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IMPORTS from Floridas and Louisiana, for the years ending on 30th September, 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, REGISTER'S OFFICE, Oct. 24th, 1803. JOSEPH NOURSE, Register.
VALUE of the Exports of Foreign and Domestic Produce to Floridas and Louisiana, from the Atlantic States, for the years, ending on 30th September, 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802.
447,824 | 1,795,127 240,662 1,770,794 137,204 1,054,600
REGISTER'S OFFICE, October 24, 1803.
JOSEPH NOURSE, Register.
EXPORTS to Floridas and Louisiana, for the years ending on the 30th September, 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802.
JOSEPH NOURSE, Register.
1,246 138,807 2,277
REPORT ON THE FINANCES.
In obedience to the directions of the act, supplementary to the act, entitled "An act to establish the Treasury Department," the Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits the following report and estimates:
The nett revenue, arising from duties on merchandise and tonnage, which accrued during the year 1802, and on which the estimates of last year were predicated, amounted, as will appear by the statement (A.) to $10,154,000. The nett revenue, arising from the same source, which accrued during the year 1803, has amounted, as appears by the same statement, to 11,306,000 dollars; and it is ascertained that the nett revenue which accrued during the three first quarters of the year 1804, considerably exceeds that of the corresponding quarters of the year 1803. Without drawing any inference from the increase of the present year, an increase which must be ascribed to the situation of Europe, and will, eventually, be diminished by subsequent re-exportations, that branch of the revenue may, exclusively of the Mediterranean fund, be safely estimated at 10,730,000 dollars, which is the average of the two years 1802 and 1803. The actual payments in the Treasury, on account of those duties, during the year ending on the 30th of September last, amount nearly to the same sum; (a,) and there is no reason to suppose that the receipts of the ensuing, will fall short of those of last year.
The statement (B.) exhibits, in detail, the several species of merchandise, and other sources, from which that revenue was collected, during the year
It also appears, that the revenue arising from the sales of public lands, is gradually increasing. The statement (C.) shows, that exclusively of the September sales, at Cincinnati, three hundred and fourteen thousand acres have been sold during the year ending on the 30th of September last. The proceeds of those sales, calculated on the supposition that every purchaser will be entitled to the discount allowed in case of prompt payment, would yield five hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. And, notwithstanding the difficuties which exist in drawing into the Treasury the moneys collected by the Receivers of the remote Land Offices, it is believed that the actual receipts from that source, will, for the ensuing year, exceed four hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
The permanent revenue of the United States, may, therefore, including the duties on postage, and other small incidental branches, be computed at eleven millions two hundred thousand dollars.
And the payments in the Treasury, during the year 1805, on account of the temporary duties which constitute the Mediterranean Fund," are estimated at five hundred and fifty thousand dollars; making, in the whole, for the probable receipts of that year, a sum of
a 10,729,708 dollars and 54 cents.