From John Armstrong
War Department August 6th. 1813.
I have the honor to inform you that the existing appropriations applicable to the clothing Department & to the Subsistence of the Army are nearly expended, & to request that you will be pleased to direct that the Sum of Six hundred Thousand Dollars, appropriated for Ordnance, be applied to defray further Expences in the clothing Department; & that the Sum of Eight hundred thousand Dollars, appropriated for Fortifications, be applied to the Subsistence of the Army.
RC (DLC); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 107, LSP). RC in a clerk’s hand, signed by Armstrong. Docketed by JM.