James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George Graham, 6 July 1815

Department of War July 6. 1815.

The acting Secretary of War, has the honor to represent to the President of the United States: That the appropriations for the Salary of the Commissary General, and for the Militia of the united States for the years 1814 & 1815, are inadequate to the accomplishment of their objects; and that it has become necessary for the Public Service that a portion of the monies appropriated for other branches of expenditure in the Department of War (in addition to the transfers heretofore authorized) be applied to the said appropriations for the Salary of the Commissary General, and for the Militia, as follows:

Salary of the Commissary General 1st: Of the Sum appropriated for Salaries of Clerks, and of Military agents, there be applied to the appropriation for Salary of the Commy.
General the Sum of 1627.42 
Militia 2nd: Of the Sum appropriated for Volunteers, there be applied to the appropriation for Militia
the Sum of 10.000.

All which is respectfully Submitted.

Geo. Graham

Approved
James Madison

DNA: RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.

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