C. A. NORTON TO WORThINGTON
I have not heard from you in some time; but I presume, the reason, in part, has been in consequence of the stormy times which you have had in the Senate. I think the honourable body in which you have a seat have been rather turbulent and headstrong. Quite too much so for the good of our country.
Corn Perry and his fleet are now at the mouth of Sandusky bay. The Generals it is said, are going tomorrow to pay, him a visit. As to other information relating to the army, considering the general order in force you must not expect it: And when you recollect the advise you have given me on Military Subject, you certainly will not desire that I should violate an obligation which you know I owe to my superiors, to keep for the present these secrets which change or good fortune may have thrown in my way. However, to be candid, I do not perceive that there is much to be known
I have been three weeks in camp and the greater part of the time, have been under the weather. I am now getting better. Capt. Swearingen is well but he says he has nothing to write -- I tell him, he is too indolent to write Gen. McArthur has the rheumatism.: Cass is just able to move about the camp.
Colo Couch & Colo Brush (aids to his excellency R. J. iieigs Junr Esqr) left camp this morning for upper Sandusky where the militia be encamped.
I am sir respectfully
C. A. Norton
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