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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning the cost of the war, including circular letter from Robert Morris to the state governors
United States. Continental Congress
October 16, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 443-444

HON. ROBT. MORRIS TO GOV. ALEX. MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

[Circular.]


Office of Finance,
23rd October, 1782.

Sir:

I do myself the honor to transmit the Copies of two Acts of Congress of the 16th and 18th Instant. I hope these Acts will meet that early attention which is due to their importance.

With perfect respect,
Yours, &c.,
ROBT. MORRIS.

RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States
In Congress Assembled,
16th October, 1782.

Congress resumed the consideration of the report of the Grand Committee consisting of a Member from each State which was agreed as follows: (Ten States being represented and assenting to the same.) That the estimate for the Service of the Year 1783, be as follows:

For the pay of the Army,
2,609.320
Dollars.
Hospital Department
103,177
Quarter Master General ditto,
718,500
Cloathier General ditto,
200,000
For Military Stores,
49,891
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Rations,
1,281,174
Civil and Military Staff,
304,447
Marine,
300,000
Civil List,
181,214
Contingencies,
252,277
6,000,000

Amounting in the whole to Six Million Dollars.

Resolved:

That a Requisition be made from the several States of Two Million Dollars in such Quotas as Congress may assign to them respectively as a part of the sum necessary for the Service of the next Year, and that any further Requisition be suspended until the result of the measures taken by Congress for obtaining Loans shall be known.

CHARLES THOMPSON,
Secretary.