Fortification Expenditures for 1801

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Date December 23, 1800
Author Name Samuel Dexter (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Honorable Mr. Roger Griswold (primary)
Summary Samuel Dexter suggests a budget of 200,000 dollars for fortifications for 1801.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Roger Griswold; Samuel Dexter; ;
Related Places War Department; House of Representatives; ports; harbors; ;
Keywords fortifications; expenditures; annual estimate of expenditures; appropriations; ;
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War Department 23 Dec 1800
Sir
I am honored with your favor of yesterday.
The amount thought necessary for fortifying ports &
harbors has not heretofore been inserted in the annual
estimate of expenditures; it was therefore omitted in the
estimate for 1801.
I presume that the deficiency of past appropriations
is not equal to 100,000 Dollars, but the precise amount
cannot be known. I think that to appropriate for that
object Two Hundred Thousand Dollars in the whole
would be sufficient for the ensuing years.
I have the Honor to be
Sir, Your obdt Serv.
Sam l Dexter
Hon. Mr. Griswold