.—Suggestions for regulating

the - - - 14 Coffee imported from 1821 to 1829, inclusive—Quantity and

value of - 146 Coffee exported from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Quantity and

value of " - 193 €offee imported in 1828.—Quantity and amount of duty.on 19

1829.—Quantity and amount of duty on 98 1830.—Quantity and amount of duty on 238 1831.—Quantity and amount of duty on 299 1832.—Quantity and amount of duty on 388

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Coinage of gold of \ alue of one dollar, and regulations for the icerning the coins in bank, circulation, &c.—Remarks

one dollar, and information relative to coin-1834.—Recommendation for making gold duties on imports—Effect that relative and n iportations of gold and silver see Duties.)

Collection of duties in 1828.—Expenses of 1829.—Expenses of 1830.—Expenses of

I 1831.—Expenses of 1832.—Expenses of

Collectors.—(See Custom-house officers.) Collector of the customs'at Philadelphia relative .to deposites.—In-

structions to Collectors not to recefve bank notes of a less denomination than

$>5.-^-Circular to

Mint.—Remarks concerning the Coinage at the Mint,

relative to increase Coins of the value of

age at the Mint in Coins have upon the

true value of foreij Coin in 1833-'4—In Collection of duties, (

Colleges.—Quantity c Commerce with the W

f land granted to States, for est Indies.—Suggestions for improvement of

Compensation to custom-house officers.—Relative to inequality, &c. of* wnpensation.—Recommendation that the commissions allowed to collectors on bonds be divided between them and district attorneys as

Consumption of impo: Contracts made with deposite banks Cordage, (see Duties o H.

in relation to bill of Correspondence with

amount due the' Un that bank

Cottons, (see Duties or

ts (see Imports.)

Page,

479

694

479

94 620

18 96

236 297 386

36.8

678 662

15

12

12 370, 373, 374, 3,75

Cordage in 1829 and 1-830—Amount of\ duties secured on Correspondence of Treasury Department with Bank United States

exchange oh France the Bank United States concerning the

ited States on account of the stock held in

Cotton recommended for protecting duties Cottons in 1829 and 1830.—Amount of duty secured on Cotton for various periods from 1792 to 1834.—Quantity and

value of exports of :Cotton trade.—Remarks upon the importance of the Credit system.—Suggestions of improvement in the mbde of col-

lecting, duties on imports, or Credit.—Remarks on tpe importance of a national bank in main-

taining the public Credits on revenue borbds..—Statement of the effect or operation

he act of 1:4th July, 1832, abolishing long [States.—Opinion ofL. McLane,Secretary (jcember, 1831, as to the important agency of

upon the revenue of Currency of the United

of theTreasury, in D

270

505

710

230 270

659 685

15

223

381

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Page-Currency, on 15th April, 1834.—Recommendation of R.B. Taney,

Secretary of the Treasury, for the establishment of the 451 Currency, on December, 3, 1833.—Recommendation of R. B.

Taney, Secretary of the Treasury, for the establishment of the_ 337 Currency.—Remarks of the Secretary of . the Treasury stating

present mode of keeping and disbursing the public money, as regards the regulation of our -0 ' 573

Currency, in the United States and several nations of Europe, at different periods.—Circulation in specie and paper, or ,616

Currency in 1836.—Explanatory remarks concerning the depos-ite banks and the 646

Currency of specie, by refusing to receive, on, .the part of the United States, bank notes o.f a less denomination than $5.— Circular to encourage the - 678

Currency of the United States.—Remarks on the operations of the Mint and the 694

Custom-house bonds.—(See Bonds.) Custom-house officers.—Relative to inequality, &c. of compensa-

tion to ' • 12 Custom-house officers.—Provision of law necessary to compel the

surrender of books and papers by attorneys, marshals, land and 12 Custom-house officers.—Remarks concerning the compensation to 700 Customs.—(See Receipts from.) Customs.—Receipts from.—(See Receipts.) Customs.—Estimate of receipts from.—(See Estimates.) Customs for 1836.—Explanations of estimates of receipts from 631 Customs.—Relative to inadequacy of compensation to officers of

the ' 226 Cutter service.—Relative to pay of officers in the revenue 92 Cutter service.—Suggestions for thev improvement of the revenue 481

P.

Damages on bill of exchange.—(See-French indemnity,) Debentures.—(See Drawback.) Debt in 1828.—Payments on account of public 5, 32

1829.—Payments on accounit of public - 85. I l l 1830.—Payments on account of public 87, 253 1831.—Payments on account of public 283, 317 1832.—Payments,on account of public 377 1833.—Payments on account of public 463 1834.—Payments on account of public 627 1835.—Payments on account of public • 479 1836.—Payments on account of public - 681

Debt on 1st January, 1829.—Amount and description of the fund-ed and unfunded public 7

1830.—Amount and description of the fund-ed and unfunded public ( 7,43 87

1831.—Amount and description of the fund-ed and unfunded public - 87, 122,219

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Debt oil 1st January, j.832.—Amount, and description of the fund-ed.and unfunded public

f833.—Amount and description of the fund-ed and unfunded public

J.834.—Amount and description of the fund-ed and unfunded public

|835.—Amount and description_of the fund-ed and. unfunded public

1836.—Amount and description of the fund-ed an$ unfunded public

Debt.—Estimates in 1|329, of expenditures for present and ensu-ing year.on account of the public

1830, of expenditures for present and ensuing year on account of the .public

1831, of expenditures for present and ensuing year on account of the public

1|832, of expenditures,for present and ensuing year on account of the public

l|833, of expenditures for present, and ensuing year on account of the public

1834, of expendituresrfor present and ensuing year on account of the public

1|835, of expenditures for present and ensuing : year on account of the public

lp3v6, of expenditures for present and ensuing year on account of the public

Debt redeemable in 1829.—Amount of public 1530.—Amount of public 1831.—Amount of public 1832.— Amount of public IS33.—Amount of public 1£34.—Amount of public 1£35.—Amount of public 1536.—Amount of public

Debt and reduction of duties.—Advantages anticipated from the payment of the publ: c

Debt shall be paid.—Relative to .the fiscal operations of the Gov-ernment when the public

Debt, (see Surplus.)—Surplus fund applied to payment of public. Debt on the 3d March, 1833.—Calculation for the total extin-

guishment of the public Debt.—Remarks concerning the agency of the iBank of the United

States in paying part of the public Debt on 1st January, 1.834.—Calculation for the total extinguish-

ment of the public Debt be brought to the seat of Government.—Recommendation

tiiat the books and papers relating to the public for. on 1st October, 1833.;—Statement of dyanced for payment of-the public

Debt, and not applied moneys previously

Debt, and amount rem marks on the final e

Page.

