PURVIANCE TO WORTHINGTON
Chillicothe Jany. 15th. 1812
I have not much news of any kind to write and at present there is so much talk around me that I can scarcely attend to any subject. As to the business of the legislature, I observe that in general, harmony has prevailed among us, few radical changes have taken place in our general laws; A bill for disciplining the militia is now before the Senate. In this a general interest is felt, its provisions (I think) are good, though tolderably rigorious, perhaps rather in the estreme.
In a letter to Doctr Campbell I lately wrote some things which I wished you to see, & would be glad to receive an answer from you. A law was passed at the last session of Congress establishing a post office in the town of Eaton in Preble County; but no commission has yet come forward for a postmaster. I have understood that Alexander C. Lanier has been recommended, I think him a suitable person, & could you procure for him the appointment & have his commission forward- ed, it would be returned by the citizens of our county as a perticular favor.
I shall also send inclosed some accounts for military services & supplies furnished to be presented to the Secretary at War for final adjustment in order that payment may be obtained; if you can attend to the business it will also be a singular favor. I do not wish to be over troublesore, but I know of no other practical method, to obtain the money. Mr. Morrow [illeg.] to us, but having no personal acquaintance with him, I thought it best to solicit your attention to the subject. If the money can be obtained perhaps you can send it by Mr. Morrow, at least by him you can let us know the issue if an opportunity does not offer previous to his return.
The mail has not arrived here regularly for some time past, I suppose, owing to obstructions from ice in the river. I suppose we will adjourn in the 1st. week of February. If you can convey me a 1 tter before that time it will be thankfully received.
I remain Dear Sir, Your Most Obt Servt.
P. S. If any objection should be made as to the [illeg. for the rest.]
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