James Madison Papers

From James Madison to John Armstrong, 5 August 1814

To John Armstrong

Aug. 5. 1814

If there be occasion for an appt. in the Quarter Masters Dept. Mr Tyler may be commissioned.1 If no occasion, & he will accept one of the original vacancies in a Company, he may be appointed to it.


RC (PHi: Daniel Parker Papers). Unaddressed; addressee identified based on internal evidence.

1Septimius Tyler wrote James Monroe on 13 Sept. 1814, repeating his request for a commission in the quartermaster’s department (DNA: RG 94, Letters Received, filed under “Tyler”). On 15 Sept. he was appointed an assistant deputy quartermaster general at the rank of captain (Heitman, Historical Register, description begins Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from Its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903 (2 vols.; 1903; reprint, Baltimore, 1994). description ends 1:977).

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