Memoirs of the Administrations of Washington and John Adams: Edited from the Papers of Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury - Vol. 2

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CHAPTER VII. .
SIXTH CONGRESS--SECOND SESSION

Previous to the session, the usual requisition had been sent to the Secretaries.


FROM THE PRESIDENT.

QUINCY, Sept. 20th, 1800.

Dear Sir,

It is high time for me to request that you would seriously revolve in your thoughts, the subject of communications, both of intelligence and advice, to be made to Congress at the opening of the approaching session, and favour me with your sentiments upon the whole subject as soon as possible. I shall leave this place on Monday, the 13th of October. No letters should be directed to me here, which are to arrive after that day. With great esteem, &c.

JOHN ADAMS.


TO THE PRESIDENT.

Nov. 11th, 1800.

The Secretary of the Treasury, in compliance with the request of the President of the United States, signified in his letter of September 20th, respectfully submits the following facts and observations, relative to certain subjects proper to be noticed in the speech, at the commencement of the ensuing session of Congress.

The revenue of the United States, from imports and tonnage, during one year

preceding the let of October, 1797, amounted to$7,353,688 41
During one year preceding Oct. 1, 1798,7,405,420 86
During one year preceding Oct. 1, 1799,6,437,086 34

The product of all internal revenues, during the three years above mentioned, has been as follows; the duties on stamps have been collected only since July

1st, 1798. To October 1st, 1797,$571,051 55

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents of the Second Volume. v
  • Chapter I - Fifth Congress--Second Session. 1
  • Chapter II - Summer and Fall of 1798. 86
  • Chapter IV - Summer of 1799. 226
  • Chapter V - Sixth Congress--First Session. 298
  • Chapter VI - Summer of 1800. 346
  • Chapter VII - Sixth Congress--Second Session 442
  • Indexes. 517
  • Indexes. 519
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