James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Leonard, 4 January 1816

New York the 4th. Janry. 1816

The Undersigned beg leave ⟨   ⟩ to represent to the President of the United States, the case of Lieut. ⟨   ⟩ Brown of the Marine Corps--who has been sentenced by a Court Martial, to be dismissed the service of the United States. He will have learned by this incident of his Life, a lesson of Prudence, ⟨&⟩ The service may acquire in him a useful officer--this we are the more encouraged to hope; as he is a member of a most respectable family--One of whom has already gloriously fallen in defence of his country: And as the Character he has previous to this affair sustained--offers an earnest of what may be expected from him, should he be reinstated in the Service. We have the Honor to be With the Highest Respect--Sir--Your most Obt. Sts.

James T. Leonard

Willm. Carter

Geo. Irving

Geo. W Rodgers

N. D. Nicholson

Saml. Angus

James Renshaw

W Chauncey

Sam. R. Marshall

Jno. Gamble

DNA: RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.

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