Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Letter To General Leftwich

Letter dated January 21, 1813, to Gen'l Joel Leftwich of the N.W. Army, Delaware (Ohio):

Governor James Barbour of Virginia was "particularly gratified, to learn that the Detachment under your command has so conducted itself as to receive the approbation of the Commander-in-Chief--The fame it may acquire in common property to every Virginian....".

Then the bad news.  "Relatively to the course you have pursued in supplying the vacancies which have occurred in your Detachment, I am sorry to advise you that insuperable difficulties occur in issuing Commissions."

The letter was published in the Biennial Report of the Department of Archives and History of the ..., Volume 3, by West Virginia. Dept. of Archives and History.

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