§ From J. Aaron Emanuel Vonhalle
19 February 1810, Fort McHenry. Informs JM that in the “greatest Distress” he enlisted five months ago as a soldier in Capt. George Armistead’s company but now seeks a discharge.
RC (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, V-7:5). 1 p. A second letter from Vonhalle to JM, 20 Feb. 1810 (ibid.; 1 p.), adding that his family wished him to return to his native Prussia, is docketed by a War Department clerk as received 22 Feb. 1810.