James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Navy Department, 30 November 1815

30 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 of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments," I do hereby direct, that out of the balance of the appropriation for the building or purchasing Vessels to carry not less than 8 nor more than 16 guns each, there be applied the sum of forty five thousand dollars to the "Purchase and Equipment of Captured Vessels" Given under my hand this thirtieth day of November, in the Year of Our Lord, 1815.

(Signed) James Madison


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