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7. The regulation for free Commerce, the general Instruction of the Revenue issued in 1816, and the other Resolutions relative to the Commerce of America, are suspended, in whatever shall be at variance with the contents of the preceding Articles. By the Royal Order, &c.—Palace, 9th February, 1827.

LUIS LOPEZ BALLESTEROS.

Total,

REPORT of the Minister of Finance to the Congress of

Colombia - 1st January, 1827. (Extract.)

(Translation.) STATEMENT of the Income and Expenditure of the National Treasury of the Republick of Colombia, 1826, 1827. INCOME.-(3D FINANCIAL YEAR, TO JUNE 1826.)

Dollars, Imports ......

3,178,197 Exports ....

582,100 Excise ......

424,854 Tonnage .....

75,638 Fines........

1,126 Warehouse .....

456 Licences ........

1,431 Exportation of Gold Coin .....

722 Anchorage Duties ...

55,973 Wharfage.. do.....

5,578 Bonding....do.......

8,152 Sundry dues ........

41,658 Duty on Salt ........

134 Fees (Improvements)

2,656 Arrears of last Year

101,188 Idem approximative.......

1.208,146

5,688,019

MINTS.

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800,518

111,659

POST OFFICE Carriage of Letters and Parcels, &c.

TREASURIES. Balance in hand from last Year .....

231,171 Salt works ..

• 213,261 Quintos on Gold and Silver ................... 34,737

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Stamps ......
Spirits ...
Auctions ..........
Ninths of Tithes .......
Fees (Improvements)......
Rents of Houses, Lands, and Warehouses
Duties on Smelting Gold and Silver.
Sweepings of the Mints.....
Ecclesiastical vacancies ........
Waste lands ........
Printing .........
Ninth of Consolidation of Tith
“Nuevo espolio"
Quicksilver ....
Gunpowder ..
Urao (Barilla)........
Fund denominated “Semanario de Madrid
Tax on Cock-pits.........
Direct Contributions ......
Foreign Loan....
Extraordinary Contributions....
Domestic Loan
Donations ..
Arrears of Accounts .......
Sequestrations and Confiscations
Seizures ..
“ Tiendas de Composicion"...
Unclaimed Property taken by the State ....
Fines and Condemnations to the State...
Repayment of Advances .....
Sale of Effects of the State ....
Monthly and Yearly Contributions.
Deposits, general and particular ....
Money recoined.......
Received from the Republick of Peru
Mass of Finance .............
Tributes (Indian).............
* Medias anatas Eclesiasticas”...
Do. Secular .......
Alcabala ...........
Fund for Museum....
“ Cruzada” ........
Other Branches..

37,665
500

53
8,391
7,814
1,280

860
131,363
1,895,701

31,748 254,216

3,904

1,466 20,528 2,505 1,531

81 1,586 62,483 13,731

3,480 74,792 28,577 18,816 12,750 138,067 7,700

200 75,733

744

316 174,531

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Expenditure, (Estimate, Financial Year, to June, 1827.)

CUSTOMS. Expenses of Custom-Houses ...

72,331 Salaries to Officers .....

93,756 Other Expenses........

94,079

260,168 TOBACCO. Purchase of Tobacco for the Depôts....

190,370 Fixed and Eventual Salaries ......

240,907 Other Expenses .........

182,070

613,349

TREASURIES.

Political and Financial Expenses .....
Diplomatic List........
Military do..........
Naval do........
Expenses of Re-coining old Silver
Expense of Fortifications..
Opening of Roads ........
Other Expenses.......

** 474,555

84,746 4,246,212 141,205 32,000 22,115

38,042 1,557,883

6,596,760

TREASURIES OF THE MAGDALENA. Remittances to other Treasuries ......

629,963 Other Expenses....

... 825,827

1,455,790

Total Expenditure, 1826.... Dollars..

8,926,068

Total Income, 1826....
Expenditure, 1827....

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12,156,372 8,926,068

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OBSERVATIONS. Ist. The expenses of the Mint are not inserted above, because the sums stated in the Income under those heads, are the nett proceeds,

and the enumeration of those expenses would therefore have made it appear that they were double their real amount.

