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To James Madison from Paul Hamilton, 1 December 1809 (Abstract)

§ From Paul Hamilton

1 December 1809, Navy Department. Encloses report on condition of “Vessels of Warr & Gun Boats,” distinguishing between those commissioned before the navy act of 31 Jan. 1809 and “the Number fitted out under that Act.” Also appends reports on expenditures authorized by the act of 3 Mar. regulating the treasury, war, and navy departments.

RC and enclosures (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages); RC and one enclosure (DNA: RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E7); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 45, LSP). RC 2 pp. Enclosures with House copy (24 pp.), dated 25 Nov., include a description of the entire American navy, ship by ship, and itemized accounts of warrants drawn on naval appropriations with summaries for each category. Only the report on condition of vessels (1 p.) is filed with Senate copy. RC and enclosures enclosed in JM to Congress, 4 Dec. 1809. RC, report, and summaries of accounts printed in ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States ... (38 vols.; Washington, 1832-61). description ends , Naval Affairs, 1:201–5.

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