McARTHUR TO WORTHINGTON
Chillicothe Jany 22nd. 1813
By last mail I recd. your letters of the 31st Ult & 14th Inst. Since I paid Col McKees taxes I have sold 100 acres of his land and consequently have money of his in my hands. I can not therefore draw on Mr. Hutt for any money. I have delivered the [illeg.] receipt to Mr. McCormack and will pay the 5$ which you advanced for him to Mrs. W. The bill which you was so good as to inclose me, has come to hand too late for me to make any renarks on it in time to reach you before it is passed into a [illeg.] I cannot, however,believe that 12 months regulars will be any more effective than 12 months volunteers.
I am both obliged and gratified by the information concerning our exchange. your letters on that subject is the only information we have yet receved. neither have we any thing official on the subject of Hulls trial. We understand by express from Genl. Harrison that part of Winchesters corps, to wit, 800, under the command of Col Lewis and Allen have advanced to the river Raisin, and that the whole of the army is moving on to the rapids, with all possible expedition we expect in a few days to hear of reencounter with the enemy.
Our post master is so very slow -- that we never can get to see a letter in time to write by the return mail indeed he never thinks of handing out a letter or paper until after the mail is closed and sorie times the post riders are more than a mile off before we can get our letters and papers. I believe the person is very correct, but he is intolerably slow.
There has been a great hustle some days ago about removing the temporary seat of government, but I believe it will be given up for the present.
I think the legislature will a djourn in about two weeks. I have scarcely any idea who vwill be elected Senator to congress Morrow and Peas are most talked of Cass will not be run he does not wish it.
You have perhaps seen in our papers the pains Messrs Sterrett and Monett have [illeg. ] Mr. Crayghton through them has taken to remove me from the office of Major Genl. It is evident, however, from their success, that if I was even re- moved on account of my having volunteered in the service of my country or on account of being a prisoner that neither of the-: would be elected my successor.
I hope tomorrows mail will bring us the official account of our exchange. I hope we will not be called to Philidelphia to Hulls trial
I would much prefer going to join Genl Harrison, which I will perhaps do if I can get a few of my friends to go with me.
On the subject of appointments I scarcely know what to say there are so many applicants for recommendation Major Denny wishes to be remembered. When I last speak with Gen Cass, he was so anxious to be appointed Cole agreeably to the provisions of the new law for raising 20,000 that I almost give up to him, but I find that all the Majors except lionson would prefer that I should come for- wards. I have not yet promised to do so, nor do I know that I will my whole ambition is to be with the first who return to Canada and I am confident that no part of the 20,000 can be raised in time for that puripose.
A draft was ordered on yesterday for two Regts of Militia to relieve those who terms will shortly expire. I am getting ashamed of the length of his hasty scrawl. I fear you will not have patience to read it. adieu for the present, yours respectfully
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