MCARTHUR TO WORTHINGTON
Fruit hill May 20th 1812
My family informs me that they enclosed to your care Survey No. 5064 for 166 2/3 acres in the name of William B. Wallace. I intended that the inclosed assignment should have accompanied it, but as that was not the case, I now take the liberty of enclosing it to your care and must request the favour of you to have it lodged with the survey and warrant so that a patent may issue in my name; will you be so kind sir, as to stick the assignment to the back of the warrant with a wafer in such a manner that it will not be lost, which act of friendship will confer a favour on me.
I am anxious to hear from you on the subject of the bill for establishing boundar line of the Va. military district and also to know if Patents are ever likely to issue on my surveys now in the war office. I have suffered the greatest injustice from the delay of my patents. I have sold considerable quantities of land for which I can neither receive the last payment or make titles for want of my Patents. I believe it is known that I have ever been friendly to the Government of my country, and perhaps have for some months past made as great exertions for its honour and defence, as any other person in it,
I have raised more volunteers than all the state of Ohio besides, yet I find that my business in the war office is neglected. I wish much it could be otherwise. I shall ever feel willing to defend a Government, that will not neglect my rights. I do not make those observations from a wish to bost or banter, yet I seriously feel that my business has been neglected, and I wish very much the cause of complaint could be removed. I expect to return to Dayton this week -- I wish to hear from you but I know not where to say you may address me. I will be with the army but I know not where that will be. I hope we will march from Dayton next week, however should we wait for Boyd Regt. we will not leave the state these three weeks. I have this day written to you prety lenghtly on the subject of our army affairs. I hope you will attend to that business and let me hear from you respectfully I am Dear Sir yours
|Ohio_Historical_Society - 1982 Velma Ave. - Columbus, OH 43211 - © 1998 All Rights Reserved.|