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Collection Reference Number GLC05225.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1818 
Title Affidavit on the Battle of Lake Erie
Date 18 June 1818
Author Stevens, Thomas H. (d. 1841)  
Additional authors Weaver, Holmes (fl. 1818)
Document Type Legal document; Military document
Content Description Also signed by Holmes Weaver. Deposition describing the naval actions at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, focusing on Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and Captain Jesse D. Elliot. Claims that on the 10th of September, 1813, Elliot "did not do his duty" and Perry attempted to "screen Capt. Elliot from the injurious impressions made by his conduct." With a certification of oath by Justice of the Peace Weaver. At the Battle of Lake Erie, Stevens commanded the sloop Trippe.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Navy  Battle  Military Law  
People Stevens, Thomas Holdup (d. 1841)  Weaver, Holmes (fl. 1818)  Perry, Oliver Hazard (1785-1819)  Elliott, Jesse D. (Jesse Duncan) (1782-1845)  
Place written Newport, Rhode Island
Theme War of 1812; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859