220,268

286. 330

380,422

466,. 504

681

6, 10

86, 89

219, 221

285,288

379

465

629

Debt.—Remarks concerning the final payment of the public lining unpaid on 1st January, 1836.-xtinguishment of the public

-Re-

681 7 8 8

629

17

90

222

294

379

384

423 474

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Page. Debt and army land warrants received in payment for the public

land.—Amount of certificates of public - 661 Debt, funded and unfunded, and its condition in 1836.—Remarks

on expenditures on account of the public * . 681 Debtors to United States for duties in 1831.—Recommending re-

lief to insolvent - - 235 Debtors.—Suggestion, for continuance of act for relief of insolvent 700 Denmark.—Amount of first and second instalments under treaty

with , 283 Denmark in Treasury in 1836.—Awards under convention with 714 Deposites from the Bank of the United States, and placing them in

State banks, with names of, and instructions to, same.—Rea-sons of the Secretary of the Treasury, on 3d December, 18333. for removing the' - 337

Deposites of the public money in selected banks by disbursing officers of the Government.—Regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury approved by the President of the United States* for - 376

Deposites from the Bank of the United States.—Reasons of the Secretary of the Treasury, on 15th April, 1834, for removing the " 451

Deposites in banks.—Suggestions concerning the payment of in-terest on " - 478

Deposite banks and the currency in 1836.—Explanatory remarks concerning the 646

Deposite banks.—Remarks on the keeping of the public money, and state of the 690

Deposite banks near 1st November, 1836.—Condition of the several 746 Deposite, banks near 1st June and 1st November, 1836.—Recapit-

ulation of accounts of 758 Deposite bank, on 7th November, 1836.—Condition of the Bank

ofWooster, a ^ ,759 Deposite banks on 1st December, 1836.—Amount to credit of the

Treasurer of the United States, <fcc. in the 760-Deposite banks to prevent encouragement of monopolies in pur-

chases of public lands by excessive bank credits.—Circular to 764 Deposite banks.—(See Banks.) Depositories for the same.—Report of the Secretary of the Trea-

sury, December, 1834, stating the present system of keeping and disbursing the public money, and reasons for selecting certain banks as • 557

Depositories of the public money in 1834.—List of banks selected as 601

Depositories >of public moneys in the District of Columbia, &c.— List of 619

Diplomatic expenses.—(See Expenditures.) Directors of the Bank of the United States.—Reports of Govern-

ment 357, 364 Direct tax in Treasury in 1836.—Surplus proceeds of property

sold for 714

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when incorporated;. when selected as de-overnment: when stopped payment, and United States.—List of banks incorporated

District of Columbia; positories of the Gjc amount then due to by Congress in the

Dividends on stock of| the Bank of the United States.—(See Re-ceipts from.)

Dividends on stock.—(KSee JBank of the United. States.) Drafts of branches of the United States Bank for dues.—Circular

to collectors of customs and receivers of public money, relative to receipt of checks or

Drawback of duties in 1828.—Debentures for 1829.—Debentures for 1830.—Debentures for-1831.—Debentures for 1832.—Debentures for

Drawback.—Regulations for storing goods for the benefit of Drawback.—Duties charged on'carriages and horses from adja-M cent foreignoterritories without benefit of

Drawback of duties, in 1829. —Debentures for Drawback on refined sugar in 1829.—Debentures for Duties on imports and tonnage, (see Receipts from customs.)—

Amountof. Duties, (see Collection.)—Expenses of collection of. Duties on imports.—Pjan proposed by Mr. Ingham, in 1829, for

reduction of Duties on woollen goocjs.—Construction of law relative to calcu-. lating the

Duties on carriages and horses, without benefit of drawback-Travellers, from adjacent foreign territories to pay

Duties,on imports, or the credit system;—Suggestions for improve-ment in the mode of collecting

Duties.—Advantages anticipated from the payment of the public debt and reduction of

Duties in 1828 on imports not produced or manufactured in the United States.—Amount of

Duties of Great Britain for 1890.—Tariff of Duties of France for 1822.—Tariff of Duties of Russia for 1822.—'Tariff of Duties of Naples for 1824.—Tariff of Duties under tariff acts of 1830.—Reduction in 1831 of Duties, as to retain sufficient for the support of Government and

payment of the public debt—Suggestions so to regulate the re-duction of

Duties, owing to different valuation of goods.—Difficulty in estab-lishing uniformity in the

Duties, owing to the difference between the relative and true value of foreign coins.—Inequality in

Duties, specific and1 ad valorem, and expenses of collecting same in 1828.—Value and quantity of imports, and amount of

Duties, specific and ad valorem, and expenses of collecting same in 1823—Value and quantity of imports, and amount of

Page.

