James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George Graham, 23 May 1815

Department of War May 23rd. 1815.

The Acting Secretary of War has the honor to represent to the President of the United States: That tho’ appropriations for the Subsistence, for the Quarter Masters Department, for Arsenals, Magazines &c, Maps and plans, forage of Rangers, and Camp Equipage of the Army of the United States for the years 1814 & 1815, are inadequate to the accomplishment of their object; and that it has become necessary for the Public Service, that a portion of the Monies appropriated for other branches of expenditure in the Department of War, be applied, to the Said appropriations as follows:

From Clothing to Subsistence $500,000.00
From Indian Dept. to Quarter Masters Dept. 250.000
"  Arming & Equipping Militia to do. 150.000 400,000.00
From Arming & Equipping Militia to be applied as follows
To Arsenals, Magazines &c 3035.08
To Maps, plans, &c. 2250.85
To forage of Rangers 3952.80
To Subsistence 40761.27 50,000.00
From Contingencies to Camp Equipage 200,000.00
Purchase of artillery Horses to ditto. 50.000.00 250.000.00

(Approved. James Madison.)

All which is respectfully Submitted.

The original delivered by me to the Comptroller

Geo: Graham

DNA: RG 59—LSP—Letters Sent to the President.

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