HORNE TO WORTHINGTON
Zanesville 4th Jany 1812.
I herewith enclose the Recommendation of Mr. Samuel Booker, now of this place, formerly of St. Clairsville, since his residence with us, he has truly merited the Character set forth in the Recomendation -- His Brother in law Mr. Caldwell of the Senate, and those acquainted with him at his former Residence coroborate the same by their signatures. I have therefore to request in his behalf, & his friends, that you will present his Recommendation, give it your aid, and as far as consistent embracing the aid of Dr. Campbell & Mr. Morrow which will be gratefully remembered.
The Repealing law has not yet passed, It was taken up in Senate on Friday last, and on a motion to reject (after debating all day with considerable warmth) lost by an equal division.
A Resolution has passed the House of Representatives to district the state for Members of Congress by a considerable Majority, yet an opinion is prevalent that dis- agreements about the manner of laying off those districts, will finally terminate in a general ticket.
So many of the Members are now committed on the Sweeping Resolution business, it is to be feared (unless that question can be laid at rest) that it will eventually give the Federalists an assendency in the Election of Members to Congress, my principl ground of hope, however, is that in the selection of Candidates, they & the Quids may split.
I have sugested to some of them first to select Characters in which they the Democrats can agree & then in the event of Districts to endeavour to shape them accordingly. It will however require great circumspection.
Mr. Woodbury, Jackson &c &c after leting it be understood that they would oppose every motion tending to remove the present state of things in the Judiciary, have all given way & are now strugling for the repeal of the law on that subject, and it is most probable will refuse to join in the Election to fill those Vacancies which happ under the present arrangement -- A Resolution is now brought forward to elect judges in Athens, & the present impression is that none will be Elected.
Judge Thompson is Impeached by the House of Representatives of a number of Crime & Misdemeanors, of a very dark hue, & if they be proven, he must be a monster, but in those days, to be accused & to be guilty, are quite different things -- It is whispere also that Judge Dunlavy is also to be impeached. In short to be a Resolution Judge & to be unfit for the station, are synonimous with the minds of this faction. Hun - g - I - d & M-r; some time ago at swords points are now seeing in conclave, & acting in concert
In my last I requested the favour of you to have my Inteligencer forwarded by the Marietta Mail
Accept sir, assurances of my sincere respect
Genl. T. Worthington
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