LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, ACCOMPANYING HIS REPORT, MADE IN PURSUANCE OF A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 14TH OF DECEMBER LAST. JANUARY 8TH, 1798. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE ON THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CLAIMS, ON THE EXPEDIENCY OR INEXPEDIENCY OF DESIGNATING CERTAIN CLAIMS TO BE EXCEPTED FROM THE OPERATION OF THE ACTS OF LIMITATION. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1798 · Philadelphia
by United States
Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Gales, 1798. 8pp, disbound with scattered light foxing. Untrimmed, top edge uncut. Good+.
Secretary Wolcott reports on the public debt, much of it consisting of Revolutionary War obligations. An Act passed March 1795 barred the payment of certain United States debts. Treasury Secretary Wolcott, in response to the importuning of holders of this now worthless revolutionary paper, ruminates on whether, without encouraging fraudulent or counterfeit claims, the Act might be suspended in certain worthy cases.
Evans 34853. I Jenkins, Early American Imprints 515. ESTC W13467 [8 copies at 6 locations]. (Inventory #: 36591)