Lot 368: ANTIQUE 1815 Treasury Gov Doc Of Foreign Trade to the US in 1812-13 Signed in TYPE by Treasury Sec A. J. Dallas & Register Joseph Nourse

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Description: ANTIQUE Removed US Government Document Regarding Foreign Trade to the US in 1812-13 Signed in TYPE by Treasury Secretary A. J. Dallas & Register Joseph Nourse. ANTIQUE US Government Document removed from original published House or Senate volume. 66 Pages Titled: "Letter From The Secretary Of The Treasury, Transmitting…A Statement Of Goods, Wares, & Merchandise, Imported In American & Foreign Bottoms From First October, 1812, To Thirtieth September, 1813." Large Paper 66 page US Government printed Document, approximately 13 inches high X 8 inches wide. Each page in charts showing the various goods imported into the US during the stated timespan. This was the period leading up to the War Of 1812. The nation went to war partly due to British actions that interfered with US trade. Since the US was a neutral in the Napoleonic Wars we maintained that we had the right to trade freely with both sides. England's view differed & since they had a MUCH bigger navy, they set & enforced their view of the the trade rules. These & other affronts, not to mention the Western states of the time that coveted Canada eventually led to the War of 1812. An interesting look at what the US imported from around the world in the early years of the Republic. This was a report from the Secretary Of The Treasury to the U. S. House (of Representatives) dated January 9, 1815.

The letter of transmittal page is SIGNED IN TYPE by Treasury Secretary Alexander James Dallas (1759-1817) was an American statesman who served as the US Treasury Secretary under President James Madison. His friend Albert Gallatin was Treasury Secretary when the War of 1812 began and Dallas helped Gallatin obtain funds to fight Britain. The war nearly bankrupted the Federal Government by the time Dallas replaced Gallatin as Treasury Secretary. Dallas reorganized the Treasury Department, brought the government budget back into surplus, championed the creation of the Second Bank Of the United States, and put the nation back on the specie system based on gold and silver.

The report is also SIGNED IN TYPE by Register Joseph Nourse (1754-1841) who was the first United States Register Of The Treasury whose career spanned forty years and six presidential administrations. He played a key role in administering the finances of the new Republic. He was elected Register in 1781, where he assumed responsibility for keeping the financial records and accounts of the new government. He also authenticated each piece of Continental currency by personally signing it. As Register of the Treasury, he worked closely with four administrations and early political leaders of the new nations. When Andrew Jackson was elected President in 1829, Joseph Nourse was forced from office under Jackson's infamous "Spoils System."

Paper is age toned but not brittle/one edge rough where it was removed from binding, o/w Overall Good plus Condition. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE.

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