OSL RHEA TO MEIGS
Fort Wayne August 20th 1812.
I am requested by Chinguinthah or the little Turtles nephew, the present chief of the Miamies, who has just returned with part of the Escort lately under the command of Capt. Wells to assist in the evacuation of Fort Dearborn, to inform you that as soon as he can collect his men women and children together, they will repair to the great council at Piqua with all possible dispatch. Both they and the Pottowattomies of this country would have been at the council before this period, had not the necessity of assisting Capt. Heald have intervened. I have no doubt of the attachment of this young chief to the American Interest.
Any information you can give us of the success of Genl. Hull and his army will afford us much satisfaction.
I have the honor to be with respect Sir your obt servt.
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