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