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