From William Jones
Nav: Depmt 10 feb: 1813
I have the honor to lay before You, the proceedings of a Court Martial, held at Fort Norfolk, on the 1. aug: 1812—with the sentence of Death, pronounced by said Court, upon George Allen, a private of marines. And a reference to a similar sentence, by another Court Martial upon …1 Potts a private of Marines the proceedings of which, are not to be found, either in the War or Navy Departments; but may probably be in Your possession. Permit me to observe, that these men, have been under close confinement, now six months: & as I understand the punishment of others, under similar sentences, about the same time, to have been remitted, I take the liberty, of bringing these facts to Your notice.2
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 45, LSP).
1. Jones’s ellipsis points.
2. On 12 Feb. 1813, JM pardoned Thomas Potts and George Allen and remitted their death sentences (DNA: RG 59, PPR).