Cincinnati 10th mo 26 1819
I reached home on the 2nd instant
and found my family in good health: I proceeded no
further Eastward than the neighbourhood of Brownsville
I felt most easy to return home, rather than go on to
Balt. and Washington at that time. although Philip E
Thomas, in a letter directed to me at Brownsville rather
encouraged me to come as far as Washington & see
the Secretary of War myself on the subject of the
Agency at Sandusky, and enclosed me the Secretary's
reply to a communication sent him by friends of Balt.
(copy) Department of War,
27th March 1819
The letter from yourself and Mr Hopkins on the
part of the Committee of the Society of Friends of Balt.
recommendatory of Mr.Shaw has been received.
The Department is of the opinion that the Act
of Congress does not authorize the appointment of an
Agent at Sandusky, in addition to the two Agents
at Fort Wayne and at Piqua; and is disposed
to assign the duties at Sandusky to Mr. Johnston
the Agent at Piqua.
Mr. A. Elliott (signed) J.C. Calhoun
previous to my leaving home for the eastward, being one
day in conversation with Genl Harrison, of the State of sus-
-pence in which I was kept relative to the appointment which
I had been expecting, he told me that he had been in compa-
-ny with our friends of Balt, during the Session of Congress when
they were ^on the subject of the Indian concerns, and observed that