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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.10241
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0103] November-December 1791 
Title Auditors report on the acct. of Henry Knox Esq. commencing Jany. 1, 1790 & ending June 30th 1791
Date 16 November 1791
Author Nourse, Joseph (1754-1841)  
Additional authors Wolcott, Oliver (1760-1833) Simmons, William (fl. 1791-1798)
Document Type Government document; Military document
Content Description Title from docket. Three parts. First part lists of amounts in the account of the United States with Henry Knox ranging from 1 January 1790 to 30 June 1791. Includes balance amounts, numbers "appropriated for the Indian Treaties by the act of Congress ... " Total amount due to the government amounts to $51,464.36. With a copy of William Simmons's signature. Second part is a list of items "from which are to be deducted ... " and the total balance comes to $3672.97. With a copy of Oliver Wolcott Jr.'s signature. Third part is a signed note from Joseph Nourse, stating "I do certify that the above and fore going is a True Copy the original of which is filed on Record in this Office." Dated 12 November 1792. Noted as written in the auditors office of the Treasury Department, which generally travelled with Congress. Watermarked with a hunting horn and "S W L."
Subjects Government and Civics  Finance  American Indian History  Treaty  Diplomacy  
People Simmons, William (fl. 1791-1798)  Wolcott, Oliver (1760-1833)  Nourse, Joseph (1754-1841)  
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Wolcott was United States Secretary of the Treasury and governor of Connecticut. After serving as state comptroller of Connecticut, he was named auditor of the federal treasury, and became comptroller of the Treasury in 1791. He was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by George Washington in 1795 to succeed Alexander Hamilton, but resigned in 1800 due to unpopularity, and a particularly vitriolic campaign against him in the press in which, among other things, he was falsely accused of setting fire to the State Department building. Nourse was the Register of the Treasury Department.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859