Isaac A. Coles to Thomas Mann Randolph

Dr Sir,

Lieut Peyton has been ordered to recruit at Charlottesville, & I avail myself of the Opportunity of introducing him to your Acquaintance, as one of the more promising young officers of your Regiment—

I have to day sent off a company to join Lt Col: Preston’s Detachment, which with the two full Companies on the Niagara, and about 70 or 80 men at Norfolk with Capt Pollard, will make the whole number recruited for the Regt about 400. men

As my return to active service will in all probability depend on my success in filling the Regt be assured that every effort will be made on my part to effect it—

with the greatest respect & regard I am Dr Sir Yr obdt Servt
I. A. Coles.
RC (MHi); addressed: “Col: Randolph”; endorsed by Randolph: “Isaac A. Coles April 4th 1813.”
Isaac A. Coles
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April 4, 1813