OSL WADSWORTH TO MEIGS
Canfield 4th. Aug. 1812
Your Excellencys letter of 10th. July was recd. by the Mail, saturday week, giving information of the Army &c, I shall send for them as soon as possible, -- The Company of Volunteers, said to have ben raised in the late Brigade of Colo. Miller & which I wrote You that I had ordered to march to Sandusky, I have just returned from that Brigade, & find no such Company as was returned to me by the Commandant of the Brigade, not one legal step was taken in forming that Company, of course it was broken up & every man returned to his former Company, What steps ought to be taken, whether or not, a draft ought or was necessary to be made to replace the Volunteers at this time, Your advise will be thankfully received, Sir their is a number of light Companys in my Division attached to different Battallions, that are not by law, liable to be seperated by drafts. Capn. Rial McArther Commanding one of those Companies a few days since informed me that he was with his Company of 46 men including officers, ready to march at a moments warning,
the returns of the last draft have not all come to hand, as soon as they are recd. no time will be lost in forwarding them. --
I am Sir Your Excellencys Obedient Servt.
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