619

618 18. 96

236 297 3.86

13

13 96 96

10

11

13

15

17

44 45 61 71 78 89

90

92

94

19

97

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Duties, specific and ad valorem, and expenses of collecting same -in 1830.—Value and quantity of imports, and amount of 237

Duties, specific and ad valorem, and expenses of collecting same in 1831.—Value and quantity bf imports, and amount of 298

Duties, specific and ad valorem, and expenses of collecting same in 1832.—Value and quantity of imports, and amount of 388

Duties on enumerated articles in 1828.—Quantity and amount of 20 1829. —Gluantity and amount of 98 1830.— Quantity and amount of 238 1831.—Quantity'and amount of 299 1832.-^Quantity and amount of 388

Duties to subserve the wants of the Government after the, payment of the public debt.—Propriety of a revision and alteration of the tariff of 226,229

Duties in 1831.—Amount and prospect of payment of bonds for 234 Duties secured on woollen goods, wool, cottons, iron, hemp, cor-

dage, and su<rar, in 1829 and 1830.—Amount of s 269 Duties to be refunded under act of 14th'July, 1832.—Estimate of 287 Duties to. the wants of the Government.—Suggestions in 1832 for

the reduction of 28.8 Duties. -Considerations regarding the execution of the act of

14th July, 1832, for refunding certain 292 Duties under act of 14th July, 1832.—Effect upon the revenue of

short credits and cash 381 Duties in 1834.—Opinion that the,revenue would not admit of

any reduction of 383 Duties for , protection only should be abandoned.—Suggestions

that 384 Duties, and free of duty, in 1S32,1833,1834, and 1835.—Value

of exports, and consumption and value of imports paying 655 Duties on imports, so as to reduce them to the wants of the Gov-

ernment.—Suggestions for change of 687 Duty, in each year, from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Value and

quantity of merchandise free of 124 Duty ad valorem, from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Value and quan-

tity of merchandise subject to 129 Duly, specific, from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Value and quantity

of merchandise subject to / 139

E.

Edgar & Macomb, at New York, in 1787.—Amount of stock issued at the Treasury for lands sold to 271

Effective, (see Funds.)—Funds not. Estimated balances, (see Balances.) Estimates of receipts for present year, in, 1829 6

1830 86 1831 218 1832 284 1833 378 1834 -464

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Estimates of receipts | for present year, in 1S35. 1 1 8 3 6

Estimates of receipts for ensuing-- year, in 1829 1830

'I 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 I- 1836

Estimates for 1837.—Explanation of the Estimate of expenditiues for present year, in 1829

1830;

1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836

Estimates for 1836, w 1842.—Explanation;

Estimate of expenditui

nth suggestions on probable changes, to of the

i|es for ensuing year, in 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833 1834

, 1835 '' 1836

Estimates of revenue.4—Considerations connected with receipts from sales of lands ajnd from customs, to be taken into view in future

Estimates of revenue, sales, and reduction

-Remarks relative to the operations of land of duties under the tariff,'on the

Estimates, appropriations, and expenditures, for 1832,-'3,-'4 Estimates of receipts from public lands for 1836.—Explanation of Estimates of receipts as: to customs and lands for 1836.—Difficul-

ties in, Estimates of receipts from miscellaneous sources for 1836.—Ex-

planation of Estimate of expenditures for 1836.—Explanation of the Estimates, appropriations, receipts, and expenditures, for 1833; '4,

and '5.—Statement of Europe, at different peiiods.—Circulation in specie arid paper, or

currency in the United States and several nations of Europe in 1824.—Curr Europe and America ir

'3, and '4.—Amount Expenditures, (see Esti Expenditures, including public debt, for 1827

:ncy of 1829. -Currency of

Exchanges by the branc hes of the Bank of United States in 1832, of domestic mates of.)

Page. 628 679

9,10 88

220 286 380 466 629 682 683

6 86

218 284 378 464 628 679

631 9, 10

88 221 286-380 466 629 682

90

470 535 637

639

640 641

654

6f6 617 617

615

5

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INI)EX, 779

Page. Expenditures, including- public debt for 1828 5, 27

1829, 85, 105 lflSO ,217,246 1831 283, 310, 377 1832 377= 400,' 535 1833 463,484/535 1834 627 1835 679 three quarters of 1836 703

Expenditures, civil, diplomatic and miscellaneous, for 1828 5, 27 1829 85,'105 1830 217, .246 1831 283,310 1832 377,400 1833 463,484 1834 627 1835 679

Expenditures, civil, miscellaneous, and diplomatic, for three quarters of 1836 703

Expenditures, military service, ihcludingfortifications, ordnance, Indian affairs, pensions, and arming militia, for 1828 5, 28

1829 85,106 1830 217,247 1831 283, 311 1832 377,402 1833 463, 486 1834 627 1835 679

Expenditures, military service, including fortifications, ordnance, Indian affairs, and arming militia, for three quarters of 1836 704

Expenditures, navai service, gradual increase, &c., for 1828 5, 31 1829 85, 110 1830 217,2.52 1831 283,315 1832: 377. 406 1833 463, 493 1834 627 1835 679

Expenditures, naval service, gradual increase, &c., for three quarters of 1836 711

Expenditure on account of the public debt in 1828 5 r32 1829, 85, 111 1830 217,253 1831 283, 317 1832 - - 377,408 1833 - 463,494 1834 627 1835 679

Expenditure on account of the public' debt for .three, quarters of 1836 680

Expenditures.—Remarks relative to the powers exercised by the Treasury regarding incidental 11

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—Estimates, appropriations, and LS34.—Statement of the appropri-

-'3,-4.-State in Lid

-Explanation of the estimate of '4,-5.—Statement of estimates, appropri-

Expenditu.res for 1832 Expenditures in each

ations, collections, a Expenditures for 1836 Expenditures, for 1833

ations, receipts, and Expenses of collecting} the revenue, (see Duties.)

