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The N.Y. Subtreasurer [[expects?]] to receive his money on deposit. & a supervising asstn supt. [[illegible?]] they refer me to you for information. Will it be safe for me to [[send?]] a Treasurers draft in N.Y. to the Subtreasurer & to check against it. Or has not the proper arrangement been made yet? Permit me to express my gratification at the change lately made. The U.S. never keeps its own money & the disbursing officers know of [[alowed?]] of Responsibility. Now first the Subtreasury law can be literally carried out [[end page]] [[start page]] I intend to endeavor for my part to [[?]] in doing so strictly. & I hope no difficulty of limiting the crush of checks will be made. If checks for odd values paid to accts are necessarily as implicated as if the smallest amts are allown. It makes no considerable difference to the Treasurer whether we pay $125.37 or $5.37. The difference to the officer is very great as he would be obliged to keep in his cash box loose species & the responsibility will remain & his accts be complicated. I propose always to draw out in the lump the amt of my payments & to disburse the [[strikethrough]] gold [[/strikethrough]]
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