McArthur TO WORTHINGTON
Fruit hill Deor 29th. 1813
Col John McDonald has just returned and informs me that orders have certainly issued from the war office for my attendance at Albarny in next month -- altho I am not officially informed of it, I shall set out in a few days and shall be happy to have a line from you whilst at that place. I have had serious thoughts of leaving the servioe, so soon as my evidence in Hull's trial is given. My bad state of helth whilst in camp and the total neglect of my business at home are too serious objections to my continance in the army. Yet I do not like to leave service until I have an opportunity of doing some- thing for my country. I shall not descide on the oourse which I shall persue until I reach Albany learn the prospects of the next Campaign and consult my friends. And as you hada considerable agency in procuring the office for me, I would be glad to have your advice on leavin it.
In haste I am Dear Sir your friend
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