2nd. Even calculating the sum of 2,862,911 dollars for the Department of Venezuela, which is the highest amount, compared with what is assigned to those which are subject to the heaviest expenses in Colombia, there is still an excess of 1,230,297 dollars.

Bogota, 1st January, 1827. JOSE M. DEL CASTILLO.

N. B. The foregoing Statement is given, of the Expenditure for the Financial Year, ending 30th June, 1827, because no Return has been made of the Expenditure of the Year preceding.

REPORT of the Minister of War to the Congress of

Colombia.—30th January, 1827. (Extract.)

(Translation.) General Estimate of the Expenditure of the War Department, for

the Year 1827.

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Staffs.-Salaries of the Persons employed in the War Office,

and Office Expenses.....
Pay of Generals and Chiefs...
Salaries of Inferior Employés of the Staff, and Office Expenses
Veteran Force.-Pay and Clothing of the Infantry, Cavalry,

and Artillery, in the 4 Northern Departments.......... Pay and Clothing of the Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery, in

the 3 Maritime Departments of the Centre and South.... Pay and Clothing of the Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery, in

the Departments of the Interior................ ..... Militia.—Pay and Clothing of the Organised Auxiliary Militia Retired Pensions granted up to the 15th instant............ Administration.-Salaries of Employés in the Administration

of the Army, and Office Expenses........ Invalids.-Allowances to Invalids, granted up to the 2nd inst. Hospitals.Expenses of all Classes in the Hospitals of the

Departments, wherein extra pay is received ......... Expenses of all Classes in the Hospitals of the Departments,

wherein extra pay is not received .........
Artificers.--Expenses of the Manufactory of Gunpowder in

Bogota.........
Engineers. -Personal Expenses, supposed to be about .......
Fortifications. For the more urgent expenses of this branch,
about ........

.......... Rations.-Rations of Forage, there not being many Cavalry

mounted.......... Parks of Artillery-To supply these with the articles of con

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stant consumption ....

20,000

100,000

Dollars.

50,000

Remounts.-For remounting the Cavalry, and for Mules for

the Army on the march... Extraordinaries.-For extraordinary and unforeseen Ex

penses...............

1,000,000

Total Dollars....

4,307,797

Bogota, 30th January, 1827.

CARLOS SOUBLETTE.

REPORT of the Minister of Marine, to the Congress of

Colombia.7th February, 1827. (Extract.)

(Translation.) Estimate of the Amount required for the maintenance of all the

branches of the Navy.

Dollars.

4,300

44,880 123,006 151,956 46,830 75,573 57,784 6,226 5,566

For payment of the Salaries of the Chief and other Clerks

of the Office of the Minister of Marine ..
For payment of the Military and Civil Employés of the Naval

Departments and Stations ..
To keep on the War Establishment the Corvette Ceres....
Idem the Corvette Urica and Brig Pichincha .............
Idem the Brig Congreso in Guayaquil .......
Idem the Schooners Manrique, Padilla, and Independencia..
Idem two Schooners and two Cutters, as Packets ...........
Preservation and care of the Frigate Colombia ..
Preservation and care of the Frigate Cundinamarca ........
Por maintenance of the three Arsenals of the 2nd Naval De-

partment, and of the Cumanà and Guayaquil Stations...
Idem the Arsenal of Carthagena .......
Idem the Naval School of Carthagena .......
Idem the Naval Schools of Guayaquil, Puerto Cabello, and

Maracaibo ......................
For the Careening, Refitting, and Manning, and the conduct-

ing of the Corvette Bolivar to the Ports of Colombia....
For the Careening of the Corvette Ceres .........
For Repairs and Careening, on an extensive Scale, of the

Vessels on the War Establishment.. To maintain the Small Craft, indispensable in the Naval De. partments and Stations .......

............. For Dock.yard repairs for the preceding Small Craft......

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Dollars....912,721 Additional Estimates, in the event of its being found necessary to

keep on the War Establishment the other larger Vessels of War. To place the said Vessels on the War Establishment ........ 858,163

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