From Henry Middleton
Columbia (S. Ca.) Novr. 25th. 1812.
I take the liberty of enclosing you my last communication to our State Legislature.1 I am aware that its local topics can claim but a small share of your attention, and that its general are only a repetition of what has been often better expressed. I conceive however that it must be gratifying to you to learn that we are willing to go all lengths in the prosecution of the just objects of the war. I may add with confidence that you will obtain the undivided vote of our State for a re-election. I have the honor to be, Sir, with the highest esteem & regard yr. obt. Sert.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.
1. Enclosure not found, but it was probably Middleton’s message to the South Carolina legislature of 24 Nov. 1812, which expressed support for a “vigorous prosecution of the war” (National Intelligencer, 10 Dec. 1812).