Monmouth March 4th. 1815
I wast imprest in the British sarvice August the 29 1805 and remained In ther Sarvice till August the 23th 1812 when I heard that the War was Between Grate Britton and America and I Gave myself up as prisner of war on sd. August 29th. and thay kep me till the 13 of June following and Shent me to prisson and I remain ther till at Last I maed my ascap from them and now I have Got home to my frinds again.
I sent a Letter to the Agent of the U.S.A. in Plymouth ⟨No.Mat. ⟩ G Ingraham told me that all those that Gave themselves up as Prisoners of war was to receave half Pay till thay was sent home. So I should be very glat to know the certainty of it if you will be so Good as to Let me know the Sartainty of it So I remain your Humble Sarvent and sitizen of the ustates of America till Death
County of Kenebeck and
(State of) Massachusetts
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.