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