The President of the United States


Treasury Department

April 14, 1796


The Secretary of the Treasury respectively submits to the consideration of the President of the United States, a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue, accompanied with an account of fifteen hundred thirty(?) two gallons of oil purchased at New York for the use at the Lighthouse Establishment.


As it appears that this oil has been obtained on terms favorable to the United States, the Secretary is of the opinion that it will be advisable to confirm the purchase.


All which is respectively submitted


Oliver Wolcott

Secretary of the Treasury

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