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Resolutions by the Continental Congress concerning money due from the states to the United States
United States. Continental Congress
October 12, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 543-544

RESOLVES OF CONGRESS CALLING THE STATES TO COMPLEAT THE QUOTAS OF THE REQUISITIONS OF 1782 AND 1784.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress, Assembled,
October, 12th, 1785.

Whereas, it is indispensably necessary, for the support of the Federal Government, that the States should supply their quotas of Money for the purposes stated in the Estimates of the subsisting requisitions of Congress.

And, whereas, Certificates for the interest arising on loan office Certificates and other Certificates of liquidated Debts previously to the last day of December, 1782, from the deficiencies of some of the States to comply with the requisitions of the 4th September, 1782, and 27th and 28th of April, 1784, will, in pursuance of the requisition of the 27th of September, 1785, be issued by the Commissioners of the Continental Loan Office in such States.

And whereas, the extra Certificates which the said Commissioners may issue for the payment of the said Interest should be called in or redeemed by the different States in order to compleat their respective quotas of the Interest of the Domestic debt, specified in the said requisitions of the 4th September, 1782, and 27th and 28th April, 1784.

Resolved, that the several States be earnestly called on to Compleat without delay the whole of their quotas of the requisitions last mentioned, and that such of the States as may be deficient in paying their respective quotas of the Interest of the Domestic Debt

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pursuant to the said requisitions be required to collect and pay into the public Treasury the amount of such Deficiencies, either in Certificates to be issued by the Commissioners of the Continental Loan office pursuant to the requisition of the 27th September, 1785, for the payment of said Interest, or in Specie, to be applied to the redemption of such Certificates; provided, that the sum so to be paid into the Treasury and Interest Certificates as part of the requisition of the 27th and 28th April, 1784, shall not at any time exceed the proportion of facilities to be paid into the Treasury agreeably to the requisition last mentioned.

CHAS. THOMSON.