From Peter Little
Capital, Wednesday March 3rd. 1813
From a variety of circumstances I shall be under the necessity of leaving Washington in the Morning, it was my desighn to have done myself the pleasure of taking my personal leave of yourself and Lady to whom you will present my sincere respects. As it is more than probable that I shall not see you again indulge me in the expressions of my sincerest Wish for your personal Health. And Ardent prayers to him who rules the destinies of the World for the prosperity and happiness of our common Country under the auspicious of your administration of its Government. Very Respectfully your Obt. Servt.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.
1. Peter Little (1775–1830), originally from Pennsylvania, moved to Baltimore in 1789. He represented Baltimore County in the Maryland House of Delegates in 1806, and in 1810 was elected to the Twelfth Congress. On 19 May 1813, Little was appointed colonel of the Thirty-eighth Regiment of Infantry and held that rank until the end of the war. He served again in Congress from 1816 to 1829 (J. Thomas Scharf, History of Maryland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day [3 vols.; Baltimore, 1879], 2:635).