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Otis, Samuel A. (1740-1814) [Congresstional order for Treasury Department to compile federal salaries]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08960.02 Author/Creator: Otis, Samuel A. (1740-1814) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Broadside Date: 7 May 1792 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: Congress ordering the Secretary of the Treasury to present the senate with a statement of "salaries, fees and emoluments...of every person holding any civil office or employment under the United States...together with the actual disbursements and expences in the discharge of their respective offices and employments."

Background Information: Samuel A. Otis was the first secretary of the United States Senate.

People: Otis, Samuel Allyne, 1740-1814

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsFinanceAmerican StatesmenCongress

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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