COUCH TO WORTHINGTON
Chillicothe Saturday morning the 28 Jany 1813
t have just time to inform you, that an Express arrived this morning with "glad tidings" from Genl Harrison, who is now at the Rapids.
Gen Winchester arrived at the Rapids a few days since and sent forward Colos Lewis & Allen with 800 men to the River Raisin within 18 miles of Browns- town; they were attacked on their approach of the town (at Raisin) by the British and Indians, the engagement commenced about 3 oclock in the afternoon & continued till night, our troops were successful and completely routed the enemy; ten men were killed and two Captains and twrenty privates wounded ; -- the enemy's loss was considerable; Genl Winchester has since started from the Rapids to take command at the River Raisin Our army is therefore now in poss- ession of our lost, but regained territory. Harrison regrets that Winchester was so hasty in his movements as to send on his Vanguard to the River Raisin without orders, but it will accellerate the main army, and as it has eventuated will probably be for the best.
The American flag must now soon wave in Malden, if possible before mail starts I will send you a hand Bill of Harrison's letter Express, the printers are now setting the types,
We have no Legislative nevs except what you will have by this mail. Very Respectfully in haste Your Obedt Servt
Jesup N. Couch
Hond Thos Worthington
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