Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) An Act making Appropriations for the Support of Government for the Year one thousand seven hundred and ninety three.

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00755 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Printed document signed Date: 28 February 1793 Pagination: 4 p. ; 38 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: Sets the federal budget for the year at $1,589,044.72. Lists the salaries to be paid to members and employees of government, the amount of their expenses, such as stationary, to be covered, and other costs of the federal government, such as the Indian Bureau. Gives the President the power to borrow money from the Bank to pay off these expenses. Signed by Jefferson as Secretary of State.

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: FinanceAmerican Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsRebellionEconomicsBank of the USBankingPresidentVice President

Sub Era: The Early Republic

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources