§ From James Taylor
9 November? 1809, Newport. Capt. Jervis Cutler has solicited Taylor’s intervention on his behalf. Cutler has been dismissed from the service, probably owing to an allegation that he had interfered in the election of a congressman in Ohio. Cutler denies charge. Taylor praises Cutler’s abilities as a recruiter.
RC (DLC). 3 pp. Dated “9th. 1809.” Docketed by JM. Address on cover indicates Cutler carried the letter from Kentucky. Cutler was never reinstated, but in 1810 the secretary of war reported favorably on his claim for additional pay, which Congress authorized in 1814 (ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States ... (38 vols.; Washington, 1832-61). description ends , Claims, p. 407; U.S. Statutes at Large description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America ... (17 vols.; Boston, 1848-73). description ends , 6:143).