McARTHUR TO WORTHINGTON
Chillicothe Novr. 21st. 1812
I thank you for the Presidents Message which I had the honor to receive by this mail.
Reports are circulated here, that Genl. Harrisonts command is suspended by the Senate provided he does not resign his office of Governor of Indiana. It is also stated that he will leave the army in case he is not permited to hold the Government of Indiana. Should that be the case the Army will brake up in confusion. I hope the report is not true, as the whole expence of the present army will be lost to the country.
I think it strange indded that we can hear nothing from the Secretary of war on the subject the pay for the volunteers surrendered by Genl. Hull or what disposition is to be made of them. I think it very impolitick in the government not to pay off the first troops who embarked in their countries cause. it is rumered through the state and will I fear ever prevent volun- teering hereafter and I fear also the drafted militia will be of but little service.
If you can learn anything on this subject I beg you will communicate it [to] me without loss of time.
very respectfully yours in haste
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