Commendation for service
20 April 1820.
Autograph document, 1 page + docket.
I now preform an office which is very gratifying to my feelings. In the late war, our
country was assaild on every side; on the whole Atlantic coast, & inland frontier; and in many
quarters at the same time. Honour'd by your fellow citizens, you then hold a Honor in the public
councils, which afforded you an opportunity, to render services, with which a patriotism, less
ardent, would have been satisfied. But you repaird to the field, at the head of a regiment of
volunteers, & met the enemy, at one of the points, where he was most formidable. At the head of
that corps, & well supported by it, you fought with heroick gallantry, & spiritually contributed,
to the victory which was obtaind. Your country is grateful for these services, & in complyance,
with a resolution of Congress, I present to you with this Sword, as a testimonial of its high
April 20. 1820