James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Robert Allison and Others, ca. 20 May 1812 (Abstract)

§ From Robert Allison and Others

Ca. 20 May 1812, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. “The Subscribers … composing a Company of Light Infantry, called the ‘Huntingdon Volunteers’ residing within … the County of Huntingdon … actuated with a spirit of patriotism, and a wish to serve our Country, in case of necessity, beg leave to tender our services, through you, to the Government, agreeably to the existing act of Congress, and in all respects to comply therewith.”1

RC (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, A-113:6). 2 pp. Signed by Allison as captain of the company and by forty-three others. Docketed as received in the War Department on 1 June 1812 with the notation: “N. B. Inscribed 44.” Undated; date assigned here on the basis of the docket.

1On 3 June 1812 the secretary of war acknowledged receipt of Allison’s letter with assurances of JM’s “respectful Consideration” (DNA: RG 107, LSMA).

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