COUCH TO WORTHINGTON
Chillicothe June the 16th 1813
Ohio will furnish you with little, or no interesting news by this mail. The Regular troops are preparing to concentrate in the North West, and in a few days the naval force on the lake will be ready to embark for the Malden expedition.
Genl Harrison is now at Franklinton he has given orders to collect the twelve months troops immediately, and those in Chillicothe will march this day; It is even to be feared by sore of our Western heroes, that Genl Dearborn will not be content with his late victories at York & Fort George but will spread his triumphs beyond the limits of his own jurisdiction.
A Court Martial is now sitting in Chillicothe on the trial of Col. Furga- son for countermanding the orders given by Genl McArthur to the Chillicothe Guards. The Court Martial was appointed by the Governor; it will adjourn this day. Genl Whiteman is President of the Court, and the other four only composing it, are all from Genl Cass's Division
The Express mail arrived from the Rapids last night, but brings nothing new or important; I saw one letter which states that Proctor has withdrawn his principal forces from Malden to reinforce Gen Prevost, this however may be idle rumor at all events Harrison's force will be sufficient to accomplish the object intended and in all human probability the N.W. Army will now be triumph- ant -- The sick and wounded are fast recovering at Fort Meigs but I regret to inform you, that Lieut. Kircheval has died on his way to Chillicothe.
The governor left this place yesterday to communicate with Genl Harrison at Franklinton but no additional calls are yet made on the militia of this state.
I am Sir, Very Respectfully your Obedt & Humble Servt
Jesup N. Couch
Honorable Thomas Worthington.
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