Department of War May 12th 1815
An act of Congress passed on the 2d of August 1813, authorizing the Sale of lots, belonging to the United States, in the Town of Pittsburgh. Enclosed is a Letter from my Brother on the subject of these lots. Mr. Dallas proposes that the square on which the Barracks stand, be laid out in building lots, & sold under the superintendance of Genl. Tannehill of Congress, & Capt Woolly of the ordnance department; for which he requests your approbation.
No answer has been received by Mr. Dallas to his communication to you, of the 15th of April, on the the subject of Transfers of the appropriations. Yours very Sincerely
DNA: RG 107—LRRS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series.