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From James Madison to John Armstrong, 20 August 1814

To John Armstrong

Aug. 20. 1814

Note To the Secy. of War on Govr. Shelby’s letter of Augst. 4 put into the hands of J. M. Aug. 19.1

The Secy. of War will state his opinion on the case presented by Govr. Shelby.

Have not analogous cases of a disproportion of officers, and of mounted volunteers serving as militia been heretofore acted on.

J. M

Draft (DLC); Tr (DLC, series 3). Draft included among documents dated 16 Aug. 1814 in the Index to the James Madison Papers.

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