OSL TUPPER TO MEIGS
Camp near M. Block house
I have this day received your letter covering the invoice of Blankets &c. -- also yours of the 29th Mentioning your having ordered Col Safford to Chillicothe.
I understand Mr. Fowler has forwarded the Blankets for this place in Waggons which are now on the route, - Those articles when they arrive will be taken the best care of. Such as are not required, I shall send back to Urbana to Judge Reynolds -
The Legislature have done wisely in their amendment, to the law making an Appropriation for our soldiers -- I am pleased to see our camp is rather gaining as to health -- & greatly improved as to the spirits of the men -- There has been an extraordinary gloom hanging on the minds of even our most healthy soldiers & some of our sick have died without the least appearance of any complaint, by a sullen Melancholy, refusing to eat, or drink or any kind of Medical Aid --
I never understood, whether Mr Brush attended to the taking of Genl Ginley. Kerr & his own Depy to be read on my Trial at the Rapids, -- Gen Harrison gave an order to that effect & I wrote Col Brush on the Subject -- If those Depositions are not taken will you have the goodness to get Gen Harrison to make the proper Arrangements, & let them be taken -- I wish Mr Lumanus[?] also to attend at the taking of the Dep. -- My letter to Col Brush & Mr Creighton will give some of the out lines of my wishes as to the points --
I am very respectfully & with esteem yr. most. obt. H Sv
Edw W Tupper B.G.
His Excy R. J Meigs
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