THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY--I
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IN the main the department of the Treasury has to do with the finances of the government and the government control over the currency, but in the past many other matters in no ways related to either of these have been assigned to this depart- ment, and a few miscellaneous bureaus of this sort are still attached to it. Before taking up in detail the different services connected with this department, it will be of interest to trace the beginnins of a financial system during the Revolutionary War and the development of the department as a whole the adoption of the constitution.