TIFFIN TO WORTHINGTON
Chillicothe April 16th. 1812
I herewith return the paper with the power of Attorney authorizing Isaac Davis to transfer part of W Rectors Warrant -- which you had wrote for - I am very sensible of the trouble which individuals impress on you - when the new members go on, the trouble w ill probably be more divided -
I see by the vote in the Senate on the Embargo bill Messrs. S Smith & T Gyles are off -- from their former friends -- suppose you had acted like Dr. Campbell at this important period -- what wou'd many say?
Governor Meigs passed through here, with two young green horns with him on his way to Urbana -- the public will soon have a complete opportunity to ob- serve, we want a very different Man for Governor in trying times - Volunteers I am informed cannot be obtained -- no wonder - when you reflect on the talents &c of the adjutant General -- Major Generals & Brigadiers in Ohio what can you expect, year Commandts. of Regiments.& Brigades does not brighten the scene -- We want some one to infuse life, spirit and discipline into our Militia.
I read all the Eastern papers & proceedings of Congress and yet I cannot divine, what these me n are wanted at Detroit for? or how the Administration means to employ them -- or the numbers ordered there except from Ohio -
If war does commmence -- and a Revenue Law pass to support it - I hope & wish you will be so rood as to remember my former request of you & my present mode of life as a Physician here, in ruinous to my health and very abhorrent to my feelings, that is, to be oblidged to rise at night & obey the calls of all by Day -- and expecialy of such as lose sight of either justice or gratitude. and I feel equally averse to come forward on any public point of view under the Government of the State.
This Session of Congress is really a serious one to you -- the sacrifices of feeling & interest are I know incalculable - but I hope you will not loose a reward. Mr. Madison needs the aid of all his friends -- and I trust Wash- ington contains in the Capitol a solid cloumn that has intelligence & patriot- ism to present to the foreign & domestic foes of our Country & government which will not be penetrated-
in hopes this will find you well - as all your friends are here -- except Isaac Evans wife who lies in great danger from a preliminary complaint
I remain sincerely yours &c &c
General T Worthington Washington.
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