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OSL PETITION TO MEIGS

To his Excellency the Governor of Ohio.

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Montgomery County & State of Ohio, on the upper branches of Wolf Creek respectfully represents that owing to the late war-like disposition of the Indians, the inhabitants of the North West of us have almost universally fled from danger to the older settlements by which means we are entirely a frontier in a N.W. direction and feel ourselves & families much exposed to the havoc & depredations of those inhuman & infeeling savages; we therefore pray your Excellency to grant us your aid & protection by stationing fifty or sixty men at the house of Jacob Kerns on Wolf creek, till the time appear more peacable. And your petitioners will &c

[Here follow the names of the petitioners.]

[May 15, 1812 ]

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