Navy Department Septr. 12th. 1815.
The Appropriations for "Ordnance" and the "Purchase and Equipment of Captured Vessels" being expended, I have to request, that you would be pleased to direct a Transfer to their aid from other appropriations. I have the honour to be, With the highest respect, Sir, Your Most Ob. Servant, By order of the Secretary of the Navy
DLC: Papers of James Madison.