NORTON TO WORTHINGTON
Chillicothe Jan: 17. 1813
I understand, that an additional army is to be raised. If so, I wish to be considered an applicant for a commission. I mention this now, that I may not be supposed to have applied at too late a period.
Our delegation in Congress are acquainted with me -and, therefore, I do see the use of a regular recommendation.
A captaincy is what I wish to obtain. I ha ve had some conversation with Colo. Cass: And, I presume he will apply, if he has not already for a Colonelcy. He thinks, the arrangement is, that the platoon officers will be nominated by the Colonel. If so, and he should be appointed to the command of a regiment, I shall have no difficulty in obtaining the appointment, which I desire - Perhaps, however, his ideas on the subject are not correct.
Colo. Cass was, yesterday, elected major General of the 3d. divisions of Ohio Militia. Tupper received only 14 votes.
Mclene is elected Secretary of States. Monett had nine votes. Wm. Ludlow is elected director of the town of Columbus.
It will not be long, before the election of a senator in Congress will take place. In my mind, there is no doubt, but Mr. Morrow will be elected.
I am, respectfully,
Carlos A. Norton
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