From George McClure
Bath Steuben County 14h. Feby. 1814
Inclosed is a handbill which I have been under the necessity of publishing in order to exculpate myself from any blame, in relation to the late disaster on our frontier, You will perceive Sir that it was out of my power to guard the frontier without a sufficient Phisical force, And that provision was not made in due time is evident from the documents contained in my publication, I have the honor to be your Excellencies Most obedient & Hb. Servt.