The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. Annually since its establishment in 1863, the OCC has reported to Congress and the public the status of the national banks chartered, regulated, and supervised.
The Department of the Treasury was established in 1789. These annual reports also contain the reports of the many departments of the Treasury, including the Bureau of the Mint, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of Customs, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Secret Service, and the Internal Revenue Service.
Statistical Appendices for the years 1968-1980 are included.
Most of the reports for the years 1790-1844 were bound together into four volumes with combined indexes at the end of each volume. The index for the volume and table of contents listing the reports contained in that volume are included in the pdfs for the applicable years. Additionally, reports for the years 1789, 1792-1794, and 1796-1800 were downloaded from the American State Papers, digitized by the Library of Congress.
In the report for 1842, there is a notation that an act to establish a fiscal year for the United States was approved on August 26, 1842.
- Annual Reports
- Data and Statistical Publications
- Data Publications
- Government Debt
- Government Securities Market
History of the Legal Tender Paper Money Issued During the Great Rebellion, Being a Loan Without Interest and a National Currency
E. G. Spaulding, Chairman of the Subcommittee of the Ways and Means at the time of the 1862 Legal Tender Act, compiled this history of paper legal tender. At the time of the Act, the United States had no national currency and no means to support the Union effort in the Civil War. The Act was passed to authorize the creation of paper money not backed by gold or silver, legal tender for "payment of all taxes, internal duties, excises, debts, and demands of every kind due to the United States." The Act laid the foundation for the creation of a permanent currency in the decades after the Civil War.
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