From Jeremiah Anderson
Baltimore July 10. 1812
May it please your Excellency
Since I had the pleasure of addressing you this Morning—I have had a conversation with Sergeant Forrest of the Marine Corps and I pray your Excellency will allow me to observe that it is not his friendly disposition which makes him hold his present Situation.
I pray you will excuse this but as I look up to you as a father—I consider I have a right to make an observation in where my Countrys interest is in view. Your Excellencys &a.
RC (DNA: RG 45, Misc. Letters Received).