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Brought forward 11,440,000 6. Reserved out of the Mediterranean fund, for meeting extraordinary expences

100,000 Making

11,540,000 Deduct from

11,750,000

Leaves

210,000

MEDITERRANEAN FUND. The value of merchandise, paying duties ad valorem, imported in 1802, amounts, after declucting the exportations of the same year, to thirty-one millions seven hundred and six thousand dollars. The value of the same, imported in 1803, amounts to thirty-four millions three hundred and seventy thousand dollars. The additional duty of two and a half per cent. constitutes the Mediterranean fund, and, calculated on the importations of two years, would yield annually eight hundred and twenty-six thousand dollars. But several articles, which, in 1802 and 1803, paid duties ad valorem, have since been charged with specific duties: the deduction on that account will not amount to listy thousand dollars, and the proceeds of the additional duty may be computed at seven hundred and eighty thousand dollars; and for the eighteen months commencing on the 1st July, 1804, and ending on the 31st December, 1805, at one million one hundred and seventy thousand dollars.

The expences authorised by the act constituting the fund are, 1. For the navy, in addition to the annual appropriation

of 650,000 dollars, viz. There had been advanced from the ordinary revenue, prior to the 30th September, 1804

350,000 A further payment will be made before the 1st January, 1805, of

130,000 To be paid during 1805, on account of this fund 590,000

1,070,000 2. Reserved for other extraordinary expences which may be incurred for the same object

100,000

1,170,000

These duties began to operate on the 1st of July last ; but as they are payable six, eight, nine, ten, and twelve months after importation, no part will be paid in the treasury in the present year, and a sum of only 550,000 dollars is expected to be received during the course of 1805. For that sum only credit has been taken in the estimate of receipts for that year, while a part of the 1,170,000 dollars, chargeable to the fund, has already been expended, and the rest is included in the preceding estimate of expences for 1805. The difference (620,000 dollars) will, at the end of next year, consist of outstanding bonds, payable in 1806; and, if the additional duty should cease at that time, that outstanding balance will, as collected, replace the sum advanced from the ordinary revenues, in anticipation of the proceeds of the fund; for it is hoped that the situation of the treasury will render it unnecessary to borrow on the credit of the fund.

BALANCE IN THE TREASURY. The greater part of the balance of 5,860,981 dollars, 54 cents, which, on the 30th day of September, 1803, remained in the treasury, was then

sensidered as applicable to the payment of certain extraordinary demands. As no such payment has been made during last year, besides the first installment of 888,000 dollars, due to Great Britain, nor any other extraordinary expences been discharged than the advance of 350,000 dollars, in anticipation of the Mediterranean fund, the balance remaining in the treasury, on the 30th of September, 1804, still amounted to 4,882,225 dollars and 11 cents. That sum, with the surplus for 1805, the sum advanced to the Mediterranean fund, and the arrears of direct tax and internal revenue, may be sufficient to discharge the balance of 1,776,000 dollars due to Great Britain, the loan of 200,000 dollars to Maryland, and 2,000,000 dollars on account of American claims assumed by the French convention. As the greater part of these demands will be paid in 1805, the balance will not probably, at the end of that year, exceed the sum which it is always expedient to retain in the treasury.

PUBLIC DEBT.

The payments on account of the principal of the debt are,

during the year ending on the 30th of September last 3,652,887 15 And are, during the three years and a half, commencing on

the 1st day of April, 1801, and ending on the 30th September, 1804

13,576,881 86 During the same period, a new debt of thirteen millions of dollars has been created by the purchase of Louisiana, viz. Six per cent. stock

11,250,000 Amount of American claims assumed by the convention, two

millions thereof being already provided for, out of the surplus in the treasury

1,750,000

13,000,000

Another view of the subject may be given in the following manner : The balance in the treasury, on the 1st day of April, 1801

1,794,044 85 And on the 30th of September, 1804 4,882,225 11 Making

3,088,180 26 From which deducting (proceeds of sales of bank shares) 1,287,600

1,800,580 26

Leaves for encrease from ordinary revenue
Prom the 1st day of April, 1801, to the 30th September,

1804, the following debts contracted prior to that period

have been discharged : 1. On account of the domestic and foreign debt

13,576,891 86 2. First installment to Great Britain, in pursuance of the treaty of 1794

888,000

14,464,891 86

Making
From which deduct

16,265,472 12 15,000,000

Being the purchase money of Louisiana, leaves difference in favour of the United States.

