JAMES DENNY TO WORTHINGTON
Circleville January 21st 1813
I am requested to inform you that Mr. Elias Thompson Langham has a desire to enter into the Army of the United States if he can get the appointment of a Leuitenant in the infantry; for which purpose he has procured respectable recommendations, and only begs for your influence in presenting them -- To you sir, who have known him from his cradle no recommendation is necessary - Yet I will take the liberty to observe, that I wish all the Subalterns in the Army were as capable of doing their Country's servicc as he is -- His brother's appointment was a popular one, and he has so far continued to deserve it - and I . have no doubt but that Elias will prove himself eqllally as meritorious and deserving -- I request you to concider me as an applicant for a Majority in the Troops that are to be raised for one year -- and let me know what probability there is of success.
I have this moment heard that an express arrived from Genl Winchesters head quarters, which brings intelligence of some skirmishing between so e of his advanced posts and the enemy near the river Raison -- the result of which I could not learn -- I also learn that Genl Harrison requires a reenforcement of two thousand more men -- I wish it was in our power to march to join him -- Yet I doubt his affectig any this winter -- He will take up his line of march on the 25th inst for the rapids.
I am Dr sir your obedt Huml Sert
Genl Thomas Worthington
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