James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John G. Munn, 15 June 1815

Washington City 15th. of June 1815


The undersigned beg leave to state to your Excellency that not having been retained on the Rolls of the Army they are under the necesity of appealing to the feelings and Decision of your Excellency for a Remuneration for their Sufferings and Severe Wounds. The undersigned are also under the necessity of stating that they have been Years in Service, have never deviated from Duty, and have Faithfully and Willingly performed all the Duties appertaining to their situations; that they have devoted the best Years of their Lives to the Service of their Country and are now too much Disabled to procure a Livelihood by Manual Labor; that being deprived the use of Limbs and having no other resourses they are reluctantly Compelled to resort to the first Magistrate of the nation, who is considered the General Distributor of Justice as far as in his Power. The undersigned have situations in view, such as Military Store Keepers and Civil Appointments under the General Government should their Talants be considered sufficient. The Subscribers are aware of the indelicacy of designating or Choosing situations aggreeable to their own minds, but consider it proper to remind the Executive that several Offices of that Discription in New England may as well be held by Disbanded Officers of the Army as by the present Incumbents all which is humbly submitted to your Excellency’s Consideration. Respectfully your most Obedient very humble Servants.

John G. Munn
Liut. 25th. US Infty

J.D. Brown
Lt. 25 Infty.

DNA: RG 94--Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General.

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