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I have been about two months in ohio State & am now at this Place on my way to Chester. I think it my Duty to give a Statements of matters here & in the army according to reports, & letters from the army. Reports are so false in ohio State, that I can assert nothing possitively, I will not vouch therefore for the Truth of all I shall write. It is the prevailing opinion here that you have been...
The Capitulation of Hull is come to hand. I hope you will condemn every Sentence. It is impossible for me to express the Indignation of the Country here. Not a few reflections are cast on you for appointing such an infamous Rascal to Command. I have vindicated your Conduct, as far as I could, by asserting that your appointments are made by recommendations, that no Doubt this Plan was laid by...
The Tenth Day of June last, I left home, to make a Tour through this & ohio State. I had some Business of my own, & an ardent Disire to know the minds of the people, in this important Crisis. I mixed in all Companys, of all Ranks, conversed freely & preached very often. I have reason to beleive that my Labour was not unsuccessful. On my return, I wrote to you two letters from wheeling in ohio...
God has given you the hig[h]est Station in the united States. It is in your power to do much good or much evil. It is your Duty, to obey the will of the People expressed by the Majority. It must be your wish to know what the People think, if they are in the habit of thinking on our publick affairs. Suppose my Communications are disagreeable to you, it can do no harm to know my Mind, for other...
I came here last wednesday, I preached to the army on Sunday. The Discourse was timely, for the army had Just returned from 40 mile Creek, not in a very good humour. I am extreamly disappointed, with regard to our force. Perhaps there is not on the ground 5000d men, part of which are sick. Were we to move, perhaps 3000d would be our Force. This Number is too Small to engage the Enemy with...
Last Tuesday, I came to my own house, in a weak State; but I am mending every hour. I left sackets harbor on Sunday oct 3. and came to york next Sunday. Previous to my Departure, I had been for a week so affected with a Diarrhea that I could scarsely walk alone. The generals all advised me to return home, & general Lewis gave me leave of absensce the remaining part of the Campaign. I beleive...
With Pleasure, I inform you that I am recovering my health, & am in hopes to be able to return to my Duty early next spring; but I intend to visit you before I go. I wish to see you & converse with you freely respecting next year’s Campaign, for this years is finished in such a manner as to give Dissatisfaction to many. The Plan of opperation on ontario, in my opinion has been radically rong;...
I hope you will Pardon me for Troubling you to read this Sermon for I know that your Time is very precious; but is my opinion that it will be of great use in the Present Crisis. I would have rode down to see you, but I cannot the Cold. I am recovering my health and am in hopes that in warm weather I can be of use to my Country. I know there is no prospect of Peace. I wish that no long speeches...
I hope my repeated scribling will not be too Disagreeable to you, for if my sentiments are rong, I can assure you they flow from an honest heart, trembling for fear of another misplaced Campaign. In my last, I communicated my Plan of operation, which would have been attended with success, consequently all upper Canada would have been in our Possession and the Indians would all be in our favor,...
I have recovered my health in a good Degree. Necessity tryigers me to return to the old way of Living on mush & milk, which suits my Stomach well. I am now astonished that I have been the Dupe of senseless Custom for fifty years. I shall carry the reform further, I am about burning a hommany mortar for the use of my family. Nothing is more agreeable to me, but Pennsylvania is unacquainted with...