Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1794.
Published for the House of Representatives. 4 folding tables. 65pp. + 12pp. appendix. Folio, original blue wrappers, margins uncut, backstrip of spine lacking, front and back wrapper with some light dampstaining, internally very good. Philadelphia: Printed by John Fenno, 1794. Very Scarce.
Enlarged second edition printed the same year as the first edition. Folding tables show the exact expenditures and receipts of the United States government for the year 1793. The rest of the text are figures of receipts from custom duties, duties on alcohol, and other revenue sources, and payments by the Federal government are delineated, item by item, and dated. Payments to individuals have each person's name listed. The appendix is titled: Appendix, containing statements shewing the operation of the funds for reducing the domestic debt to the close of the year 1793. Also, statements of the foreign and domestic debts of the United States, and of the expenditure of the proceeds of foreign loans, to the same period. In, 1793, the revenue for the Federal budget was 4.8 million dollars and the public debt was 80.4 million dollars. John Fenno, the printer of this work, printed many works for the administration of George Washington and the Congress. He was an ardent Federalist and a protege of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Fenno, also was the publisher of the Federalist newspaper, Gazette of the United States. Evans 27931
Condition: Very Good(-)