LEVI BARBER TO WORTHINGTON
Marietta June 27th 1813
Honble T. Worthington. --
The Reverend Stephen Lindley of this place has a wish to join the army as Chaplain to Genl Cass Brigade - Genl Cass is anxious that he should have the appointment -- Mr. Lindley is an American in every sence of the word and should he receive the appointment I am confident he would be of great benefit to the troops with whom he should be associated. I feel a considerable an- xiety for the appointment of Mr L. it was at first believed that tile Genl had the power to appoint his own chaplain & Mr L had the promise, it is now generally believed that he has the appointment and would be cause of triumph (for we have some clergymen here too late from N.E.) for some of his Brethren of the Gown - I assure you that he is worth of that on any other appointment within the scope of his profession -- I have sir to request your assistance in obtaining the appointment perhaps it may have already been obtained- Mr. C. our repr. has taken his seat, we shall soon see what course he will tale, I am told he made fair promises - I have no news.
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