THOMAS S. JESUP TO WORTHINGTON
Lebanon Ohio Apl. 27th. 1812
I arrived in this country perfectly restored, to health; and have commen- ced the recruiting service at this place. The call for volunteers has, tem- porarily, checked enlistment: however, when my clothing arrives, I hope to meet with considerable success.
The Volunteers from Genl. Gano's Division march in a few days for Dayton, where, I am informed, they will remain until joined by those from the second division. Colo. Kingsberry is daily expected with a detachment of regulars; and it is generally supposed, here, that he will take command of the whole.
An officer from Fort Wayne, who passed through town this morning, informed me that the indians in that neighbourhood were all peaceably disposed, & that many of their principal Chiefs and Warriors had assembled at the Fort for the purpose of having a conference with Mr. Stickney the Agent. Accounts from the lower territories, however, are not so flattering. it is reported here, but with what truth I am unable to say, that so ie recent depradations have been made by the Indians between Vincennes & St. Louis -- the Yellow rascals walt chastisement and must have a plentiful portion of it before they will rest satisfied.
Not a word is said here about taxes, those with whom I have conversed, with a few exceptions, are determined to support the Government in any event.
As there is a prospect of active service, I am anxious to obtain an app- ointment for my brother, Samuel Blackledge Jesup: of Hamilton County and I take the liberty of soliciting your assistance and patronage in obtaining it --- My brother is between Nineteen & twenty years of age & possesses considerable Military ardour -- The appointment which he wishes is that of Cadet in one of the old Regts. of Artillery or Ensign in the 7th. Regt. of Infantry should he succeed in either I wou'd like to have him placed under my direction while I am on the recruiting service. he is young & inexperienced & will, for sore time at least, require a mentor --
Make my respectful compliments to Mrs. Worthington & accept my best wishes for your health and happiness --
With respect & Esteem I am Dr. Sir yr. obt. st.
Tho. S. Jesup
Genl. Thomas Worthington
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