§ From Benjamin Forsyth
24 October 1812, “Ogdensburg River St. Lawrence.” Informs JM that he has served as a captain in a rifle regiment for four years without promotion and made every effort to keep his regiment full with five-year enlistments. Desires a brevet appointment for long and meritorious service.1
RC (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, F-129:6). 2 pp.; docketed as received in the War Department on 4 Nov. 1812.