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lated at the lowest possible computation, particularly the Sums due in the Custom Houses on the Coast, as has been proved very recently, afi Vera Cruz, where a Vessel, the duty on which I had estimated at 20,000 dollars, has produced 35,000; besides I have not included ini my calculation, in any of the Ports, the internation duty, which alone amounts to 174 per cent. oi ii . i a a.!
With regard to the correctness of my statements, were they not calculated to stand the test of enquiry, I should become the sport of my Adversaries, to whose attacks I have been so long exposed; I trust, however, that this plain statement of my conduct as Minister will cone; vince both your Excellency and the Republick, that I have not been unworthy of the confidence, which your Excellency has reposed in me.
........ . Vend The preceding pages have been drawn up in the midst of increasing) occupations, a circumstance which will, I trust, entitle them to that, indulgencé, of which your Excellency has given me so many proofs: amongst the greatest of which I esteem the admission of my resigna-a tion, which your Excellency, wearied by my entreaties, has, atlast con. sented to accept.
-, OSNO *** I have the honour to be, &c. total
* JOSÉ IGNACIO ESTEVA. Mexico, 10th January, 1827'.'
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LETIER of the Secretury of the Navy, relative to the Et
penditure for the Naval Service of The United States, in 1826.-9th February, 1827.'.
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SIR !" . 33, Navy Department, 9th February, 1827.
In conformity to the Provisions of the Act of Congress of the 1st of May, 1820, I have the honour to transmit a Statement, showing the Appropriations for the Naval Service, for the Year 1826, the amount lo of expenditure under each specific head, and the balance remaining a unexpended under each head, on the 31st day of December, 1826. 'A
The balances under the several heads will be required for the has jects for'which the respective Appropriations were made.") o xiulis Platels
I am very respectfully, &c.'". EGAPIC"I 23 Yes! Y noget foglal, m, , 2, 3, SAMUEL L. SOUTHARD. The Hon. the Speaker of the House of Representatives, it bl.! !!
Pay, &c, of the Navy afloat
Dollars 11,163 975,492 118,856 1,205,5421,144,476 61.065 Do Shore Stations
1,1171141,613 54,041 196,772 185,865 10.900 Provisions
421,739 115,190 579,843 414.751 165,81 Contingent expenses prior to the Year 1824
2,458 1,905 Do. for 1824
195 3,162 500 Do. for 1825
2,609 2,631 2535 Do. for 1825, not enumerated
240,000 3,348 243,349 242.213
5,000 1.217 Ordnance
8,989 48,241 45.32 Medicines and Hospital Stores
IRS Repairs of Vessels.
532,373 508,220 Gradual increase of the Navy
1,610,736 815, Pay of Naval Constructors, Superintendents, &c.
82,115 56,389 Pay of Labourers, &c.
17,693 15,122 Ship Houses
44,296 Inclined plane
10,017 10,017 Agency on the coast of Africa---Slave Trade
32,000 22,220 Suppression of Piracy
3,722 Navy Yards (Old) .
4,665 Navy Yard at Portsmouth
11,216 11.216 Do. at Charlestown, Mass.
69,196 Do. at New York
53,098 53,198 Do. at Philadelphia
30,490 30, 400 Do. at Washington
32,502 Do. at Norfolk
54,063 Do. at Pensacola
40.90 Building 10 Sloops of War
350,383 350,000 9 23 701,306 516.454
21,191 Surveying the Harbour of Charleston, South Carolina, of St. Mary's, Georgia, &c. Act 26th
138 May, 1824
138 Survey of the Harbours of Savannah and Bruns
ob wick, in Georgia; Beaufort, in South Carolina ; and Baltimore, in Maryland, Act of 14th March, 1826
10,000 - 10,000 1,299 Rewarding Captors of Algerine Vessels, Acts 27th April, 1816, and 18th May, 1826
14,731 Contingent expenses prior to the Year 1824, (old account) refunded in 1826
10,470 Pay of Superintendents, &c. (old account), re. funded in 1826
2,759 2,759 Pay of Labourers, &c account) refunded in 1826
1,660 1,660 Relief of Edward Lee, Act 29th December, 1826
2,812 2,812 Pay, &c. of the Marine Corps
85,191 176,158 10,627 271,977
231,400 Clothing do.
29,252 Fuel do.
9,321 Medicines do.
2,369 Contingent expenses do.
14,675 14,096 Averages of do. do.
4,838 4,838 2.609 Military Stores do.
2,615 1.359 Barracks
9,000 Amount - Dollars 1,964,905 3,748,985 427,431 6,141,322 4,657,381 1,.
