Friday, June 5, 2015

Document Delays

Source [First State House In Chillicothe, Ohio] War of 1812 Era

Governors Messages and Letters, Volume 2...:

General Orders 
Chillicothe, June 5, 1813

"The unaccountable delay which has taken place in the marching of some of the detachments of troops destined for the North Western Army, makes it necessary that some effectual remedy be provided for an evil which is pregnant with the most fatal consequences. The general, therefore, directs that every officer when ordered to march with a detachment of troops, shall, upon receiving the orders, commence a journal...[documenting] every circumstance which tends to procrastinate his march or delay....".

Robert Butler, Cap. 24th Inf. Assist, Adj., General

See a blog post regarding a May 16th letter from the same volume here.

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