From William Eustis
War. Dept: October 29. 1812
I have the honor to inform you that the existing appropriations applicable to the Clothing Department are nearly expended & to request that you will be pleased to direct that the sum of Five hundred Thousand Dollars appropriated for the pay of the Army be applied to defray further expenses in the Clothing Department.
RC (DLC); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 107, LSP). RC in a clerk’s hand, signed by Eustis; docketed by JM.