LEWIS CASS TO WORTHINGTON
Wackatomaka Near Zanesville April
I have solicited and received from the Governor the command of a part of the detachment ordered out by the United States. The 24th of this month is the day appointed for its to commence our voyage to Cincinnati. This County furnishes one company, Fairfield, one Belmont one and Washington two. The fourth division furnishes three companies, the second five and the first seven, making tenty in the whole.
The publick spirit is high. The artificial distinctions of party are lost in the general name of Americans. I doubt not but we shall raise the whole number by voluntary enrolment, and were it necessary and proper exertions were used I think ten times the number could be raised. I think there is no section of the Union in which the principles of a representative Government and the blessings of a general confederacy are more highly appreciated or in which more unlimited confidence is felt in the present Administration. The re- cent disclosures of Henry's plot, I trust will be productive of unestimable advantage. It ought to serve as an everlasting monument to warm political partizans of the danger of arraying themselves against a Government founded upon the will of the people and supported by their affections.
As my engagement will in its nature be temporary I have no wish to relin- quish the office of Marshal of this District. I will take care that its duties are properly executed till my return.
I have not troubled you with any letter this session of Congress. It is only because I have had nothing to communicate. When we commence our march I will supply the deficiency. As we shall be out of the way of early newspapers, I shall be glad to be informed of the important measures of the Government, at some leisure moment.
With sincere attachment I am Dear Sir yours &c
P. S. I am informed, that Isaac V Horne Jun would accept the Commission of first Lieutenant in the Army. If there is any vacancy for him, I can re- commend him as a most deserving young man, every way qualified to discharge the office ably and honourably. If our Army should be filled by such officers, we shall have little to fear from foreign or domestic enemies. I am not afraid to risk my responsibility upon his courage and ability. L. C. -
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