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To James Madison from Robert Wright, 13 September 1815

Blakeford Sept: 13. 1815

My Dear Sir

My Son William who was Studying Law in Balt, at the last Campaign, was taken off into Capt McGruders Company of Artillery and was with it in the Action of Bladensburg and Baltimore so as to have been ⟨   ⟩ From his Studies, and devoted to a Military Life. He was in Nov ult honored by an apptmt. of Lieutt. of light Artillery and in the organization of the peace Establishment was left out. There is Scarcely an Officer, of the Eight Counties of the Eastern Shore retained and one of them Lieutt. Beck⟨   ⟩ has lately resigned. My Son Wm. Henry Conway Wright will be highly gratified by the Appointmt. of Lieutenant and to be attached to the fourth Regiment, Colo. King, who is desirous that he Should, if appointed be attached to his Regiment, and informed me he had applied to the War Office For that purpose. As that Regiment is on the Wing for Charleston and my son Christor. formerly of the dragoons has been retained and Attached to that Regiment, and expects to sail in a short Time I Sir Shall be gratified that William Should have the appointment, and So Soon, as to be able to go with his Brother. I ask your forgiveness for my Importunity for my Son. I am Sir Yr mo. Obt. Sert.

Robert Wright

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

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