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TREASURER. An officer entrusted with the treasures or money either of a
private individual, a corporation, a company, or a state.
2. It is his duty to use ordinary diligence in the performance of his office, and to account with those whose money he has.
TREASURER. OF THE MINT. An officer created by the act of January 18, 1837,
whose duties are prescribed as follows: The treasurer shall receive and
safely keep all moneys which shall be for the use and support of the mint;
shall keep all the current accounts of the mint, and pay all moneys due by
the mint, on warrants from the director. He shall receive all bullion
brought to the mint for coinage; shall be the keeper of all bullion and coin
in the mint, except while the same is legally placed in the hands of other
officers, and shall, on warrants from the director, deliver all coins struck
at the mint to the persons to whom they shall be legally payable. And he
shall keep regular and faithful accounts of all the transactions of the
mint, in bullion and coins, both with the officers of the mint and the
depositors; and shall present, quarter-yearly, to the treasury department of
the United States, according to such forms as shall be prescribed by that
department, an account of the receipts and disbursements of the mint, for
the purpose of being adjusted and settled.
2. This officer is required to give bond to the United States with one or more sureties to the satisfaction of the secretary of the treasury, in the sum of ten thousand dollars. His salary is two thousand dollars.