26 August 1815
In pursuance of the authority vested in the President of the United States by the Act of Congress passed on the 3d: day 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 balance of the Appropriation for building barges, there be applied One hundred thousand dollars to Repairs of Vessels. Given under my hand this 26th: day of August, in the Year of Our Lord, 1815.
(signed) James Madison
DNA: RG 45—Letters to Federal Executive Agents.