James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Alexander J. Dallas, 14 May 1815

14 May 1815

Dr. Sir.

I have written to you already by this day’s mail; but one more alteration in the Army list is desirable. Major Cutler is an excellent Officer, a modest man, and much esteemed. He has been in service 8 years; but has not enjoyed an opportunity of becoming conspicuous in the field. He will be content with a Company, and the brevet. I must add, that he is very poor. If you approve of it, I can make an arrangement, similar to the one proposed in Capn. Bender’s case, with advantage, I think, to the list.

I hope it will be unnecessary to trouble you further, on the general organization of the Army. I am, Dr Sir, most respectfully & faithfully Yrs.

A. J. Dallas


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