House of Representatives February 3. 1817.
I have the honor to enclose for the perusal of the P. of the U. S. a letter from Gov. Tompkins touching the employment of State Prisoners, in New York in the construction of certain military roads on the terms therein mentioned. Very respectfully Your Mo. obedt
John W. Taylor
DNA: RG 107—LRRS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series.