James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jeremiah Anderson, 10 July 1812

From Jeremiah Anderson

Baltimore July 10. 1812

May it please your Excellency

Since I had the pleasure of addressing you this Morning—I have had a conversation with Sergeant Forrest of the Marine Corps and I pray your Excellency will allow me to observe that it is not his friendly disposition which makes him hold his present Situation.

I pray you will excuse this but as I look up to you as a father—I consider I have a right to make an observation in where my Countrys interest is in view. Your Excellencys &a.

Jeremiah Anderson

RC (DNA: RG 45, Misc. Letters Received).

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