Letter from the Director of the Mint : accompanying a report, and sundry statements ...
U.S. Mint Annual Reports (1797)
Mint Director Elias Boudinot's report on gold and silver production. This appears to be a contemporary printing, the same text is also found in the American State Papers, class 3 (finance), volume 1, report no. 118. Boudinot's annual report for this year was issued separately, on February 5, 1798.
Paul Hybert summary: "A report from the mint Director, responding to an order from the House, stating the quantities of silver and gold coins produced since the report of about a year earlier. The individual deposits of silver and gold are listed by date, and give the depostor name, bullion weight, value, and type of deposited items. The mint works with local banks to receive deposits that are small enough to process quickly."
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