Letter from John Allen to Jane Allen, 28 August 1812

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My Dr Jane Your letter [by?] [Mr.?] Hardin was rcd I am sorry to hear that W Miller will not finish the [Barn?] in due time you may use your discretion in procuring some person to finish it. It is probable Mr. Aldridge can befriend you in it

It is pretty certain Detroit has fallen by the perfidy of Hull - The probability is that Fort Wayne is or will be taken before we can get to it - Fort Chicago is taken -- Teh Prisoners after the capitulation were murdered by the Indians --The noted Wm Wells is among the dead - The Loss of artillary and amunition [illegible] at Detroit makes it necessary we should be better provided in going out than would other wise [insertion] have [end insertion] been necessary [insertion] This delays our march [end insertion] We hope to be well prepared -- I trust we shall be able to drive the Enemy before us - The Spirits of the Army are Excited by the disasters following Hulls departure from Honor - Gov.

[written in margin: 88 x 29]

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