WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton's supporters have closed the book on his original defense fund after collecting $1.32 million over a 3 1/2-year period.

In a report released Tuesday, the Presidential Legal Expense Trust reported receiving $18,040 in the final month before the fund was closed on Dec. 31, 1997. The money came from 85 donors.

Over its life, the trust received $1.32 million from 9,376 contributors, averaging $141 per donation. The bulk of the money _ $702,000 _ was paid out to Williams & Connolly, the Washington law firm of the Clintons' personal lawyer, David Kendall. The next largest sum _ $190,643 _ was paid out for accounting, computer and legal consulting fees.

In a report released last week, the new fund reported receiving $2.2 million from 17,000 contributors during its first six months. Among the big-ticket donors were celebrities such as directors Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard.

Unlike the original fund, the new fund allows the active solicitation of contributions. The donation cap has also been raised from $1,000 to $10,000.