View of the Finances of the United States

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Date November 16, 1798
Author Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary)
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Responding to a request from the Secretary of War, this is a presentation of US revenues: duties, imports, and finances from 1795-1798. It discusses debt: interest and the proposed payment. It includes a list of expenditures: diplomatic expenses, military pensions, light house estimates, annuities and grants, treaties with the Barbary Pirates, Indian expenses, military and naval establishments. It discusses plans to recoup the money by obtaining more loans and a proposed treaty with Great Britain.
Document Format Autograph Draft Letter
Source Collection: Connecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers.

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