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QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., November 3, 1864.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the usual annual report of the operations of the Quartermaster's Department during the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1864:

On the 30th of June, 1863, the termination of the preceding fiscal year, the balances in the hands of officers (after deducting the disbursements ascertained from accounts which had passed the required administrative examination of this office) amounted, as stated in the last annual report to ............$256,632,970.24

From which there is to be made a further deduction of the amount of disbursements, as ascertained from accounts for periods prior to and of the fiscal year ending 30th of June, 1863, which had been received and registered, but of which the required administrative examination had not been made, viz:

Prior to the fiscal year...................$14,460,388.14

In the first quarter.. .................... 17,356,069.88

In the second quarter...................... 53,336,583.84

In the third quarter....................... 54,034, 182.58

In the fourth quarter...................... 54,102,022.58

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193,289,247.14

Less amount shown to have been received

from sales of property, rent of

building, &c.............................. 4,193,824.75

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189,095,422.39

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Leaving an outstanding balance

due June 30, 1863, of..................... 67,537,547.85

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Which was made up as follows, viz:

1. Amount of requisitions drawn in favor of officers,

the accounts for disbursements of which had not been

received at this office.................... 47,537,380.43

Of this amount ($46,537,380.43), $2,349,192.33,

was drawn in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1862.

The balance, $44, 188, 188.10, was drawn in the fiscal

year ending June 30, 1863, and should have been

accounted for as follows, viz:

In the first quarter....................... $1,744,778.10

In the second quarter....................... 9,173,090.00

In the third quarter........................15,724,713.00

In the fourth quarter.......................17,545,607.00

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44, 188, 188.10

A large portion of this, although remitted during the fiscal year, could not have been received before its termination, and could not, therefore, be accounted for during that fiscal year. The greater portion had doubtless been accounted for direct to the proper accounting officer of the Treasury Department, as required by the act of Congress approved July 17, 1862.

2. Amount in the hands of officers unaccounted for (as ascertained from balances found due the Government, upon examination of the last accounts received, and from receipts for advances made to officers for disbursement) by officers whose accounts had been rendered................................... 6,571,300.49

Of this amount ($6,571, 300.49), the sum of $2,735,338.05 was due prior to and in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1862.

The balance, $3,835,962.44, was due in the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1863, and should have been accounted for as follows:

In the first quarter......................... $668,625.15

In the second quarter........................ 434,763.58

In the third quarter......................... 807,388.34

In the fourth quarter........................ 1,925,190.44

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3,835,962.44