James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Ebenezer White, 8 June 1813

From Ebenezer White

New Gloucester June 8 1813

Sir having twice Sent for My Discharge on account of My Health1 I again ask for it if Consistant if Not Please to inform Me of the Same as Soon as Maybe for having Been honorablely Commishioned I want to be honorablely discharged therefore if My Request is not granted I Must Join the army for to Remain at home and hold a Commishion in the U.S army I am determined Not to do it So Long as one Leg Can drag after the other. Plese to inform Me. Very Respectfully I am Sir Your Most Obedient and Very Humble Servant

Ebenr White 1 Lieut
21 Regt U.S Infantry

RC (DNA: RG 94, Letters Received, filed under “White”). Docketed in an unknown hand, “Resignation has been accepted.”

1See White to JM, 14 Apr. 1813. White had also written to the adjutant general’s office on 4 May 1813, requesting that his accounts be settled and notice of his discharge sent to him (DNA: RG 94, Letters Received, filed under “White”).

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