Letter to Alexander from George Hamilton, August 1812
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Letter (4 pages) to Alexander from George Hamilton. The writer apologizes for not writing sooner, and adds that Charles has likely given an account of their expedition. The Long Point Militia is mentioned, and it is stated that it will be some time before they will have a sufficient reinforcement. The Oxford militia is also mentioned. He writes that he has heard from some Indians that Governor Hull has about 1500 men and that they mentioned 4000 to you. He adds that little dependence can be placed on their intelligence but the former account agrees better with other information, with some being on this side at Sandwich and the remainder at Detroit. He writes that how or when they proceed he does not know, but thinks that going down the river in a large boat is the correct and most predictable plan. He is afraid that the coming reinforcements will be too small. It is reported that a few men have been placed at certain distances on the river with the intention gaining intelligence, and a few of the enemy are said to be at the mouth of the river, and the rest to Sandwich. He writes that he does not know when this may reach you, and that Mr. Woodruff has an order on him for forty pounds. He asks that his sister be assured that he is quite well and in good spirits, and out of danger. He says that it would give Charles and himself much pleasure to see him at the head of your Troop, but is afraid that will not take place, and so hopes to have the pleasure of seeing him soon, August 1812. No postmark.