James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jesse Cross, 3 December 1815

Washington City December 3rd. 1815

I Jesse Cross humbly Beseeched your Excellcy’s Clemency and mercy in pardoning my fault in taking a horse from the race field and had no intend of keeping him upon any account what ever I the said Jessy Cross is a soldier in the army of the United States at Greenbase Point under the command of Colonel Bumford

Your Excellency must know that I the said Jesse Cross is in Jeal in this City and would be very thankful if your Excellency would be pleased to grant him your pardon.

Jesse Cross

DNA: RG 107—LRUS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Unregistered Series.

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