JOHN HAMM TO WORTHINGTON
Chillicothe, January, 2d, 1813
I am informed that, under this date, Mr. Robert Lucas of Scioto has fore- warded to the Department of War his resignation of Captain in the 19th. Regi- ment of Infantry in the United States army.
Before I left home Genl. Van Horne wrote to ir. Morrow or Genl. Worthington in behalf of his son Isaac Van Horne, who served as a Lieutenant in a company of Volunteers under Genl. Hull. Lieutenant Van Horne escaped being a prisoner of War, having been sent home as an express for a detachment of men, and was at home at the time of the surrender. Besides which his name was not on the Roll given in by his commanding officer. Convinced as I am of his fitness -Will you be so good, Gentlemen, as to interest yourselves in procuring the appointment of Captain for him in the 19th. Regiment of United States Infantry, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of General Lucas.
Mr. Lucas is now here and in his letter to the Secretary of War has, from his knowledge of Isaac Van Horne, taken the liberty of recommending him for that station to the secretary.
I remain, Gentlemen, your's Sincerely
P.S. You will observe that Genl Lucas's resignation and this letter are of the same date and will reach Washington at the same time. An early attention, therefore, is requested.
To Messrs. Worthington, Morrow & Campbell
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