Estimate of the Foreign Establishment, 5 November 1792

II. Estimate of the Foreign Establishment

Estimate of the ordinary expence of the different diplomatic grades, annually.

A Minister Plenipotentiary. A Resident. Agent.
  D D   D D   D
Outfit 1/7 of 9000. 1285.71 Outfit 1/7 of 4500.  642.85 Salary. 1300
Salary   9000. Salary   4500. Extras 350
Secretary   1350.         1650.
Extras    350. Extras    350. Medals to foreign ministers, suppose 5. to be kept here & to be changed once in 7. years will be about 654.6 annually.
Return 1/7 of 2250. 321.42 Return 1/7 of 1125 160.71
    12307.13     5653.56
       
       
       
       
       
       
To support the present establishment would require a Reduction of the establishment, to bring it within the limits of D 40,000.
    D.      
for Paris. Minister Plenipoty. 12,307.13 for Paris. a Minister Plenipty. 12,307.13
  London. do. 12,307.13   London. do. 12,307.13
  Madrid. Resident  5,653.56   Madrid. a Resident  5,653.56
  Lisbon. do.  5,653.56   Lisbon. do.  5,653.56
  Hague. do.  5,653.56   Hague. an Agent  1,650.
  Medals to foreign ministers    654.6   Medals to for ministers    654.6
    42,229.54   Surplus. 1,774.02
          40,000.

Th: Jefferson

Nov. 5. 1792.1

MS (DNA: RG 59, MLR); entirely in TJ's hand; with altered date, as noted below. PrC (DLC). FC (Lb in DNA: RG 360, DL). Tr (Lb in DNA: RG 59, SDC).

  1. TJ wrote this date after rubbing out “Oct. 21.” In the PrC he lined through the original date and wrote the new one underneath.