OSL MUNGER TO MEIGS
Dayton Decembr. 30th. 1812
I received your Excellenceys Orders for Discharging the Militia on the Frontiers of this Brigade about the time Col. Cambell went out on hi Expedition to the [illeg.] towns I therefore Umitted Discharging the men untill the result of the Expedition was knovn I have ben Consulting with Col. Cambell since his Return on the Propriety of Discharging those gilen he gave it as his Oppinion that it would be very improper to Dismiss those men at Preasent, and by other sources oi' information the frontiers will certainly Break if the men are Discharged -- but if your Excellency thinks it Expedient to dismiss them under the preasent Situation of our Frontier Settlements I wish you to Communicate to me your Pleasure on the Subject as soon a s Possible. --
I am Dear Sir your most Obedt. and very humbl. Servt.
Edmund Munger Brig. Genl.
P. S. I would further State that Col. Cambell informed me that Tecumseh was in About twenty or thirty miles with a Strong body of warriers with him and they Expected he would have pursued him on their Return --
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