UNCLE SAM'S TREASURY by Robert Disracil


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Companion volume to Here Comes the Mail, though the very content limits it to boys and girls of somewhat keener mentality or perhaps of more specialized interest. This is the story of the Treasury Department, and most adults will learn a lot from it. Clearly, conciscly, the author outlines the divisional responsibilities, the matters of taxes for internal revenue, of sales taxes, customs, income tax, business taxes, revenue stamps, estate taxes, and so on. Then the making of money, both metal and paper money. The relation of banks to money. The officials of the treasury, the problems of debt, loans, budget. Finally, the procurement department for the purchase of goods used by the Federal Government, and the Coast Guard, the Treasury's Navy. It is a good job of condensation and exposition. Schools and public libraries.

Pub Date: April 16th, 1941
Publisher: Little, Brown