Marblehead April the 10/1816
the right Onerable James Madison President of united States of america
hear is a Nomber of Semen that Surved thar tim On Board of the Flotilla in Newyork Station in the ⟨Care⟩ of Commerdore Jacorb Lewis Kind sir we Surved Our tim Out till Pease took place We Surved Duren the War The was a number Recevid Bounty 48 Dollars But the purser George S Wise Refuesed paying Ours Witch was due to us Kind Sir we Thought to Reply to you to grant the Same if you please Sir we have poor distred familys and if you wood grantit to us if you pleas the Money or a few Lines So that we Can gitit of the purser We Remain your humble Survents
On Board gun boat No. 47
Samuel C. Roundey
On Board gun boat No 109
your Most obedient kind Sir
DNA: RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.