James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel Parker, 8 April 1815

Adj. & Inspr. Genl’s Office April 8. 1815

The whole number of NonCommissioned Officers and privates in the several Districts and Armies 31: Decr. 1814 were. } 30,763
Since which period, there have been enlisted } 929
Add to this the Recruits enlisted in October November and December, not reported in the District Returns, and not included in the above } 3 234

The above is as correct an estimate of the Troops in Service on the 11th. Febry: 1815, as can be formed from the returns in this Office. When all the discriptive lists of the above date shall be received, the number enlisted for the War can be ascertained, at present no correct estimate can be formed. It is believed however, that more than two thirds of the whole number were enlisted to serve during the War.

D. Parker
Adj. I. Genl

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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