James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Albert Gallatin, 7 October 1812 (Abstract)

§ To Albert Gallatin

7 October 1812. In accordance with a 3 Mar. 1809 act of Congress,1 directs “that the sum of seventy thousand dollars be applied out of the appropriation of Pay & subsistence of the Navy to Contingent expenses.”

RC (DLC, series 7); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 45, entry 4, Letters to Secretary of Treasury). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. At the foot the letter is redirected in Gallatin’s hand to “Mr Anthony” with the instruction “Please to attend / A. G.”

1“An Act further to amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War and Navy departments” (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 , 2:535–37).

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