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THE FIRST COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY.

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REPORT

SIR: The following report, which embraces the operation of this office during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1877, is respectfully submitted. The number of warrants examined, countersigned, entered upon blotters, and posted into ledgers was as follows:

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War pay

War repay.
Navy pay
Navy repay
Interior civil
Interior pay..
Interior repay.
Appropriation..
Customs, (covering).
Land, (covering)....
Internal revenue, (covering).
Miscellaneous, (covering)..
Miscellaneous repay, (covering)..

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

FIRST COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE,
October 10, 1877.

2,631

219

1, 159

Public printing, embracing accounts for printing, for paper and for binding. Territorial, embracing accounts for the legislative expenses of the several Territories and all the expenses incident to their government......

3,477

5,095

4,883

2,518

6,263

1,098

2,261

220 1,984 2,894

715

146 1,416 819 1,839 6,750 1,924

The following accounts were received from the First and Fifth Auditors of the Treasury and the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and revised and certified, viz: Judiciary, embracing the accounts of the United States marshals for their fees

and for the expenses of the United States courts, of the United States district
attorneys, and of the commissioners and clerks of the United States courts.
Diplomatic and consular, embracing the accounts arising from our intercourse
with foreign nations, expenses of consuls for sick and disabled seamen, of our
commercial agents in foreign countries....
Awards by the court of Alabama claims.

Public lands, embracing the accounts of the registers and receivers of land-
offices, and surveyors-general and their deputies, and of lards erroneously
sold
Steamboats, embracing accounts for the expenses of the inspection of steam-
vessels and salaries of inspectors....

Mint and assay-offices, embracing the accounts of gold, silver, and cent coinage,
of bullion, of salaries of the officers, and general expenses.

Public debt, embracing the account of the Treasurer of the United States, and the accounts of the assistant treasurers for the redemption of United States stocks and notes, and for the payment of the interest on the public debt....

2,356

2,212 1,003

2,567

316

221

655

73

327

Congressional, embracing accounts for salaries, for contingent expenses, and for other expenses of the United States Senate and House of Representatives

Internal-revenue collectors' accounts of the revenue collected, the expenses of collecting the same, compensation of collectors, and the expenses of their offices....

Internal-revenue-stamp agents' accounts for the sale of stamps..
Miscellaneous internal revenue, embracing accounts of supervisors, surveyors,

agents, accounts for redemption of stamps, for drawback, &c...
Internal-revenue assessors' accounts for the expenses of levying the taxes and
for their own compensation..............
Miscellaneous, embracing accounts for the contingent expenses of all the Execu-
tive Departments at Washington, salaries of judges, district attorneys, and
marshals, expenses of the Coast Survey, of public buildings and grounds, &c.
Number of letters written from this office on official business.....
Number of receipts for tax-lists, given by collectors, examined, registered, and
filed.....

Number of requisitions examined, entered, and reported, viz:

Diplomatic and consular....
Collectors of internal revenue
United States marshals
Mints....

Number of books of tax-paid spirits, tobacco, and special stamps counted and certified

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Hon. JOHN SHERMAN,

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Secretary of the Treasury.

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127

1,950 572

2, 483

10

2,609 10, 445

1,732

16, 564

The above detail exhibits but a portion of the duties pertaining to this office. There should be added the examination, registering, and filing of official bonds; the examination, filing, and registering of powers of attorney for the collection of money due to public creditors from the government; the examination and decision of applications for the issue of securities in place of those lost or destroyed, and a variety of miscellaneous business occurring daily, which need not be mentioned in detail. I commend the persons employed in the office for their faithful and efficient service. Respectfully submitted.

1, 154 1,691 383 121

J. TARBELL, Acting Comptroller.

REPORT OF THE SECOND COMPTROLLER.

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