James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Navy Department, 6 July 1815

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.

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