Abstract of American Finances, as laid before Congress, January 23, by Alexander Hamilton, Esq; Secretary to the Treasury of the United States.
Revenue. Dollars.Duties on Imports for the year 1792, estimated at 3,300,000 Duties on home made spirits for 1792, estimated at 400,000 ___________Total, 3,700,000
Expences. Dollars. Cents.For support of the Civil Establishment of } 368,653 56government, Ambassadors, &c. &c. Military Establishment, including the ex. } 382,731 61pences of the Indian War,Pensions to Invalids who have not accept } 87,462 60ed of lands. ___________Total, 388,848 77Interest on the foreign and domestic } 2,849,194 77debts, including the state debts afsumed, ___________3,683,043 50
Estimating the dollar at 4s. 6d. and each cent at a half penny, amount to eight hundred and forty seven thousand and ten pounds, two shillings, and two-pence sterling British money, which comes to about 4s. 2d. sterling a head for each person.
Citation: Glasgow Advertiser (Glasgow, United Kingdom), 23 April 1792, available at the Scissors and Paste Database, http://www.scissorsandpaste.net/338.