James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Armstrong, 6 August 1813

From John Armstrong

War Department August 6th. 1813.


I have the honor to inform you that the existing appropriations applicable to the clothing Department & to the Subsistence of the Army are nearly expended, & to request that you will be pleased to direct that the Sum of Six hundred Thousand Dollars, appropriated for Ordnance, be applied to defray further Expences in the clothing Department; & that the Sum of Eight hundred thousand Dollars, appropriated for Fortifications, be applied to the Subsistence of the Army.

John Armstrong

RC (DLC); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 107, LSP). RC in a clerk’s hand, signed by Armstrong. Docketed by JM.

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