James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John G. Munn, 2 December 1816

Hart Hall in the Harbor of New Haven Cont. 2nd: of Decemr: 1816


Yor partishioner begs leave to state that in the month of Augt. last he was driven by force to hand in the Resignation of 1st. Lieut: in the 2nd: Regt: of Inft. in the Army of the United States by Majr: Worth of the same Regt: contary to his wishes and inclination. As it is in Maj: Worths own hand righting the undersigned humbly requests a nonexciptance of sd: Resignation as it was contary to hi⟨ :torn⟩ extorted from him in an arbitar⟨y manner.⟩

Your petitioner further begs leave to state that he was Reappointed in the Army in Decemr: 1815 and that the Officers previously retained were all hostile against those Reappointed. The undersigned therefore humbly requests an. Nonexciptance of sd: Resignation and if he is guilty of any crime worthy of notice to direct a trial, or grant a transfer into any other part of the Army. Your partishioner further begs leave to state that he is too much disabled to procure a sustinance for himself and family by Manual Labor. The Resignation is accepted by Genl. Brown ⟨to tak⟩e affect the 1st: of Jany. 1817 previous ⟨to⟩ which time it is humbly prayed that ⟨re⟩lief will be granted. I have the Honor Sir to be verry Respy. your most Obt: friend and verry humble Servt:

John G Munn
1st: Lieut: 2nd: Inft

DNA: RG 107—LRRS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series.

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