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them that the representatives tham!^er is now ready for their reception, to receive any communication whicb his txccllirncy the (Governor may be ple^^sed to make.
(Jrdcrtd that Mr. Russell do go w;th said n»tssage.
Whereupon, the senat'j with their speaker and -<lerk, attended, were coudocted wiihin the baj: and then stated ;
Whereupon, His Excellency the Governor attendded was conducted within the: bar of this house and made a cooamu- nication to both houses, as follows :—
Gentlemen of the Senate,
and House of Representatives^
IT has pleased the Great Disposer of all thirgn, that in the course of human evtnts you arc convened at this time undtr circumstances rot heretofore experieiiced in this stiUe. ''I'be charge of the relations between thu United Srates of Amtrica and their territories and ibc Ufit^d Kingdoms of Great Britain and their dependen- cits bus varied our situation and produced operations in \vhich the state of Ohio has been actively interested.
Soon aft^-r ihtj close of the last session of the general assvnvly, I received a requisition from the President of the ITfiijLed State.'., to or^^anize and march to Dc*troit a detachrpent of twelve hundred of the militia 'of Ohio, 'j'hc formation of the corps was rapidly executed by the pntrotic ztal of onr tVllow ciiizrns, who immediately^ re¬ paired lo the field, r.r.d by direction of tbe President •the command was dcl'ivcrtd to Brigadier ^jcncral Hull,of the nrnny of^tbe- Uniied States.
The result ol the cTrnctliiion in which those troops were rrr.ployed, is too well kaown, and t(;o paixd'ully disastrous ^ to relate.
Yet, gentle^men, I hrrve tlie ronsolinp; nssurance (in \ bleb you caDnot but proiuily participate'^ that those Vohu^- U ers of tJhk), f erformt'fl their military duties with the for- thuflt and courage of I'Vreroen'eontending in behalf of tht* insult' d rights of ih. ir insulted country. Intermingled, bo\ve\ rr, with tl i > cm.sol.ulon are mournful regrets for .' . lors of sVvc''tu b'ftave'otlicjrs and gallant jioklicTsx Vv^bose 1 s evinced tbtir hroij^m and whose deaths were sealed in the devotion of tb.lr bluod. And it is trustvd that the