,o 1829, inclusive.—Quantity and value of

1829, inclusive—Total value of foreign

Exported from 1821 foreign merchandise

Exported from 1821 tc merchandise

Exported in 1834.—Ajnount of bullion and specie imported and Exports in 1829.—Estimated amount or value of

1830.—Estimated amount or value of siimated amount or value of stimated amount pr value of stimated amount or value of

1834.—Estimated am'ount or value of 1835.—Estimated amount or value of 1836.—Estimated amount or value df

lion for 1^832,-'3,-'4, and '5.-^Value of im-ports free and pay in duty, and value pf

Exports, and consumption of foreign merchandise, from 1789 to ^tatement of imports

exports of domestic produce, from 1789 to • the whole value of \\arious periods from 1792 to 1834.—Quan-

1831.—Es 1832.—Es 1833.—Es

Exports and consumpl

1835, inclusive.—St Exports, and value of

-1835.—Statement of Exports of co.tton for a

tity and value of

Page, 535

608 641

654

174

216 625

9 88

220 287 381 467 631 684

655

656

658

659

Fees of office, (see Compensation.) Finances for 1829, b}

1830, b} 1831, by 1832, by 1833,by 1834, by 1835, by. 1836, by

Finances.—Remarks retary of the ^Freasn

S. D. Ingham, Secretary.—Report on the 5 S. D. Ingham, Secretary.—Report on the 85 Louis McLane, Secretary.—Report c>n the 217 Louis.McLane, Secretary—Report on the 283 Roger B. Taney, Secretary.—Report on the 377 Levi Woodbury, Secretary.—Report on the 463 Levi Woodbury, Secretary.—Report on the 627 Levi Woodbury, Secretary.—Report on the 679 elative to the acts requiring from the Sec-ry an annual report on the 223

Fire-proof building.,—Relative to loss of valuable papers by the destruction of the Treasury building, and the necessity for pro-viding a ^ 385

Fiscal.operations of the Government when the public debt shall be paid.—Remarks relative-to 90

Fiscal year.—The Secretary of the Treasury, recommends a change in the 479

Fiscal year.—Suggestion for a change in the 701 Fish.—Relative to" duty on salt, and drawback on pickled 93

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Page, Pish imported from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Quantity and value

of = 170 Fish exported from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Quantity and value

of - 214 Fisheries.—Remarks relative to bounties on vessels employed in

the - 12 Fisheries in 1828.—Bounties and allowances to vessels employed

in the - 18 1829.—Bounties and allowances to vessels employed

in the 96 1830.—Bcjunties and allowances to vessels employed

in the 236 1831.—Bounties and allowances to vessels employed

in the - 297 1832.—Bounties and allowances to vessels employed

in the 386 Fishing vessels.—Regulation of licenses for coasting and 12 Foreign coin has upon the duties on imports.—Effect that rela-

tive and true value of 94 Foreign merchants.—Suggestions for establishing, a fair competi-

tion in trade between American and 94 Fortifications, &c., military service, (see Expenditures.) Fortifications.—Remarks as to cause for reduction of appropria-

tions for 472 France for 1832.—Tariff of duties of 61 France.—The Secretary of the Treasury complains that the Bank

of the United States had seized upon dividends upon stock, to secure the amount of damages on protested bills of exchange for the indemnity from - 468

France.—Loss to the United States by the discriminating duties in favor of silks and wines of 476

Franbe.—Correspondence and statement of the charges5 by the Bank of the United States, for damages and other costs on the bill of exchange for the' indemnity lrom 509

France at different periods.—Currency of 617 France in 1836.-^Re'ceipts and payments on account of indemni-

ty from - ^ 681 France.—Remarks concerning the reception of instalments due

under the treaty with - 700 Frauds on the revenue by smuggling.—Suggestions for preventing 13 Frauds on the revenue -by smuggling spices.—Suggestions for

preventing- - 91 Frauds in purchase of the public-lands.—Circular to prevent 764 Free of duty in each year from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Yalue

and quantity of merchandise - - 124 Fund, (see Surplus fund.) Funded and unfunded debt, (see Debt.) Funds not effective in 1829 - 6

1830 . 86 Funds not effective or available in 1831 « 218

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Page. Funds not effective ir available in 1833 379

1834 475 , 1835 - 628

1836' 680

Go

Gales & Seaton.—Pecuniary transactions of Messrs. 363 Ghent, in Treasury in 1836.—Balance of awards under treaty of 714 Gold coins of value of one dollar.—Recommendation for author-

izing the,making of 479 Gold and silver cur rency in the United States, and various other

countries, at different periods.—Amount of 616 Gold .and. silver bullion and specie imported into the- United

States in1833-'4.-j-Amount of * 620 Gold and silver bullion and specie in 1833-4—Amount of im-

ports and exports of 625 Great Britain in 1830.—Tariff of duties of 45 Great Britain—Relative and true value of the pound sterling of 94 Great Britain at different periods.—Condition of the Bank of

England, and currency of 602, 616

H.

Hemp.—(See Duties Hemp recommended Hemp in 1829 and* l: Holland in 1830—C Hospital fund in tru • Hospitals,—Relative

on.) for protecting duties 230 830.—Amount of duties on ~ 270 jrrehcy of 617 .st in Treasury in 1836.—Amount of navy 714 ;o sites for marine 701

I.

Illicit trade with adjacent foreign territories.—Suggestions to pre-vent - - 13

Imported and on tonnage in 1828.—^Quantity and amount of du-ty on enumerated e.rticles r 20

Imported arid on tonnage in 1829.—Quantity apd amount of du-ty on enumerated articles 98

Imported and on tonr age in 1830.—Quantity and amount of du-ty on enumerated,exticles 238

Imported and on tonn age-in 1831.—Quantity and amount of du-ty on enumerated articles - 298

Imported and on tonnage in 1832—Quantity and amount of du-ty on enumerated EJticles - .388

Imported into the United States in 1833-4*—Amount of gold and ^ silver bullion and s pecie - - '620

Imports for year ending Sep. 30,1830.—Estimated am't or value of 88 r 183L—Estimated am't or value of 220

1832.—Estimated am't or value of 287 1833.^Estimated am't or value of 381 Digitized for FRASER

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Page. Imports for year ending Sep, 30,. 1834.—Estimated am't or value of 467

1835.—Estimated am't or value of 631 1836.—Estimated am't or value of 684

Imports from adjacent foreign territories, to prevent illicit trade.— Suggestions for .the regulation of 13

Imports, the like of which'arejnot produced or manufactured in the United States.—Amount of duties in 1828,s on .enumerated articles of 44

