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    Report of the select committee ... to inquire into the expediency of continuing in force ... the currency of certain foreign coins ... 2/5/1823

    Report of the select committee ... to inquire into the expediency of continuing in force ... the currency of certain foreign coins ...

    A Congressional report on the use of French silver coins. The same text appears in the American State Papers, finance (class 3), volume 4, report no. 665.

    Paul Hybert summary: "A committee report to the House of Representatives, regarding the continued currency of the crowns and five franc pieces of France. Because of the general scarcity of gold and silver coins, and because the mentioned silver coins of France form most of the precious metal coins now held by banks in the United States, letting their currency lapse would only worsen a difficult situation. A bill continuing their currency for another two years is proposed. "

    A transcript is at: http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/asp/cl03.finance/v4/n665.html.


    Report of the select committee appointed on the 13th ult. in relation to the expediency of receiving certain foreign coins in payments at the Treasury... 2/6/1823

    Report of the select committee appointed on the 13th ult. in relation to the expediency of receiving certain foreign coins in payments at the Treasury...

    A Congressional report on the use of foreign gold coins within the U.S. The same text appears in the American State Papers, finance (class 3), volume 4, report no. 667.

    Paul Hybert summary: "A committee report to the House of Representatives, regarding the continued currency of foreign gold coins. Due to the scarcity of gold coins, the Receivers of Public Moneys should continue to receive foreign gold coins for purchases of public lands; the committee feel the Treasury Department’s decision to continue accepting foreign gold coins, even after the expiration of the law making them current, was appropriate and that a new law should continue their currency for public land sales. In an attached letter, Treasury Secretary Crawford again asks that the relative valuation of gold and silver in coins should be changed to a ratio more consistent with the use by our foreign trading partners."

    A transcription is at: http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/asp/cl03.finance/v4/n667.html


    Report of a select committee, appointed to inquire whether any legislative provision is necessary, for the settlement of the accounts of Daniel D. Tompkins 2/8/1823

    Report of a select committee, appointed to inquire whether any legislative provision is necessary, for the settlement of the accounts of Daniel D. Tompkins

    A Congressional report considering compensation for Daniel D. Tompkins, who advanced funds to the U.S. during the War of 1812.


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