OSL VAN HORN TO MEIGS
Zanesville 25th Jany. 1813
Since forwaring the open Acct. in lieu of the former by Major Smith, I find some accounts put into my hands by the St. Clairsville people, relative to two teams impressed for transporting the Baggage of Captain Campbell & Mr Clveys Companies of Major Connels Detachment, pursuant to advice of Major Knowles and myself those teams were discharged after de- positing the Baggage at their place or Destination, they found their own Teams untill they came to Zanesville, as also the Troops their Rations, at my request, from hence (Mr Laffer who had furnishd the Troops on that Station) provided for them. Major Smith will furnish you with those evidences of their Service & Claim, which I send forward at the request of Genl. Paul & others concern'd. Their Claim for the teams appear to be a months wages, and pay for finding their teams part of the time.
In conversation with Mr. More of Newark a few days ago, he stated that an Order for $50 sent to me to be included in the draft on the Secretary atWarr for [illeg.] for the Volunteers [torn] spring was erroneously drawn, I think by, or on account of a [torn] Error -- that he had recd. the Money, of course there is that sum in my hands (when the drafts are accepted) to the Credit of the U. States and may be an ofset in the Acct. about to be setled, and now in your possession, or otherwise as you shall direct.
There are some other papers & vouchers will be handed you by Major Smith -- if any thing of the kind should be lacking relative to those Accounts, should be glad your Excellency would drop me a line, or communi- cate it, to Major Smith or Dr. Hamm and I will endeavour to supply all in my power.
There is an Account of Rosses by Esgn Thompson for $5.25 which ought to have been included in the former Acct. furnishd [torn] now Col Millers detachment -- a number of Articles were [torn] by the Quarter Master Marshall, of which I either had no knowledge, or had forgotten, untill the Merchants rendered their acct against me for payment.
There is a considerable quantity of Powder & Lead yet upon hand, pur- chased at the time of the Alarm in the summer & a few Axes & pots &c. Should be glad of your Excellencys directions What is to be done with them - I have been informed that major Connels detachment is return'd, if so they have not returned their Camp equipage Axes &c --
I am Sir Your Excellencies bedt. Huml. Servt
I V Horne
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