LEWIS CASS TO WORTHINGTON
Zanesville June 22d. 1813.
The recruits for the 27th Regiment who amount to about 700 have been ordered by Gen. Harrison to march. A surgeons mate will be necessary to accompany them. There is as yet none appointed. Dr. Jackson was appointed, but has since declined No application has been made to my knowledge for that office. There is in Guernsey County a Dr. Lee who is thought by Dr. Hamm to be a good surgeon and it is also thought he would accept it Dr. Hamm this day writes to him. He will probably receive an answer in a few days. When it comes, if he will accept I shall forward his name. In the mean tine I am anxious that no definitive arrangements should take place respecting a surgeon's mate, as Dr Hamm and myself would thereby be committed.
Gen. Harrison recommends for a Majority in the 27th Regiment Capt. J. Lawrence Lewis of Athens. He says he has been five years in service and that he will make a valuable officer. If you have not already decided on one, perhaps it would be best to select him
With much esteem. I am Dr sir yours
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