James Madison Papers

R. H. C. Taylor to James Madison, 26 January 1833

Louisville Ky Jany 26 1833.

Dear Sir,

By recent information obtained from Washington City, we learn that thro’ our father, (late Majr Wm Taylor) myself and Sisters are entitled to some land scrip as the heirs (or a portion of them) of my uncle John, for services rendered by him in the war of the revolution. It appears that it is only necessary to prove that he was a midshipman in the service, or that it was understood by those who knew him that he had been in the service—of this we have no proof here. I am therefore compelled to look abroad for evidence and knowing your general acquaintance with the family have presumed to address you this request that should you be acquainted with the circumstance of Uncle John having been in the revolution, and that he served over three months you will make a deposition and send it to me. A complyance will oblige Yrs Respy

R. H. C. Taylor


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