John Macrae to Thomas Mann Randolph

Dear Colonel,—

I wrote to you a week ago & directed to Monticello; but fearing that you may have departed hence before my letter reached that place, I again address you a few lines by Lt Hayes. In the letter alluded to, I applied for orders to proceed to the frontier to resume the command of my Company: I hope that they will not be refused, & that I may receive them as soon as possible, allowing me time to make some arrangements preparatory to my departure. I shd prefer starting on the 1st April next. Understanding that you are to march out with a detachment from Leesburg, I feel doubly anxious to proceed myself. I trust I shall not be denied the satisfaction of being again placed under your command. With respect & esteem, I am yr. obt svt

J Macrae Capt 20th Infy
RC (MHi); addressed: “Colo Randolph”; endorsed by Randolph: “Jno McRae March 12. 1814.”
John Macrae
Date Range
March 12, 1814