Clarksburg V.a, May 26th 1815
Being a Connection & having some personal acquaintance with you, induces me to address you thus; My brother:in:law Genl. John G. Jackson, rather dissuaded me from Continuing in the Peace establishment, which caused me to decline Coming forward in due time to be retained in Service, believing that vacancies will Occur on account of Nonacceptance. I have therefore decided on remaining in the Army, And with a reliance on my Personal merit, I have taken the liberty to solicit your interference to that effect. I have the Hon. to be very Respectfully Sir, Yr. Mo. Obt. Servt.
Capt. 3rd. Rifle Regt.
DNA: RG 94--Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General.