James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Samuel Fulton, 12 October 1812 (Abstract)

§ From Samuel Fulton

12 October 1812, Baton Rouge. Wrote to JM in 18021 reporting his arrival in the U.S. and expressing his desire to become “usefull to my own Country by entering into its amediate Service, after having Spent Eight years of my Life in that of France.” Acknowledges JM’s response [not found], which informed him that his name would be placed on the list of appointments. States that he is ready to accept any post he may be thought capable of filling, but would prefer to serve in the cavalry or rangers. Notes that in West Florida under the Spanish government, he was “Charged with organising and Training the Militia as Commandant, and now under the Teritorial Government of Louisiana as Colo. of the Militia.”

RC and enclosure (NN). RC 2 pp.; docketed by JM. The enclosure (2 pp.), entitled “A Statement of S Fultons Military Services—whilst in France,” is dated 15 Oct. 1812 and signed by Fulton.

1Fulton to JM, 10 Aug. 1802, PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (6 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 3:470.

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