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    Mint and Treasury Archive

    Mint and Treasury Related Financial Documents. Five early documents pertinent to the U.S. Mint or Treasury:
    (1) ALS dated August 2, 1809 by Albert Gallatin, signed as Secretary of the Treasury (Gallatin served that position from 1801 to 1814), to Nathaniel Williams, Esq., Collector of Dighton (MA), pertaining to a petition of Abel Borden, regarding his vessels, with a note on the back, in the pen of Williams, "From the Sec'y, August 2, 1809, that if the facts in Abel Borden petition be true his vessel ought to be released. I answered that they were not."
    (2) Mint of the United States, Assistant Treasurer's Office, Philadelphia, March 16, 1848, deposit receipt signed by James Ross Snowden.
    (3) Printed report dated June 23, 1854, providing a report of the Register of the Treasury "to communicate to the Senate copies of all quarterly or other accounts of the expenditures of the mint, which have been returned since the 3d of March, 1853," 21 pp.
    (4) Printed report of July 5, 1854, transmitting "information respecting the present condition of the building of the United States branch mint at New Orleans," 4 pp.
    (5) Report dated September 21, 1874, from the Melter and Refiner itemizing "small sales of sundry residues," signed as received by J.A. Pollock, Superintendent of the Mint.
    The five items provide a remarkable and eclectic view of the Mint and Treasury at different points in the 19th century, and will undoubtedly provide much enjoyment for the history buff. Overall condition is excellent.


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