CITIZENS IN THE WEST PART OF PORTAGE COUNTY, RELATING TO THEIR EXPOSED
ELIJAH WADSWORTH, Canfield,
We, the subscribers, citizens and committee of the
towns of Stoe, Franklin, Northhamton and Harmonsburgh, do Humbly show
that the inhabitants of said towns are entirely destitute of ammunition
such as powder, lead or flings, and a very great number destitute of
arms. We, the said committee, petition to your Honour to forward
on as many arms as can be spared, about one hundred pounds of powder,
five hundred flints, and lead in proportion. Our present
defenceless situation is well Known to your Honour, and no doubt will
give such relief as may be in your power. We do not consider the
number of men in this part of our frontier sufficient to protect it.
We therefore pray that you may send on such a number of men as you may
think sufficient for that purpose.
STOE, 22nd, August, 1812.
N. B. It is reported and generally believed that
Gen. Hull has surrendered to the British.
PETITION OF THE OFFICERS OF THE ODD
HUDSON, August 22, 1812.
TO ELIJAH WADSWORTH,
ESQ., Major General of Division:
We, the undersigned officers
of the Odd Battalion, in the Fourth Brigade and Fourth Division of Ohio
Militia, do humbly state that a part of the soldiers in said Battalion
are destitute of arms; and the situation of the country generally, and
our particular situation, is well known to your Honour as being a
frontier. We do, therefore, petition that fifty stands of arms be
sent to the Battallion for the use of such soldiersas are destitute who
may be called to do duty in actual service. And likewise that a
proportion of powder
|| be sent; which articles
will be placed under such directions as your Honor shall think proper.
AMOS LUSK, Capt.
GEORGE W. HOLCOMB,
THOMAS RICE, Capt.
THOMAS VANHYNING, Lieut
RETURN OF DRAFTS FROM 1ST REGIMENT, 3RD BRIGADE, 4TH
DIVISION, MADE 5TH SEPTEMBER, 1812.
I do certify this to be a true Return of Drafts from 1st
Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Division Ohio Militia as made to me.
A RETURN OF NAMES OF THE COMMISSIONED AND
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES
Captain - JOSHUA T. COTTON
Lieutenant - GEORGE MONTEITH
Ensign - JACOB IRWIN