West Point May 6 1806
Five Dollars P annum, to be remitted to Lieut Walker K. Armistead, Treasurer of the Society at West-Point State of New York, is the Contribution established by Law, for Every Member of the U.S.M.P.S. All Surplus Funds Will, at the End of every year, be a fund to be employed in premiums for Scientific improvements or compensations for Meritorious Works of art.
It is expected that the remittance will be made on or before the 4th. of July in every year. I have the honour to be Very Respectfully Your Obt. Sert.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.