James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Benjamin Walton, 12 April 1809

From Benjamin Walton

Bristol 12th. April 1809.


I had the honour of writing you not long Since,1 requesting you to reinstate me if a trancefur cold not be had, not having had the pleasure of hearing from you Since Wish to know if it is not incompatible With the regulations of the Army, permit me Sir, to request of you, liberty to go and join my company, now—at fort columbus, New York harber. With Sentements of high respect I am Sir, Your Obt. Sert.

Benjn. Walton2

RC (DNA: RG 107, Letters Received, Registered Series).

1Letter not found.

2Walton, a Pennsylvanian, was commissioned an infantry captain on 3 May 1808. He resigned on 2 Feb. 1809 and was not reappointed (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:101; Heitman, Historical Register description begins Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from Its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903 (2 vols.; Washington, 1903). description ends , 1:1000).

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