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    Camped at Mill Creek near Cincinnati, Ohio, John Allen writes to his wife that he has received her letter by favor of Major Hardin and he briefly notes the problems of having a barn built at home. He mentions the probable fall of Detroit due to William Hull's "perfidy" and "departure from honor," the possible fall of Fort Wayne, and the capture of and massacre at Fort Chicago. The loss of Detroit and its artillery, arms, and ammunition have caused their own army to delay. The army is excited by the recent disasters. Governor Harrison now in command.
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