6 July 1815
In pursuance of the authority vested in the President of the United States, by the Act of Congress passed on the 3d. of March, 1809, entitled "An Act further to amend the several Acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments," I do hereby direct, that out of the Appropriation for The Purchase of Timber, there be applied three hundred thousand dollars to Building Seventy fours and Frigates. Given under my hand this sixth day of July, in the year of Our Lord, 1815.
(Signed) James Madison
DNA: RG 45—Letters to Federal Executive Agents.