To John Armstrong
June 20. 1814
General Wilkinson it appears, addressed an application to the P. on the 6th. ult: for an opportunity of securing testimony wch. may be lost by the casualties of the campaign.1 This is reasonable; and may be effected by depositions taken in the usual mode a Judge advocate attending on the part of the public. Give the proper instructions for the purpose, & let the Genl. be informed that his request is complied with. It will be proper also to liberate him from his restriction to particular places of residence.
I wish a list of all the Majr. & Brigadiers Generals not prisoners of war as at present respectively distributed for service.
Draft (DLC); Tr (DLC, series 3).
1. JM may have referred to Maj. Gen. James Wilkinson’s 6 May 1814 letter to Armstrong, which has not been found but is acknowledged in Armstrong’s 23 May reply (DNA: RG 107, LSMA). In that reply Armstrong listed the charges against Wilkinson and stated that Wilkinson’s letter would be forwarded to JM as requested but did not mention the issues addressed here by JM.