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Principal
Interest

Of the public debt.

The payments on account of the (old) funded and unfunded debt, since the 1st December, 1838, have been as follows:

1. On account of the principal and interest of the funded debt:

Leaving unclaimed and undischarged

Viz:

Principal Interest

2. On account of the unfunded debt

Leaving the amount of certificates and notes payable on presentation

Viz:

Certificates issued for claims during the revolutionary war, and registered prior to 1798 Treasury notes issued during the

late war

Certificates of Mississippi stock

$62,941 99

248,566 02

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$26,652 15

5,295 00

4,320 09

Debts of the corporate cities of the District of Columbia, as

sumed by the United States, viz:

Of the city of Washington

Alexandria
Georgetown

The payments during the year 1839, on account of the interest and charges of this debt, amounted to

$13,012 48 1,000 34

14,012, 82

311,508 01

$646, 16

$36,267 24

$1,000,000 00

250,000 00

250,000 00

$1,500,000 00

$76,374 77

Statement of the issue and redemption of Treasury notes from the 1st of January to the 20th of November, 1839.

The Treasury notes issued during the period above mentioned, under the acts of the 21st

May, 1838, and 2d March, 1839, amounted to $3,857,276 21

Amount redeemed during the same period:

1. Of notes issued under the act

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6,353,996 44

Total amount redeemed since the 1st January, 10,629,259 07

1839

NOTE-The Treasury Department was established in 1789. The Secretary superintends the fiscal concerns of the government, and is required to report to Congress annually the state of the finances: He recommends such measures as he thinks proper for improving the condition of the revenue. This department comprises the offices of Secretary, two Comptrollers, five Auditors, the Register, the Treasurer, and the Solicitor of the Treasury.

The revenue is chiefly derived from duties on imports, the sale of public lands, post offices, lead mines, &c. The revenue on imported goods is the most important.

One great source of revenue to the United States is the public lands, consisting of tracts of territory ceded to the general government by the several states; of lands in Louisiana, purchased from France; and those in Florida, acquired by treaty from Spain.

A great portion of this land is occupied by the Indians, who are considered as proprietors of the soil, till the goverment extinguish their title by purchase.

By the Convention of France, of the 3d of April, 1803, the United States paid for

A statement exhibiting the value of imports and exports during the years 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, and 1839.

VALUE OF IMPORTS.

Year end-
ing 30th
of Sep-
Paying duty Paying spe-
tember. Free of duty ad valorum. cific duties.

Year ending 30th

of Sep- Domestic

1835

26,137,509

1836

1834 $68,393,180 $35,608,208 $22,519,944 $126,521,332 77,940,493 45,817,740 149,895,742 92,056,481 59.343,388 38,580,166 189,980,035 69,250,031 37,716.374 34,022,812 140,989,217 60,860,005 27,090,480 25,766,919 113,717,404 72,040,719 42,563,739 43,005,102 157,609,560

1837

1838

1839

VALUE OF EXPORTS.

Total.

Foreign

tember. produce. merchan- Total.

dise.

Value of
imports.

149,895,742

1834 $81,024,162 $23,312,811 $104,336,973 $126,521,332 1835 101,189,082 20,504,495 121,693,577 1836 106,916,680 21,746,360 128,663,040 1837 95,564,414 21,854,962 117,419,376 1838 96,033,821 12,452,795 108,486,616 100,951,004 17,408,000 118,359,004

1839

189,980,035

140,989,217

113,717,404 157,609,560

Louisiana in stock and money, $15,000,000. Interest on stock up to time it was redeemable, $8,529,353 43. Total, $23,529,353 43.

By the treaty with Spain of the 22d of February, 1819, there was paid for the Floridas $5,000,000 00. Interest on stock till paid off, $1,489,768 66. Total, $6,489,768 66.

Paid, and stipulated to be paid by the United States, to the several Indian tribes, for lands ceded by them since the year 1794, $84,549,254 81.

Imports into the United States from the first of October, 1821, to the 30th September, 1838.

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