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    Republic of Texas: Special Report/of/The Secretary of the Treasury./November, 1839 Printed by Order of Congress, 12 pages, 5:" x 7.5". Whiting's Print.: [Austin], 1839. Three-quarter crimson morocco over marbled boards in slipcase embossed in gold: "Thomas W. Streeter." Thomas Streeter's copy, with his pencil notes on endsheet and his "Ex/T.W.S./Libris" oval bookplate label affixed on front inside marble board. First edition. The text of the Special Report by Secretary of the Treasury James H. Starr, giving estimates of expenditures for the year 1840, is addressed to David G. Burnet, President of the Senate (and Vice President of Texas). In November 1839, Whiting charged the House for 500 copies and the Senate for 250 copies. Various departmental estimates of expense are given. The total expenditures for the year ending September 30, 1839 were $1,965,169.58 of which $1,902,690.36 was said to be in promissory notes of the government. The receipts, partly estimated, for the fiscal year are stated to be $637,708.78, and the public debt to be $2,860,041.65. Receipts of the government in the current fiscal year are estimated at $1,300,000. Very fine condition. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 369: locating six copies, including the present one. Thomas Streeter's copy


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