Report on Reduction of Expenses in the War Department
[Philadelphia] April 7, 1783
That the Secretary at war in concert with the Commander in Chief be directed to consider and report to Congress as speedily as may be such measures as it will be proper to take in the present juncture for reducing the expences of The United States in the war department.4
AD, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.
1. The committee consisted of H, Richard Peters, and Nathaniel Gorham.
2. The committee had been appointed on April 4, 1783, “to consider the means of reducing expenditures in the military department” (JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XXIV, 240, note 1).
3. This paragraph is not in the writing of H.
4. The report was passed, according to the endorsement, on April 7, 1783.