RECAPITULATION. Ist Column, "Balances of Appropriations on the 1st day of January, 1826. - 1,964,905 32 Dels. 2d Column, “Appropriations in 1826 3d Column, “Repayments in 1826"" 4th Column, will make the Column of "Amount applicable to the service of the Year 1826 Bth Column, from which deduct this Column of " Amount drawn by requisitions from the 46 Treasury, during the Year 1826"
N4 6th Column, will leave this Column of “Balances of Appropriations on the 31st December, 1885" 1,368
Recapitulation of the Expenditures of the Navy Department, for the Year 1826. 5th Column “ Amount drawn by requisitions from the Treasury, during the 4.657.384 14
Year 1826" 3d Column, from which deduct this Column of “ Repayments in 1826" - 427,431 67 Will leave this amount expended by the Navy Department, in 1826 - - Dollars 439,962, Treasury Department, Second Comptroller's Office, February 7, 1827.
ŘICHARD CUTTS. * To Surplus Fund.
LETTER from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting
Statements of the Commerce and Navigation of The United States, during the Year ending on the 30th day of September, 1826.
Treasury Department, February 24, 1827. I HAVE the honour to transmit a Statement, prepared in obedience to the provisions of the Act of the 10th of February, 1820, entitled “ An Act to provide for obtaining accurate Statements of the Foreign Commerce of The United States;” together with a Letter from the Register of the Treasury, explanatory of the same.
I have the honour to remain, &c.
RICHARD RUSH. The Honourable the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir, Treasury Department, Register's Office, February 24, 1827.
In conformity with the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 10th of February, 1820, entitled “ An Act to provide for obtaining accurate Statements of the Foreign Commerce of The United States,” I have the honour to transmit, herewith, the following Statements of the Commerce and Navigation of The United States, during the Year ending on the 30th day of September, 1826, viz:
1. A General Statement of the quantity and value of Merchandize im
ported into The United States from the 1st of October, 1825, to the 30th of September, 1826;...
............... Page 877 2. A Summary Statement of the same ; ........... ............. 878 3. A General Statement of the quantity and value of Domestic articles
exported; ............................................................... 880 4. A General Statement of the quantity and value of Foreign articles exported; .........
............. 881 5. Summary Statement of Domestic articles exported; .......... 882 6. Summary Statement of Foreign articles exported ............... 883 7. A General Statement of the Amount of American and Foreign ton
nage employed in the Foreign Trade of The United States; 884 8. A Statistical view of the Commerce and Navigation of The United States ; .......................................
..................... 886 9. A Statement of the Commerce and Navigation of each State and Territory ;.........................................
............. 888 10. A Statement of the Tonnage which entered into and departed from the principal Ports of The United States, and the Lake Ports. 889
From these Statements it appears that the Imports, during the Year ending on the 30th September, 1826, have amounted to 84,974,477 dollars, of which amount 80,778,120 dollars were imported in American Vessels, and 4,196,357 dollars in Foreign Vessels.
That the Exports have, during the same period, amounted to 77,595,322 dollars, of which 53,055,710 dollars were of domestick, and 24,539,612 of Foreign articles. That of the domestick articles, 46,199,528 dollars were exported in American Vessels, and 6,856,182 dollars in Foreign Vessels; and of the Foreign articles, 23,353,988 dollars were exported in American Vessels, and 1,185,624 dollars in Foreign Vessels. That 942,206 tons of American Shipping entered, and 953,012 cleared from, the Ports of The United States, and that 105,654 tons of Foreign Shipping entered, and 99,417 cleared, during the same period.
I have the honour also to state, that the amount of registered tonnage employed in the Foreign Trade, on the 31st of December, 1825, amounted to ........................................ 700,788
That the enrolled and licensed tonnage amounted to.... 657,899
Making together............................ Tons 1,423,111
As appears, by the Annual Statement of the District Tonnage of The United States transmitted from this Office on the 10th instant.
Permit me further to state, that, in conformity to the 10th Section of the Act above referred to, the articles exported have been valued at their actual cost, or the value which they bore at the time of exportation in the several Ports from which they were exported; and that the articles imported were valued at their actual cost, or the value which they bore in the Foreign Port from which they were exported for im. portation into The United States, at the time of such exportation, free of any subsequent charges whatever.
I have the honour to be, &c.
JOSEPH NOURSE, Register. The Hon. Richard Rush, Secretary of the Treasury.
(1.)--General Statement of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, of the Gronth, Produce, and Manufacture, of Foreign Countries, imported into The United States ; commencing on the Ist of October, 1825, and ending on the 30th of September, 1826.
Treasury Department, Register's Office, February 21, 1827.
JOSEPH NOURSE Register.