LS Rowe to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP25362

Description

Allotments made from the $50,000,000 appropriation.

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Contributor

Language

English

Provenance

Document scan was taken from Library of Congress microfilm reel of the Wilson Papers. WWPL volunteers transcribed the text.

Text

My dear Mr. President:

With reference to the appropriation of 50 millions for National Security and Defense, 1919 account, (Sundry Civil Act, July 1, 1918), I have the honor to advise you that notices of your approval of the following allotments have been received at this Department since the date of report of the 11th instant:

1918
Oct. 11 Amount of allotments reported…………………………….$23,348,360.53

5 To War Trade Board:
To be expended by the Board for any purpose relating to the improvement of the economic condition of Russia when approved or ordered by Vance C. McCormick, Chairman of said Board…........................5,000,000.00

8 To Post Office Department:
To be expended under direction of the Postmaster General in the administration of the control and operation of the telegraph and telephone wire systems now being exercised in pursuance of Proclamation of the President of July 22, 1918. (Executive Order No. 2970.) …………………....10,000.00

9 To Alien Property Custodian:
For the purpose of paying for certain properties purchased by him in the name of the United States in the Virgin Isles of the United States…………………….210,000.00

16 To Treasury Department:
To continue payment of salaries of contract employees, office of Auditor for Treasury Department, rendering temporary services in work coming from Bureau of War Risk Insurance, and the furnishing of commensurate equipment therefor. (Total allotments, 1918 account, $17,500; 1919 account, $15,000; aggregate $32,500.).............................7,500.00

Oct. 17 To pay salaries of 12 additional clerks and one messenger, Office of Auditor for Navy Department, for period ending June 30, 1919, and to provide needed furniture, equipment and supplies ………………… 15,000.00

21 For essential printing of Division of Venereal Diseases, Public Health Service, to be done by commercial establishments. (Full amount or so much thereof as may be necessary.)...............................125,000.00

22 For early completion of the Arlington Building, including changes and improvements and large restaurant for clerks of Treasury Department in building and in immediate neighborhood.) Being additional to allotment of $4,200,00 made March 25, 1918, from 1918 appropriation account………………. 300,000.00

16 To Department of Commerce:
For use by Bureau of Standards in construction and equipment of its military testing and research laboratory………………………..............235,000.00

22 For use by Bureau of Census in work of preparing a uniform nomenclature of diseases and injuries for use of the Army, Navy, Public Health Service and civilian organizations, etc. ……………………………………...........10,000.00

17 To the Executive Office:
Fund, as per Requisition No. 44 signed by the President, placed to official credit of NP Webster, Special Disbursing Agent, The Executive Office, with the Treasurer of the United States
October 22, 1918……………………………………………2,000.00

The charges against the appropriation of 50 millions for National Security and Defense are therefore……………………………….$29,262,860.53

Leaving an unallotted balance October 29, 1918, of……………………….20,737,139.47

In the matter of the appropriation of 100 millions for National Security and Defense, 1918 account, (Deficiency Acts, April 17 and December 15, 1917), I beg to inform you that the charges of $93,672,368.74 and balance of $6,327,631.26, communicated to you on the 1st instant have not changed.

Sincerely yours,

LS Rowe
Acting Secretary.


The President,
The White House.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WWI1315.pdf

Collection

Citation

Rowe, L. S. (Leo Stanton), 1871-1946, “LS Rowe to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 October 30, WWP25362, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.