James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Alexander J. Dallas, 23 May 1815


Department of War 23. May. 1815.

The Acting Secretary of War has the honor to represent to the President of the United States: That the 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 objects; and that it has become necessary for the Public Service, that a portion of the money 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 Qr. Mar. Dept. $250,000.00
 "  Arming & Equipping Militia to do. 150,000.00 400,000.00
From Arming $ Equipping Militia to be applied as follows
 To Arsenals & Magazines $3035.08.00
 To Maps, plans, &c. 2250.85.00
 To forage for Rangers 3952.80.00
 To Subsistence 40761.27.00 50,000.00
 From Contingencies to Camp Equipe. 200,000.00
 "  Purchase of artillery Horses to Do. 50.000.00 250.000.00

All which is respectfully Submitted

(Signed) A. J. Dallas

DNA: RG 107—LRRS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series.

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