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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning state quotas of money for the war
United States. Continental Congress
October 18, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 429-430

A RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book]

By the United States In Congress Assembled, 18th October, 1782.

On the Report of a Grand Committee consisting of a member from each State.

Resolved:

That the following Quotas of two Millions of Dollars required from the States by the Resolution of the 16th for the service of the year 1783, be assigned to the respective States, viz:

To New Hampshire,
80,000
Massachusetts,
320,000
Rhode Island & Providence Plantation,
40,000
Connecticut,
222,000
New York,
90,000
New Jersey,
110,000
Pennsylvania,
300,000
Delaware,
280,000
Maryland,
220,000
Virginia,
290,000
North Carolina,
148,000
South Carolina,
120,000
Georgia,
24,000

Resolved:

That the several States be called upon to furnish the Treasury of the United States with their respective Quotas in four equal proportions or quarterly payments, the first payment to be made on the first day of April next; that the said Sums, when paid, shall be Credited to the account of the several States on Interest to be hereafter

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adjusted agreeably to the Resolutions of the sixth of October, 1779.

Resolved:

That it be impressed on the several States as absolutely necessary to lay Taxes for raising their Quotas of money for the United States separate from those laid for their own particular use, and to pass Acts directing the Collectors to pay the same to such persons as have or shall be appointed by the Superintendent of Finance to receive the same within the State, and to authorize such receiver to recover the Monies and the Collectors for the use of the United States in the same manner and under the same penalties as State Taxes are recovered by the Treasurer of the respective States to be subject only to the orders of Congress or the Superintendent of Finance.

CHARLES THOMPSON,
Secretary.