§ Executive Memorandum
1 September 1809. Under the authority of the 3 Mar. 1809 act entitled “An act further to amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments,”1 directs that “out of the monies appropriated by an act passed March 3. 18092 … ‘for provisions,’ there be applied seventy five thousand dollars, to [‘]the repairs of Vessels’ and twenty five thousand dollars to ‘contingent expences’ in the Navy Department.”3
Ms (owned by Myron Kaller & Associates, Inc., Asbury Park, N.J., 1989). 1 p. In the hand of JM and signed by JM.
2. Ibid., 2:545–46.
3. Charles W. Goldsborough, chief clerk of the Navy Department, had requested on 19 Aug. 1809 that JM reallocate department funds along these lines (see PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (4 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 1:332–34).