§ From William Rice
7 October 1812, Brunswick, “Richardsons P. O.” Informs JM that a volunteer company in Brunswick County [Virginia] is gathering and that a battalion will no doubt be formed from the brigade to which he is attached. Holds the rank of major in the Ninety-sixth Virginia Regiment. Offers his services as major of a battalion and claims to be ready to march at a moment’s notice “whereever my countrys Interest may require my services.”
RC (DNA: RG 94, Letters Received, filed under “Rice”). 2 pp.; docketed as received in the War Department on 21 Oct. 1812.