CARLOS A. NORTON TO WORTHINGTON
Chillicothe Apl. 17. 1812
I take the liberty of a friend, to inform you, that it is the anxious wish of many respectable citizens of Ohio, to support you, at the next annual election, for Governor.
It appears, as well as I can judge, to be the impression, of well informed men, of all parties, that you can be elected. Mr. Meigs is not popular - The federalists disclaim him: and, you know how he stands with the real democrats. I presume, you need not the information that, you would be my first choice in this state. Yet, in a popular election, you well know, there is a risque. Whether you would feel disposed to hazard that risque or whether you would, at any rate, accept the office, are both unknown to me.
I understand, that you are to be home soon. I presume, your stay will be short. That you may be aware of the wishes of your friends and prepared to answer, whether you will, in any case, permit your name to be used, is the ob- ject of this letter.
I am, sir, respectfully
C. A. Norton
Volunteers, with us, I am sorry to say, are scarce. Tomorrow, our battalion meets Gen. McArthur, Gen. Cass, Colo Denny, Colo. Renick -- and others - with the Clerk of the Senate, will, it is believed, all turn out. The worst is, that every man wants to be an officer. We could raise three regiments of [illeg.] & captains.
I am &c.
C. A. Norton
Hon. Th. Worthington.
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