DAVID KINKEAD TO WORTHINGTON
Chillicothe Nov 13th. 1812
I received the "Intelligencer" and "Presidents mesage" sent by your last mail, for which accept my thankful acknowledgements. I have give the mesage a careful perusal from no part of which can I draw the conclution that speedy Peace will follow. Notwithstanding the correspondence between Secy Morrow, and Admiral Warren appears to look toward a pasific disposition on the part of Great Britain. I discover our revenue is more abundant than the most sanguine could have expected - hope the necessity of resorting to additional taxes for the support of the war will not be necessary, at least for the present year
Inclosed you will find a compleat return of the late election which is by far more propitious than could have been expected --notwithstanding the friends of the 2d Madisonian Ticket continued to exert themselves to the last, you see what they have been able to accomplish -- I am in hopes the outcry aginst T y men will seece in future, however let them proced some. great men of a certain party is beginning to feel their ovm weight - they find they can not rule the county of Ross so easily as they immagined. Poor Doctor Dollam after makeing a trip to Pittsburgh and packing a load of Pamphlets with him. After geting a large addition struck here, after haveing received the most flattering newes from every section of the state (after the election) of the success of the Clintonian Ticket and to be thus disappointed was too much to be borne: the morning after the returns were opened he disappeared Our army moves but slowly - the Genl. however is makeing very ample provision for the support of the troops Our country you know will furnish abundance of Flour Corn Beef & Pork and at very moderate prices. there has been an immence quantity of Rain for the last eight days, which has raised the Scioto and in all probability will rmain in good Boating order dureing the Fall which will enable them to transport their provisions nearly to the Sandusky plains. I verrily believe there never was an Army supported at as small an expence than that under Genl. Harrison -- is at this time.
Permit me to request the favor of you to advance a years subscription for the "National Intelligencer" and transmit the Editors Rect. on receipt of which will immediately hand over the Amount to your Lady or any other person you may advise
I remain dear sir with sentiments of Respect and esteem Your Obt Hbl Svt
Hon Thomas Worthington
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