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To James Madison from William Jones, 22 August 1812

From William Jones

Providence Augt 22d 1812


Upon a presumption that my letter of July 22d must have miscarried I now do myself the honor to forward you a Copy thereof, observing to your Excellency that a supply of Arms &c &c as a part for which an Annual appropriation was made by Act of Congress April 2d 18081 is highly necessary, the reception of which would be highly gratifying to the State & very pleasing to me. I have the honor to be with great respect your Excellencys Obedient humble Servant

Wm. Jones

RC (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, J-240:6). Docketed as received in the War Department on 31 Aug. 1812.

1Jones referred to “An Act authorizing the sale of public Arms,” which allowed the president to sell public arms to individual states (U.S. Statutes at Large description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America … (17 vols.; Boston, 1848–73). description ends , 2:481).

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