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To James Madison from Daniel Parker, 8 April 1815

From Daniel Parker

Adj. & Inspr. Genls Office April 8. 1815

The whole number of non Commissioned officers }
and privates in the several Districts and Armies
31: Decr. 1814 were 30,763
Since which period, there have been enlisted 929
Add to this the Recruits enlisted in October } 3234
November and December, not reported in the
District Returns, and not included in the above 34,926

The above is as Correct an estimate of the Troops in service on the 16. Febry: 1815, as can be formed from the returns in this Office. When all the discriptive lists of the above date shall be received, the number enlisted for the war can be ascertained, at present no correct estimate can be formed. It is believed however, that more than two thirds of the whole number were enlisted to serve during the war.

D. Parker
Adj. I. Genl.

RC (DLC). In a clerk’s hand, signed by Parker, with his note: “A duplicate has been given to Mr. Dallas actg Secy of War”; docketed by JM.

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