United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 58
May 10, 1800.
Chap. LVIII.—An Act supplementary to the act entitled “An act to establish the Treasury Department.”
Duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to lay before Congress estimates of the revenue.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to digest, prepare and lay before Congress at the commencement of every session, a report on the subject of finance, containing estimates of the public revenue and public expenditures, and plans for improving or increasing the revenues, from time to time, for the purpose of giving information to Congress in adopting modes of raising the money requisite to meet the public expenditures.
Approved, May 10, 1800.