Imports in each year, from 1821 to 1829, inclusive1—Value and quantity of 124

Imports in each year:, from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Total value of all ' 173

Imports, &c—Comparison of increase of population with the con-sumption of 633

Imports free and paying duty, for 1832-3-4, and '5.—Value of ex-ports and consumption, and value of 655

Imports, exports, and consumption of foreign merchandise from 1790 to 1835, inclusive.—Statement of 656

Improvements to a proper extent.—Remarks on propriety of en-couraging internal 233

Incidental receipts, (see Receipts.) Indian affairs, military service, &c., (see Expenditures.) Indians—Remarks on cause for reduction of-appropriations for 472 Indian schools in Treasury, in 1836.—Funds for support of 714 Insolvent debtors to United States, for duties in 183,5, &c.—Re-

commending relief to 235 Insolvent debtors.-—Suggestion for continuance of act for relief of 700 Interest on deposites, in banks.—Remarks on subject of demanding 478 Internal improvements and other objects.of a general nature-

Remarks on necessity for retaining means to provide, for works classed as ' 472

Ireland in 1832.,—Currency of - 617 Iron.—(See Duties on.) Iron recommended for protecting duties 230 Iron in 1829 and 1830.—Amount of duties secured on 270

J, Judiciary, instead of Congress and the Executive, to make appro-

priations, by legalizing the seizure by the Bank of the United States of funds in its own hands.—The Secretary of the Treas-ury complains of a probable undue exercise of power by the 470

L. Land granted as bounties during the late war,, arid to certain

States and Territories, for colleges, roads and canals, seats of Government, saline reservations, and common schools, to October, 1835.—Total quantity of - - - 662

Land Office, of the operations of that office in 1831.—Annual report of the Commissioner of the General 271

of the operationsaof that office in 1832.—Annual report of the Commissioner of the General - f_331

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Page, Land* Office, of the operations of that office in 1833.—Annual

report of the Commissioner of the General 428 of the, operations of that office in 1834.—Annual

report of the Commissioner of the General 537 Land Office in 1831—Considerations showing the necessity

of additional aid in :he General ^ 273, 281 Land Office in 4833,—Considerations showing the necessity

of additional'aid in the General 430 Land Office^—Precautions against the destruction by fire of the

archives, title-papers, &c., in the General 430 Land Office, and means necessary to bring them up.—Statement

of arrears of business in the General 433 Land Office.—Remarks of the Secretary of the Treasury, relative

to the increased business and operations of the General 482 Land Office.—Remarks concerning the business and supervision

of the Treasury Department over the General 699 Land patents for the President.—Additional labor, in the General

Land Office, caused by the law authorizing a secretary to sign 430 Land cases.—Difficulties, from the want in the General Land

Office of the statutes and the reports of adjudicated decisions of courts in the several States in 431

Land office in Indiana, in 1831.—Recommending an additional 273 Land offices in 1830 ar d 1831.—Amount of registers and receiv-

ers'returns, and operations of the several 276, 278 in 1831 and 1832.—Amount of registers and receiv-

ers' returns, and operations of the several 333, 335 in 1832 arid 1833.—Amount of registers and receiv-

ers' returns, and operations of the several 435, 437 in 1833 and 1834.—Amount of registers and receiv-

ers' returns, and operations of the several 540, 542 Lands in 1S31.—Operations and difficulties of the offices of Sur-

veyors General of public 271 in 1832.—Operations and difficulties of the offices of Sur-

veyors General of public - 331 in 1833.—Recommendation of additional provision for

surveying the public 432 Land officers.—Provision of law necessary to-compel the surren-

der of books and papers by attorneys, marshals, custom-house and 1 12

Lands.—Receipts from kale of, (see Receipts.) Land, and quantity sold.—Receipts in cash and scrip, and inci-

dental expenses, from sale of public: in 1828^ 5,24 in 1S29 - 85, 102 in 1830 - 217,242 in 1831 283, 305 in 1832 - 377,395 in 1833 - 463,548 in 1834 t - 627 in 1835 - 679 in three quarters of 1836 679

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Pag e Lands, for present and ensuing year, in 1829.—Estimate of re-

ceipts from public, (see Estimates.) Lands, to the States in which they lie, and distribution of the pro-

ceeds among the several States.—Recommendation for the sale of the public - 227

Lands United States1.—Payments on lands sold .prior to. July 1, 1820, under act of March 31, 1830, and supplemental act of February 25, 1831, for relief of purchasers of public lands, and suppression of fraudulent practices at the public sales of 280

Land sold at each land officeimder the cash system, from July 1, , 1820, to December 31,-1832.--Quantity of ' ' ' 438

Land sold, amount jpaid therefor, <fcc., from 1787 to 183$.—Nett quantity of public 660

Land prior to opening the land offices in, I787rl792, and 1796.— Statement of special sales of public ... 661

Lands to October. 1835.-:—Amount of public debt, army land warrants, United States and -Mississippi stock,, forfeited land stock, and military scr-ip received in payment for the public 661

Lands.—Circular to receivers of public moneys, and to deposite banks, relative to excessive credits, and encouragement given thereby to frauds,'speculations, and monopolies in the purchase of the public , t 764

Lands for 1836.— Explanation of estimates of receipts from 636 Land scrip in paynient for lands, at the,land offices in Ohio and

Indiana.—Suspicion of fraud in-the reception of an undue por-tion of 429

Land scrip received in payment for lands in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, in 1830, ,1831. 1832. and first three -quarters-of 18,33.-Amount of military bounty 449

Land stock issued to Septemher- 30. 183.1.—Total amount of for-feited , ' ' 271

Land stock issued under acts May 23,1828, March 31, 1830, and July 9, 1832: and. also, the amount received in payment to September 31, 1833. -Amount of ' 444

"Land stock and military land scrip issued and surrendered to September 30, -1834.—Statement of amount of forfeited . 544

