PERRY TO WORTHINGTN
Picqua Perrys Block house June 24th 1812
I wrote to you some time since on the subject of Mr. McCormacks leaving our company and going with the army under Governor Hull. Inclosed you will see a recom- mendation from Mr. Johnston Indian Agent who wishes Mr Knox may be appointed to the Ensignsy -- I would be glad how soon the arrangement was made with the war office.-- and would be glad they could rank and Draw pay from the time that Lieutenant MCormack left us which was 28th May. I have inclosed you a copy of an account, which I hope you will present to the proper authority to know whether it will be allowed or not
We were ordered to build Block houses & not furnished with any tools or terms and at Lourmies timber could not be had nearer than one mile from the spot. Axes augurs & saws we had to Borrow in the settlement which is about 14 miles from that place some of which was broke &c. and it appears hard that I should pay for them &c
The Indians Pay ought to be allowed the Chiefs sent two of their young men to rainge with us but I got very doubtfull that they would be killed By some of the Inhabitants & I sent them home Not wishing they would be Distroyed in my hands. The whole of the account is Just & has been Furnished. Whether we will be allowed for the Amunition, or not I cannot tell but the law is silent on the subject. I wish you would send me a copy of the law and also the rules & articles of war. - That is a copy of allowences -- pay forrage &c Also whether you consider us as drawing pay Equal to officers -- of the same grade mounted.
Give us a Touch of the times we here nothing from you at all -- all is peaceable I am Sir Respectfully yours &c
The Honorable Thomas Worthington Senator in Congress & Jeremiah Morrow representative
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