1,265,472 12

VOL. III. NO, XVI.

If the revenue during the ensuing year prove, as is probable, more productive than has been estimated, the surplus will be applied to pay 1,750,000 dollars, yet unprovided for, on account of American claims, and will so far diminish the amount of the loan authorized for that object.

Hence it appears, that the United States have, during three years and a half, ending on the 30th of September last, discharged a larger amount of the principal of their old debt than the whole amount of the new debt, created in consequence of the purchase of Louisiana ; and that their existing and growing resources will, during the ensuing year, suffice, after defraying current expences, and paying more than 3,750,000 dollars, on account of the engagements resulting from the French and British conventions, to discharge near three millions and seven hundred thousand dollars of the principal of the public debt.

PUBLIC EXPENCES OF THE UNITED STATES, FOR 1805.

CIVIL list, including the civil expences of the territory of
New Orleans

611,911 50 Miscellaneous expences

310,982 31 Intercourse with foreign nations

269,550 Military establishment

942,992 48 Naval establishment, including 71,340 dollars, 76 cents, as

an appropriation for the crew of the frigate Philadelphia 1,240,445 29

ESTIMATE.

Legislature, including stationary, printing, fuel, &c.
Executive, president and vice president
Department of state
Treasury department
War department
Naval department
General post-office
Compensations to loan-officers, &c.
Surveyor general department

south of Tenessee Officers of the mint

228,565 30,000 27,304 73,277 27 29,450 21,170 11,360 26,250 2,000 3,200 10,600

GOVERNMENTS IN TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED

STATES, Territory of New Orleans

21,240 Mississippi territory

5,500 Indiana territory

5,500 Valuation of lands, &c.

13,595 23 Miscellaneous

2,000

JUDICIARY.
Chief justice and five associates
Nineteen district judges
District of Columbia
Attorney general
District attornies
Marshals
Expences of courts, &c.

21,500 26,200 5,200 3,000 3,400 1,600 4,000

Light-house establishment

126,776 53

REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES.

RECEIPT.

80

THE number of patients of the execution of this important work Philadelphia dispensary, from De- has been very great, and a consicember 1, 1803, to December 1, derable length of time has been 1804, is

2,129 employed in collecting the necessary Remaining since last year 60 materials. Every county, and most Admitted since last year 2,069 of the public roads, will be accu

rately delineated, and the whole Of whom cured

1,861 work will be rendered so correct, Dead

96 as to merit the confidence and paRelieved

49

tronage of the public. Removed

25 Irregular

36 Remaining

62

December 6. Was executed at - 2,129 Jacksonborough, South Carolina,

pursuant to his sentence, James

Harvey, for the murder of Richard Balance in the treasury,

De

Johnston. He was the Jerseer of cember 20, 1803

606 31 Mr. Johnston, and in the most wanContributions and life sub

ton, cold blooded manner, without scriptions

965 being even able to allege any injury Legacy of W. Sheaff 342 received, or cause of enmity, did he Ebenezer Cresson's legacy 133 33 decoy him ove of his bed to his door, A donation from G. Jones 400 82 where he was lying in wait to shoot One year's rent of the Dis

him. pensary cellar Balance due the treasurer 411 53

12. About ten o'clock at night, a $ 2938 99 man dressed in sailor's apparel was

found at the rear of the Exchange EXPENDITURE.

Coffee-house, Norfolk, frozen to

death. House expences, medicines, and stationaries

1212 32 Apothecary's salary 266 67 On the evening following, at Note discounted at bank 500 Portsmouth, Virginia, a young man Interest to Pennsylvania blew his brains out with a horse Hospital

160 pístol. Principal due to do.

