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when presented in sums of $100. Third, that

bonds, amounting to several millions of dollars, which were printed for the issuance of the 100_3 bonds, and are in the hands of the Franklin Bank Note Company, New York, should be listed and destroyed, and also that the various plates used for the printing of said bonds and are in the hands of said company, shall be taken in charge by the State and destroyed or be put in some place for safe keeping. It

appears from the certified transcript of the Fourth National Bank, New York, that certain bonds were funded in August, 1869, in which were included two bonds known as white “Abonds due January 1, 1870. It also appears that from the funding on Novem. ber 4, 1882, that these two bonds, together with others, entered into the funding of 1882, and compromise bonds were issued for them, among the number, No. 6,352. Upon the presentation of this bond, No. 6,352, the funding board refused to fund it, as it occurred to them that bonds had been issued twice for the same bonds. I would therefore recommend that you cause such investigation as you may deem proper in this matter.

I also desire to report that bond No. 5,804, green “F,” has been taken np and cancelled in book 2, page 147; also January, 1876, subsequent coupons in settlement of a judgment against Chambers & Foley, securities of Phillip Garvin, revenue collector of Shelby county, 1866–7, as per agreement of J. L. Gaines and M. T. Polk, under House Joint Resolution No. 73, page 328, acts 1875.

I also desire to report that I cancelled and returned bond No. 325, blue “ B," upon which the State was endorser for the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, and delivered to them bond No. 5,414 of said railroad, which had been left as collateral security by act of Legislature 1847–8, chap. 169, page 272.

CONCLUSION.

The duties of this office are laborious and responsible. I have sought to perform them with diligence and fidelity, with a purpose devoted to the interest of the State and the rights of the people. How far I have succeeded is a question to be answered by the public voice. My conduct in the discharge of my official duties is open to inspection.

I cannot conclude, without tendering to your Excellency my profound thanks for the courtesy extended me during my official term. To the revenue collectors, including clerks, trustees and attorneys, for the prompt manner in which they have executed their duties during the two years just closed; to Mr. W. H. Simonton, who has charge of the funding department, for the faithful, satisfactory and comprehensive manner in which he has conducted the same; and to Mr. J. W. Allen, my principal clerk, and Mr. Leon Trousdale, my assistant clerk, for the industry, accuracy and fidelity with which they have performed their respective duties.

Respectfully,

P. P. PICKARD, Comptroller of the Treasury.

APPENDIX

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APPENDIX.

A-CASH ACCOUNT.

Balance · cash

cash in State Treasury, Dec. 19, 1882 .....

$ 508,015 08 Cash received by Treasurer from

Dec. 20, 1882, to Dec. 31, 1882.... 57,069 65 Cash received by Treasurer from

Jan. 1, 1883, to Jan. 5, 1883......... 38,254 15 Cash received by Treasurer, error as

per report of Elliston to Investigating Committee....

1 74

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Of the above balance there was turned

over to Atha Thomas, Treas., by

Investigating Committee..... $ 246,790 76 Cash received by Treasurer from Jan.

31, 1883, to Dec. 19, 1884, Inc..... 2,099,563 18

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