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A View of the Finances of the United States

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
Document Information
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 Letter Signed
Document Notes Transcript copy.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; Barbary Pirates; Indians; House of Representatives; Committee of Ways and Means;
Related Places Post Office; Bank of the United States; Great Britain; Treasury Department; War Department;
Keywords Domestic Distilled Spirits; Foreign Spirits; Wine; Stamps; Light Houses; Carriages;
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