800 ---$ 2938 99

New York, Dec. 18. Før many years past, New York has not witnessed a fire so exten

sive as that which, on the 18th of A map of Virginia, faid down December, in the morning, dealt from actual surveys, and the latest destruction to a valuable portion of as well as most accurate observa- the city. At an early hour, the tion, is now preparing by Mr. Ma. Aames burst with dreadful fury from dison, president of William and the house, No. 104, Front-street, Mary College ; a rough draft of where the fire originated, and the which will, in the course of two or adjacent buildings. The night was three weeks, be submitted to the in- very cold, and at three o'clock very spection of the members of the ge- few persons had assembled ; at four neral assembly of Virginia. The the bucket ranks were very imper. labour and expence attending the fectly formed. At this time, owing

to the force of the wind, which blew ruin ; all conspired to fill the mind fresh from the west, and the com- with horror. The destruction of bustible nature of the houses, and property on this occasion has been especially of their contents, the immense. The value of goods desfames were spreading with fright- troyed is more than a million of ful and fatal haste. In the course dollars. Among other buildings, we of an hour, between twenty and have to mention the excellent firethirty houses had become a prey to proof stores of Bailey and Bogert, the fire, and, with regard to them, and Joshua Jones, the office of the the engines were altogether unavail. Morning Chronicle, and old Coffeeing. Great exertions were made to house. supply the engines ; but as the wa The following is a list of the parter in the harbour was at ebb, and ticular houses, owners, and occuas the pumps and cisterns furnished pants affected : a very small quantity, they were not served as the occasion required. Seventeen buildings in Front-street. The frating engine, however, statened at a convenient spot, proved One three story wood building, of essential benefit, and plentifully occupied by J. Sullivan, wholesale supplied the small engines in its im- and retail grocer. mediate neighbourhood. The pro One three story wood building, gress of the fire vas in the direction occupied by M. Blake as a flax-seed of the gale; and as it commenced warehouse. at 104, Front, it of course proceeded One four story fire-proof building, towards the Coffee-hou e-slip, in- occupied by J. D. Martin and W. volving in destruction almost every R. Wheaton, merchants. building situate in Front-street, and One two story wood building, ocon the east side of Water-street, be- cupied by D. Sullivan as a flax-seed tween Gouverneur's-alley and the warehouse. slip. Meantime, the coals and One two story wood building, ocbrands, carried along by the wind, cupied by M. Ward. fell on the shipping in the wharf, Two four story fire-proof stores, and the houses on the opposite side, occupied by Bailey and Bogert, comand thus the fire was communicated mission merchants. to a still greater extent. Fortunate One three story wood store, oely, however, the vessels sustained no cupied by J. Forbes. inaterial damage, and the progress One three story brick building, of the fire on this side of the wharf, occupied by Mr. Shonnard, boardafter it had consumed a few wooden ing-house. houses, was arrested.

One three story brick building, About five o'clock in the morning occupied by J. B. Kursheedt, merthe conflagration was at it: height, chant. and the general scene at this mo One three story brick building, ment, as seen from the roof of the occupied by J. Sullivan as a dwelTontine, was grand and awful. For. ling. ty houses wrapped in flame ; co One small wood building, occulumns of murky smoke ascending in pied by C. M'Carthy, grocer, where thickening volumes, and sweeping the fire is said to have begun. before the wind ; showers of red One three story wood store, oChot embers scattering danger far cupied by Hannań Russel, tobaccoand wide; the hiss of blazing tim- nist. bers; the crash of falling walls; One three story wood store, octhe busy stir of thousands, carrying cupied by Roche and Betts, grocers. furniture, serving water, and work. One three story wood store, ocing engines; the melancholy appear cupied by A. Ogilvie, grocer. ance of women and children, driven One three story wood store, ocfrom their homes, now involved in cupied by W. Bradbury, grocer.

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