OSL ANDREW DILL TO MEIGS
Fort McArthur Sepr. 9th 1812
I am under the Disagreeable necessaty of acquainting your Exelency that when I returned to this place the whole of the gerison were in commot- ion, & it had been with the greatest difficulty that the Leutenant had restrained them from actual Mutiny, & w hen I remonstrated with them on the impropriety of thier conduct I was threatened with Death if I Should do my Duty & indeavour to detain them; -- your Excelency will please to inform me by a letter, what I am to do, I expect that the most of them intend to present themselves at Urbana to get their Just deserts; which I wish your Excelency may give them to thier satisfaction I Shall Stay here with the few men who wish[?] to stay with me, till I hear from you If we are to be removed from this, I would Suggest the expediency of sending 4 Wagons to remove the Publick stores & arms --
I have the honor to be with due Respect, your Excelencys Most Obt. Sert
Andw Dill, Comdt.
The Ensign conducts have been very reprehensible in incouraging the Evacuation of the garrison & in deserting it himself -- I wish his con- duct to be inquired into by a tryal process --
Re J. Meigs,
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