James Madison Papers

Alexander Scott to James Madison, 10 November 1831

Washington D C Novr 10th. 1831

Dear Sir

I obtained at Richmond a few months ago, by the decision of the Governor and council a warrant for 4000 acres of Land, on account of the military services of Mrs Scott’s father, as a captain in the war of the revolution, Chief Justice Marshall (of whose testimony I availed myself) being his first Lieutenant—I have understood that a portion of the military documents in relation to the Virginia troops, were consumed by fire in the war office in this city—I presume that this fact is within your knowlege, and if so will you have the goodness to inform me by a few lines, as I have some other claims & this is material evidence.

Mrs Scott joins in best respects and wishes to yourself and Mrs Madison with great respect & Esteem I am Dear Sir yr obedt Servt

Alexander Scott


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