LEWIS CASS TO WORTHINGTON
Zanesville June 8th 1813
I informed you last of week of the determination of Gen. Perkins to decline the command of the 27?th Regt. Whether he yet adheres to or has abandoned that resolution, I presume ere this you are informed. In the event of his ultimate determination to decline, I mention to you my idea, that Paul and Munson had each better be advanced one rank, and that Col. Sloane had better be appointed to a majority. I have since ascertained that Sloane is so unwell that it will be impossible for him to serve. I am told he is scarcely expected to live. A Major ought to be appointed, if one can be found in some of the Eastern Counties. But I know of none. Perhaps Gen. Beall or Mr. Caldwell can point out some person fit for the office. I should like McConnel very well, but his local position is a bad one. Whittesey[?] has been well spoken of I do not know him Cotgrove will not answer.
With respect to Paul, I think there can be no doubt of the propriety of advancing him. It will give general satisfaction. With respect to Munson so far as personal merit goes he deserves it. He is an excellent efficient off- icier. None can be better. In saying this I do violence to my own private feelings He has used me in such a way, that I have neither the inclination nor the power to indulge any friendly feelings towards him. But I leave this be- hind me and can truly say that his zeal talents, conduct anci sufferings entitle him to promotion.
With sincere esteem I am Dear sir ever yeurs
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