James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Horatio Scotte, 23 June 1815

Georgtown Fols Street
23d. June D 1815

Your highness James Maddison Prs. U.S.

I am under the necessity of Praying to your Highness for my Disharg, as I have an adged Mother that is Lift with ought a Child to Spport Her in her advanst years. I did not Enter into Servis of the U.S. for ganes, But for the Defence and Support of our Liberty there fore I am willing under the circumstances of my Old Mother to give up all Clames I have to the U.S. for my honorable Desharge, I Prsume your highness Will grant me my Desharge that I may returne to my honorable Occupation and Du the honor that a Child ought to Shew to an honorable Mother,

I am to your highness a humble servent

Horatio Scotte
Sergt. now under the Command of Capt. James H. Hook
Comander of Detachment of the 38 Regt Infant.

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

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