2.03.2013

Petition from Miami County (OH) to Return Meigs

Miami County 
February 3d. 1813

State of Ohio
To his Excellency R. J. Meigs Governor of the said State &c
The petition of the undersigned humbly Sheweth: -- That whereas there are a considerable number of Indians of the Delaware tribes called in by : order of General Harrison, and are now in our County, that it is but thinly settled on the frontier, distant from a market where provisions can be furnished them; and the people of the neighbourhood, feel themselves in a dangerous situation in consequence of their being exposed to invasion and depridation from them, they lying contigious to the enemy, have every oppertunity of conveying information to them of our situation, moving off and joining them and doing much mischief, from their knowledge of our Country &c &c --
This brief petition [illeg.] would humbly beg your Excellency to tale into consideration and releive us from a state of uneasiness and alarm, by having them removed into the interior of our State, where from its population they will be awed into submission to the authorities having charge over them and supported at a much less expence to the Government -- And we shall as in duty bound &c &c &c

Courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society

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