N York March 8th. 1815
Since writing the enclosed I have learnt the Hon. Mr. Monr⟨oe⟩ is no longer Secy. at War, therefore I have not forwarded to him the letter which I had addressed to him as ⟨ ⟩ Infantry; If I cannot be retained on the peace establishment, I should like equally ⟨ ⟩ a Marine Lieutenancy̶if your Excellency would order my letters in the War Department to be handed to the Secretary of the Navy & ask him if he could give me an appointment in the Marine Corps. I should like to go to sea & join in giving a sound chastisement to the Algerines
Your Excellency’s Most devoted Servt.
A B Lindsley
1st. Lt. 46th. Regt. Inf.
DNA: RG 94--Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General.