Land warrants issued to November 14, 1831.—Quantity and amount of scrip issued for Virginia and United-States military 281

Land warrants issued to November 30,1833.—Provision for satis-fying Virginia and-United States military" 429

Land, warrants satisfied with scrip . quantity of land for which scrip has been issued r amount in money. number of certificates of scrip issued under acts May 30, 1830, July 13, 1832, and March 2, 1833, to November. 1833.—Number of each descrip-

„ tion of 448 Land warrants satisfied. with scrip quantity of land for which

scrip has been;issued .. amount in mgney.. number of certificates of scrip issued under said acts to November 15, 1834.—Num-ber of each description of 546

Laws, and their due execution.—Considerations regarding the necessity for enacting conciliatory 232

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Licenses for coasting £the regulation of

fishing vessels - -Remarks concerning

ouses.- •Remarks concerning the number Light-boats and and utility of

Light-houses.—Rernarp-relating to the improvement and regula-tion of -

Page-

12

482

652

Machinery has upon h regarding the effect

Macomb at New York

M..

uman economy and labor.—Considerations that 16 in 1787.—Amount of' stock issued at-.the

Treasury, for lands sold to Edgar and 271 Manufactures to a certiin extent.—Propriety of protecting Ameri-

can - , 229,290 Manufactures merely Are to be abandoned.—Suggestions -that, du-

ties for the protection of - 384 Marine hospitals.—Relative, to sites for 7Q1 Marshals, custom-house and land officers.—Provision of law: ne-

cessary to. compel the' surrender of books and papers by attor-neys 12

Measures.—Relative t(j> the preparation of the new weights and 481 Merchandise.—(See Imports.) Merchandise in the, Treasury in 1836.—Amount of unclaimed 714 Military service.—(See Estimates "and. expenditures for.) Militia, &c.,/military service.—(See Estimates and expenditures

for.) Millrea of Portugal.—Relative and true value of the 94 Ministers in foreign countries.—Relative to the inadequacy of

compensation of public 227 Mint.—Information concerning the operations and suggestions

for the proper regulation of the 480 Mint, and specie in ba:iks, circulation, &c.—Remarks concerning

the currency, operations of the, 694 Mint on December 1, 1836.—Amount to credit of Treasurer in

the 762 Miscellaneous expensed.—(See Estimates and expenditures.) Mississippi stock received in payment- for the public lands to Oc-

tober, 1835;—Amount of 661 Molasses in 1828.—Quantity and amount of duty on 19 Money power of" the Government, to regulate the unequal action.

of capital.—Considerations regarding the 16

N.

Naples in 1824.—Tariff of duties- of 78 Naples received and awarded in 1835.—Indemnity from 679, 681 Naples.—Relative to payment of third instalment under- treaty

with 1 » 701 Naval service, including the gradual increase of the navy.-—(See

Estimates and expenditures for.)

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Page. Navigating interest,, and its depression in 1830.—Remarks con-

cerning the 90 Navigating interest.—Suggestions for the improvement of the 231 Navy pension fundj in trust in the Treasury in 1836.—Amount of 714 Navy hospital fund, in trust in the Treasury in 1836.—Amount of 714

O.

Officers of the customs.—Relative to compensation to 1'2, 226 Officers of the customs.—Remarks concerning the compensation

to , - 700 Ordnance, &c., military servicc.-^(See Expenditures.)

P.

Passports and clearances iii 1828—Duties on - 18 1829.—Duties on 96 1830.—Duties on - - - 236 1831.—Duties on 297

Patent Office in 1836.—Receipts and expenditures on account of 'the ' - 681

Pensioners.—Cause of reduction of appropriation for 472 Pension funds in 1836.—Amount of navy and privateer 714 Pensions, military service, &c.—{See Expenditures.) Population with" the consumption of imports; &c.-^-Comparison

of increase of - 633 Portugal.—Relative and-true value of the millrea of - 94 Post Office in 1836.—Receipts and expenditures on account of the

General 681 Pound sterling of Great Britain.—Relative and true value of the 94 Power of the Government to regulate the unequal action of cap-

ital.—Considerations regarding the money , 16 Powers not defined bylaw, as regards the custom-houses and land

offices.—Remarks relative to the exercise of 11 Privateer pension fund in 1836.—Amount of 714 Protested bill of exchange.—(See "French indemnity.) Prussia at different periods.—Currency of 617 Public debt.^-(See Debt.) Public money.—(See Deposites.)

a

Quantities of merchandise:-^(See Value.)

R.

Receipts.—(See Estimates of.) into the Treasury from all sources'in -1827 - 5

1828 - 5,85 1829 - - 85,217 1830 - - 217,283

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Receipts into the Treashry from all sources in 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835

into the Treasury from all sources for 3 quarters of 1836. and estimate for fourth quarter

Receipts from customs in 1828 "I 1829

1830 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835

from customs for 3 quarters of 1836, and estimate for fourth! quarter

Page. 283, 377 377, 463 463, 627

627 679

679 5, 18

85, 96 217, 236 283, 297 377, 386 463, 627

627 679

Receipts from lands in 679

1828 5, 24 1829 33,85,102

/I' 1830 217,242 1831 283,305

•' 1832 377,395 1833 463,627

. 1834 t 627 1835 679

from lands for 3 quarters, of 1836, and estimate for fgurth quarter 679

Receipts from barik stock in 1828 5, 26 1829 • 85 J 830 217 1831 283 1832 377 1833 463 1834 627

!

