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To James Madison from Joseph Wheaton, ca. 20 June 1813 (Abstract)

§ From Joseph Wheaton

Ca. 20 June 1813. “Permit me to hand you another Specimen of the zeal & exertion, of that Excellent Governor whose name is above.”

RC (DLC). 1 p. Docketed by JM, “Meigs R. J June 20. 1813.” Written at the bottom of a printed circular dated 20 June 1813 and signed by Ohio governor Return Jonathan Meigs, reiterating William Henry Harrison’s call for Ohio citizens to organize themselves into companies of mounted volunteers ready to join the general’s upcoming campaign to retake Detroit and capture Fort Malden. The U.S. Army, Meigs wrote, would provide rations and as much forage as possible for such volunteers, who would not be required to serve longer than thirty-five or forty days.

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