WOODBRIDGE TO WORTHINGTON
Bank of Chillicothe Dec. 30. 1812
Four favours of the 17th have been received. The money deposited by Mr Sanford is at his own credit. The Directors have instructed me to say to you that they will take specie in Philadelphia at a discount (2 1/2) of Two 1/2 pr. cit or in Pittsburgh at 1/2 per cent -- giving the preference however to the latter. They have received the impression, probably from the complaints of the Commissaries, Cuarter Masters &c employed in this section of the country, and from their apparent inability of purchasing a large portion of the supplies for the army here abouts, that specie must be deposited here by Government, I do not doubt but the directors would concur in any arragement you might make to affect this object, though the terms of it were much less advantageous than that mentioned & I give this merely as an opinion, grounded on the sentiments expressed by some of the Board.
I have really not had time to make a statement of your account but will do it the first leisure moment. the other requests in your letter shall be complied with as far as rests with me. The Bill for taxing Banks has been rejected in the Senate, -- Colo. Campbell has had an engagement with the Indians at the Macicinewoch Towns four of which he destroyed -- He came on the first of the towns by surprise, killing several & making 37 [illeg.] Indians prisoners -- on the following morning he was attacked by about 300 & a severe conflict ensued which terminated favourably -- his loss was in killed 6 or 7 wounded about 20 -- It was reported that Tecumseh was about 15 miles in advance of him with a force of 400 to 500 warriors -- expecting an attack from him he fell back toward fort Greenville -- so here we are informed[?] he arrived in safety -Genl Harrison arrived in Town late last evening --
Will you do me the favour to forward by mail if the [illeg.] such as will admit of it, a map of the Seat of War. I shall not scruple to pay the postage & will apply the cost to your use here.
I am dear sir with much respect yours &c.
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