1835 679

k for 3 quarters of 1836, and estimate for ;er - 679 828 - 5 829 85 830 217 831 283 832 377 833 463 834 627 835 679 3 quarters of 1836, and estiinated for rter - 679 is, other than customs and lands, in 1828- 26 1829 35, 104 1830 246 1831 309

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Page. Receipts from all sources, other than customs and lands, in 1832 399

1833 483 1834 627 1835 679

from all sources, other than customs, and lands from 1st January, to 30th September, 1836 713

Receipts, appropriations, and expendituresin each State in 1834.— Statement of . 608

,Receipts from customsin 1836.—Explanations of the estimates of 631 Receipts and expenditures in 1833/ 4, and '5.—General statement,

of estimates, appropriations 654 Receipts and expenditures on account of the Post Office Depart-

ment in 1836 . 681 Receipts in Treasury held in trust for certain objects in 1836 714 Receivers of public ! money relative to receipt of checks or drafts

of branches of the Bank of the United States.—Circular to all 618 Receivers of public money, to prevent frauds, speculations, and

monopolies, in thle purchase of the public lands.—Circular to deposite banks and 764

R evenue.—{See Receipts.) Revenue laws recommended.-r-Modification of. 12 Revenue.—Considerations taken into view in 1830, as regards fu-

ture estimates of the 90 Revenue to the wants of the Government, after the payment of the

public debt.—Observations regarding the reduction of the 224 Revenue cutter service.—Relative to pay of officers in the 92 Revenue cutter service.—Suggestions for the improvement of the 481 Revolution.—Further provision recommended for the soldiers of the 227 Roads and canals to a proper extent.'—Expediency.of encouraging

the construction of 233 Roads and canals.—Quantity of lands granted to States and Ter-

ritories for 662 Russia at different periods.—Currency of 617 Russia for 1822.—Tariff of duties of - - 71

S.

Saline reservations.—Quantity of land granted to States for 662 Salt in 1828.—Quantity, and amount of duty on 19

1829.—Quantity and amount of duty on 97, 98 1830.—Quantity and amount of.duty on 238 1831.—Quantity and amount of duty on 299 1832.—Quantity and amount of duty on 389

Salt and drawback on pickled fish.—Relative to duty on 92 Salt imported into: United Stated from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.--

Quantity and value of 166 Salt exported from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Quantity and value

of - . ' - 210 Schools.-^Quantity of land granted to States for common 662 Scotland -in 1832.—Currency of 617 Scrip.—(See Lands.)

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Seats of Go.veriim'ent.— Quantity of land granted to States for Selected State banks.—Report of Secretary of the Treasury, De-

cember,, 1834, on the present system of keeping and disbursing the public money in •

Selected as depositories of the public money.—List of banks Sefected banks.—|(S.ee Banks.) Sicilies, in Treasury in'L836.—Amount of awards, under the con-

vention with thje King of the Two Silks and jvines.-4-Loss to United States by discriminating duties

in favor of French Sinking fund act in 1820.—Reserved under the. Sinking fund in 1830.-

disposal of the qommi ssioners of the Estimate of sum anticipated to be at the

Sinking fund in 1830.-missioners of thje

Smuggling or illicjit trad gestions for preventing

South Carolina inlresisti

Funds placed at the disposal of the com-

e with adjacent foreign territories.—Sug-

ng the execution of the revenue laws in 1832.—Relativej to steps taken to counteract the measures o f

Spain in 1782.—Cjurrency of Spain in 1836.—Receipts and playments on account of indemnity

by Specie imported into United States in each year, from 1821 to

1829, inclusive .Specie exported frbm 18^1 to 1829, inclusive.—Amount of Specie imported irito United States .in 1833-4.—Amount of gold

and silver bullion and* Specie imported and exported in 1833

silver bullion and Specie, by refusing to re . bank notes of ai less

4.—Amount of gold and

sceive, on the part of the United States, denomination than $5.—Circular to en-

courage the circulation'of Specie in banks, circulation, &c., in 1836.—Remarks .concerning,

the currency, operations of the'mint, and banks in 1833-'4-'5-'6 preventing frauds on revenue by smug-

Specie in circulation anc. Spices.—Suggestions for

1832.—Quant: Spirits imported into Un

—Quantity and value Spirits exported fromJ

value of Spirits and refinedj sugar

gling, and for reducing duties on Spirits in 1828.—Quant: ty and amount of duty on

1829.—Gluantity and amount of duty on 1830.—(Quantity and amount of duty on 1831.—Gluantity and amount of duty on

ty and amount of duty on ted States from 1821 to 1829, inclusive, of 321 to 1829, inclusive.—Quantity and

in 1828.—Drawback on distilled _ 1829.—Drawback on distilled

1830.—Drawback on distilled 1831.—Drawback on distilled 1832.—Drawback on distilled.

Pag-.e 662

557 601

714

476

10

88

13

295 617

681

128 176

620

625

678

694 696

91 19 98

238 299 388

143

190 1-8 96

236 297 38.6

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Page. State banks.—(See Banks.) State~ in 1S34.—Statement of appropriations, expenditures, • and

collections irl each 608 States and Territories, for colleges, roads and canals, seats of

Government, saline reservations, and common schools.—Quan-tity of land granted to certain 662

Steamboats for the preservation of life and property.—Remarks relative to regulation of ^ _ 700

Stocks constituting the public funded debt in 1829 7 1830 7, 43,87 1831 87, 122, 219 1832 220,268 1833 286,330 1834 380,422. 1835 466,504 1836 681

Stock of Bank United States, for payment of public debt in 1833. —Disposal of shares of the 222

Stocks to meet appropriations in case of deficiency in the Trea-sury.—Suggestion to empower the Secretary to sell bank and* canal " " ' 477

Stocks owned by the United States.—List of canal and bank 536 Stock received in payment for public land.—Amount of Missis-

sippi and United States stock and forfeited land 661 Stock in that bank.—Correspondence with the Bank of United

States relative to 663; Stock—(See Land)—Forfeited land. Stock of—(See Banjk United States.)' Storing goods for benefit of drawback..—Regulations for 13 Sugar in 1828.—Quantity and amount of duty on 19

1829,.—Quantity and amount of duty on 97, 98 1830.—Quantity and amount of-duty on 238 1831—Quantity and amount of duty on 299 1832.-^Qiaantity and amount of duty on 388

Sugar imported into the United States from 1821 to 1829, inclu-sive.—Quantity and value of 147

Sugar exported from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Quantity and va-lue of 194

