From Charles Jared Ingersoll
18. January 1814
In submitting the enclosed letter to your consideration I am actuated by no other motive than a regard to the public good. I know very little of the Lieutenant from whom it comes, nor whether his veracity or means of observation are unquestionable. Of course I do not vouch for either. But if what he states be true, the army certainly is jeopardized for want of a competent number of officers to command the men. With the highest consideration I have the honor to remain your most obedient humble servant
C. J. Ingersoll
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM. Enclosure not found.