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U.S. Mint Report (1798)

(1799)


Periodical Summary

U.S. Mint Director Elias Boudinot's report for the year 1798, delivered on January 31, 1799. Extracted from the American State Papers, class 3 (Finance), vol. 1, no. 140. Also included here is no. 141, a letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury.

Paul Hybert summary for no. 140: "A report from mint director Elias Boudinot to President Adams, who relayed it to Congress. The number of each denomination minted in 1798 is given; the value of the 1798 coins nearly double the value in any preceding year. The unprotected state of the mint should be reconsidered in light of the scheme, detected last summer, for robbing the mint."

Paul Hybert summary for no. 141: "A letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury, accompanying the first of the required reports on the finances of the mint. This report covers from the establishment of the mint to the present, and future reports will be issued annually."

See transcriptions at http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/asp/cl03.finance/v1/n140.html and http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/asp/cl03.finance/v1/n141.html.

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