OSL ANDERSON TO MEIGS
River Raisen 10th Augt. 1812
His Excy. Governor Mages
I think it a duty encumbent on me as a Citizen of the U.S. and as an officer of the Militia, to inform your Excy, our situation, it is ten days since our Communication has boon Cut off by the British & In- dians, on the road to Detroit in all directions the mail has been taken by said B & I on the 5th Int. we expect to be attacked every night, we have sent four espresses to Detroit, within three eight days, and none of them has returned, and we are doubtful they are all taken.
I refair you to Majr. Taylor to give you the news, and inform you of our Situation at this place, Ihope kind Sir, that you will make all possable heast to send to our assistans.
In Heast as Majr. Taylor is waiting
I have the honour to be your Excys. most obed-b. & H.S.
P.S. after writing the above and by tile arivel of two men of this place are agreed to wate one day longer, the 11th, at 11 oclock no arivels, I enclose the declaration of those two men to you, we are all doubtful our Army has been repulsed, as not one has come through; & am your St.
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