James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Gustavus B. Wallace, 13 May 1794

From Gustavus B. Wallace

Fredbg May 13h. 1794

Dr. Sir

Yours of the 7th. Inst. I reciv’d by Saturdays Mail, and have to thank you for puting in my Name at the War office. Old point Comfort was the place I wished to Command or Norfolk, if point Comfort was not fortified. I am much obliged to you, for the paper your Letter inclosed. The Command Task I think I am eaqual to—tho not able to campain it in my old age a garrison will have no Riding or Marching.

We have nothing new here but much rejoicing on the Successes of the French. I am Sir Your Most obt. & Very Humble st

Gus B Wallace

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

Index Entries