OSL VAN HORN TO MEIGS
Zanesville 9th. May 1812
Seeing a publication in Liberty Hall that you had recd. orders from the Secy. of War, for Organising our quota of 100,000 Militia Viz 5000, I have been detailing from the Miilitia Returns, the quota for each Div- ision Under an expectation of Receiving your orders for sending them to the different Majors General
The proportion according to the Returns, would be as follows Viz. 1st. Division 1737
88 Officers Viz 3 Liut. Cols. 7 Majors, 26 Capts 26 Lts. 26 Engn 1649 Non Commissnd Officers Musicians & privates 2d. Division 1121 54 2 Lt. Cols. 4 Majors 16 Capts. 16 Lieuts 16 Ensigns 1067 Non Commissd Officers Musicians & privates 3 Division 1163 57 -- 2 Lt. Cols. 4 Majors 17 Capts. 17 Lts. 17 Ensigns 1106 Non Comd Officers Music & privates 4 Division 979 47 -- 2 Lt. Cols. 3 Majors 14 Capts 14 Lts. 17 Ensigns 932 Non Comd Officers Music & privates
Making together nine Lt. Colls. 18 Majors 73 Captains 73 Liuts. and 73 Ensigns. Calculating eight Companies to a Regiment & 4 to a Battalion, of a Capt. Lieut. & Ensign & Sixty four Non Comd. Officers Music & pri- vates the first Division 3 Regts & one ood Battn. 3d Division one odd Company & 4 Division lack a Company & [illeg.] of Sixteen of two Regiments, and would appear to require 1 Major General & 2 Brigadiers.
If the above details should sheet your approbation and would have them forwarded to the different Major Generals please to drop me a line of Instructions, and it shall be immediately attended to.
I am informed thus several companies will Volunteer their services, and I think it not improbable that in Genl Cass's Brigade the full quota may be had in Volunteers.
I wrote you some time ago of Genl Miller [?] waiting for Orders I have been at Steuben since & under stood he had got his Orders, and that it had lain in some Post Office about 20 clays -- I did not see him -- he was out on this business I understood.
Should be glad to hear how my son acquits himself in his New pro- fession - A word of instruction and advice from you, will be confering on me as well as him a peculiar favour
Accept Sir, the Assurances of my perfect esteem
I V Horne Adjt Gen.
N.B I have on consultation, concluded to forward the details to the different Divisions -- as it will consume considerable time for the major Generals to detail the proportions to the Brigadiers & the Brigadiers to the Lt. Collonels &c. which may be progressing.
I hope I shall have met your expectation in this business. I have expressly referred whatever variation you may think to make in the [illeg. ] untill I shall get your Orders, which I have promised to foreward immed- iately on receiving them
I V Horne
His Excellency/ R. J. Meigs
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