July 15th. 1816
As it is the request of Capt. Hamilton, I forward to you the enclosed Letters. Capt. Hamilton is the officer who was discharged from the British service, in consequence of his refusal to do duty when the British forces landed in Louisiana, on the ground of his being a native American. With sentiments of the greatest respect Yr. obt. Sert.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.