From the Navy Department
[on or before 6 Dec. 1802]
Cost of the Constellation $314–212=15–
The Constellation cost more than any other vessel in the service.
RC (DLC); undated; in an unidentified hand; addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 6 Dec. and “Constellation” and so recorded in SJL.