James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Hugh Francis Rose, 15 January 1816

Charleston, S. C. Jany. 15. 1816


From the knowledge I have of your philantropic disposition, and, the acquaintance I know you have with my family, most particularly my late fath⟨er⟩ Colonel Hugh Rose of Amherst Virginia, I have presumed to address you instead of the Sec⟨r of⟩ War. A few days Since I received orders that carried me from one island to another in this harbor. Not having gotten these in full I supposed from what I saw that they were intended to harrass. I consequently tendered my resign⟨ation⟩ but have this day been made to understand that this order alluded to was given in consequence of the informality of Lt. Col. Wm. Lindsay.

I wish to continue in Service & believe that every Officer under whom I have Served will at least say, that I am assiduo⟨usly⟩ humane &c.

Genl. Gaines, I presume will have received my letter of resignation before this will reach Washington.

With Sentiments of High esteem, Yr. mo. obt. Srvt.

Hugh F. Rose.
Hospl. Surgns. Mate
U.S. Army

DNA: RG 94--Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General.

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