11 November 1815
In pursuance of the authority vested in the President of the United States, by the act of Congress passed on the 3d. day of March, 1809, entitled "An Act further to amend the several Acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments," I do hereby direct, that out of the balance of the Appropriations for the “Purchase of Timber there be applied the Sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to "Ordnance". Given under my hand this 11th. day of November, in the Year of Our Lord, 1815.
DNA: RG 59—LSP—Letters Sent to the President.