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REPORT

OF

THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

ON

THE STATE OF THE FINANCES.

DECEMBER 3, 1856.—Read and referred to the Committee on Finance. DECEMBER 9, 1856.---Ordered to be printed, and that 10,000 additional copies be printed

for the use of the Senate, and 500 for the Treasury Department.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, December 1, 1856. Sir: In obedience to the act entitled “ An act to establish the Treasury Department,” approved May 10, 1800, the following report is submitted : The balance in the treasury on the 1st of July, 1855, was...

$18,931,976 01

The actual receipts of the first quarter of the fiscal year 1856, viz: the quarter ending September 30, 1855, were, as stated in my former report: From customs..

$17,085,238 28 From lands....

2,355,725 87 Miscellaneous..

333,495 98

19,774,460 13

The estimated receipts for the remaining three quarters were as follow : From customs.........

$42,000,000 00 From lands....

5,644,274 13 Miscellaneous....

500,000 00

48,144,274 13 Making the actual receipts for the first quarter, and

the estimated receipts, for the remaining three

quarters... Add balance in the treasury July 1, 1855......

$67,918,734 26 18,931,976 01

Giving the estimated sum for the service of said

year.....

86,850,710 27

The actual expenditures of the first quarter of said year, viz: the quarter ending September 30, 1855, were as follow : Civil, miscellaneous, and foreign intercourse...... $5,117,860 25 Interior .......

1,799,642 19

5,142,111 38 Navy...

4,282,292 57 Redemption of public debt, interest and premium.. 252,209 71

War...

16,594,116 10

The estimated expenditures for the remaining three quarters were as follow: Civil, miscellaneous, and foreign intercourse...... $18,651,974 85 Deficiency in Post Office .....

2,669,368 00 Interior, pensions, and Indians.....

3,532,033 92

8,773,523 31 Navy...

10,956,030 73 Interest on public debt....

2,299,800 00 Redemption of debt....

7,750,000 00

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War

54,632,430 81

Making the actual and estimated expenditures $71,226,846 91, and leaving an estimated balance in the treasury on the 30th of June, 1856, of $15,623,863 36.

The actual receipts into the treasury for the fiscal year ending 30th of June, 1856, were, for the,

1st quarter.-From customs.....

From lands.....
Miscellaneous and incidental........

$17,085,238 28 2,355,725 87

333,495 98

19,774,460 13

2d quarter.–From customs............

From lands.......
Miscellaneous and incidental

$13,424,038 57 3,273,868 02

195,840 33

16,893,746 92

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