Sugar recommended for protecting duty 230;

Sugar in 1829 and 1830.—Amount, of duty secured on 270 Sugar in 1828.—Drawback on distilled spirits and refined 18-

1829.—"Drawback on distilled spirits and refined 9& 1830.—Drawback on distilled spirits and refined 236 1831.—Drawback on distilled spirits and refined 297 1832.—Drawback on distilled spirits and refined 386

Surplus fund on 1st January,. 1830-.—Amount carried to the 7 1831.—Amount carried to the 87 1832;—Amount carried to the 219 1833.—Amount-carried to the r 285 1834.—Amount carried to the 379 1835.—Amount carried to the 465.-Digitized for FRASER

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Surplus fund on 1st Jajiuary, 1836.—Amount carried to the 1837.—Amount carried to the

Surplus revenues-Considerations regarding the disposition of Surplus in the Treasury in banks, on interest, or invest it in safe

stocks, for the purpose of income or revenue.--Suggestion for deposite of

in 1832.—Additional

in 1836.—Explanation relating to the in 1836, and suggestions for the disposi-

Surplus in the Treasury Surplus in the Trjeasury

tion of it.—Remarks concerning the Survey of the coast to the care of the Navy Department.—Rela-

tive to the transfer of Surveyors "General of public lands, and operations of those offices

in 1831— Additional clerks'required in the offices of Surveyors General of public lands, and operations of those offices

clerks required in the offices of

T

Tariff.—(See Duties on imports.) Tariff of duties o|f Great Britain in 1835

France in 1822 Russia in 1822

, Naples in 1824 Tariff acts of 1830.—Reduction of duties under Tariff of duties eqpal to the necessities of the Government:—Con-

siderations shoying tie "propriety of rendering the Tariff of duties for.protection of .manufactures.merely, sjbould. be . abandoned—Suggestions that a Tariff act of 183$.- Inconveniences arising from not repealing

the Tax in the Treasury in 1836.—Surplus proceeds of property sold

for direct -I Teas imported in 1828.-

'1829.-jl S30.-J— Quantity and amount of duty on 1831, 1832.

Teas imported in each 3 tity and value of

Teas exported from 182|L to 1829, inclusive.-of

-Quantity and amount of duty on -Quantity and amount of duty on

Quantity and amount of duty 011 -Quantity and amount of duty on ear from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Quan-

-Qu an tity and value

Tonnage, (see Duties.)-j-Duties on imports and. Tonnage and ligljt money in 1828.—Amount of duties on

1829.—Amount of duties on 1830'.—Amount of duties on 1831.---Amount of duties on 1832.—Amount of ditties 011

Tonnage employed in foreign trade in 1828.—Quantity of - ' 1 ' 1829.—Quantity of

1 1830.—Quantity of 1831.—Quantity of

Page. 628'

'681 228

477 643

' 686

482

271

331

45 61 71 78 89

229, 289

384

700

714 19

97, 98 238 299 388

145

192

18 96

236 297 386 18 96

236 297

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Tonnage employed in foreign trade in 1832.—Quantity of 380 Trade with adjacent 'foreign territories.—Suggestions for the reg-

ulation of3 and to prevent illicit 13 Trade to prevent, smuggling.—Suggestions- for regulating the

coasting 15 Trade with the West Indies.—Suggestions for improvement of

Travellers from adjacent foreign territories are obliged to pay duties on carriages and horses without benefit of drawback 13

Treasury building, and the necessity for providing a fire-proof building.—Relative to the loss of valuable papers by the destruc-tion of the ' 3S5

Treasury office on an enlarged scale, and fire-proof.—Recom-mendation for rebuilding 482

Treasury warrant.:—Form of 603 Treasury Department.—Concerning the reorganization of the 701 Trust for certain objects.—Receipts into the Treasury held in 714

U.

Unavailable funds.—^(See Funds.)

Valuation or appraisement'of goods under act 28th May, 1830.— Difficulties existing in the 91

Valuation of goods—Difficulty in establishing uniformity in the duties owing to different 92

Value of goods be taken at the place of importation, and hot ac-cording to foreign'invoice.—Recommendation that the 94

Value and quantity of merchandise on which duties accrued in 1828 19

Value and quantity of merchandise on which duties accrued in 1829 ' ' 97

Value and quantity of merchandise on which duties accrued in 1830 237

Value, and quantity ;of merchandise on which duties accrued in 1831 298

Value and quantity of merchandise.,on which duties accrued in 1832 ' 387

Value of all imports from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Total 173 Value of foreign merchandise exported from United States, from

1821 to 1829, inclusive.—Quantity and 174 Value of imports paying duty and free of duty, and value of ex-

ports and consumption for 1832, 1833, 1834, and 1835.—State-ment of the o 655

Value from year to year, (see Imports—Exports.)—Estimated. Vessels.—-Regulation of licenses for coasting and fishing 12 Virginia and United States military land warrants.—(See Lands.)

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W arehouses for stbring' Warrant.—Formlof Treasury

W.

^oodSj &c. recommended.—The erection of

Warrants, <fcc. received military land -|

Warrants.—(See Lands Weights and measures.—Relative to the preparation of the new West Indies.—Su'ggesti Wines in 1828, ' ~

1829.-4-Q.uar 1830.-4Quar 1831.-|Quar

in payment for public lands.—Amount of

Dns for improvement of trade with the {Quantity and amount of duty on

tity and amount of duty on tity and amount of duty on tity and amount of duty on

1°832.-^-Quantity and amount of duty on Wines imported; from

value of j Wines exported jfrom

value of j Wines—Loss to |the United States by discriminating duties in

favor of French silks and Wool and woollen goods recommended for protecting duties

1821 to 1829, inclusiye.—Quantity and

1821 to 1829, inclusive—Quantity and

Wool and woollens in

Woollen goods.—[(See "^uties on.)

829 and 1830.—Amount of duty secured

13 603

661

481 15 19

97, 98 237, 238 298, 299 387, 388

142

189

476 230

269

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