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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1818
|Affidavit on the Battle of Lake Erie
|ca. 18 June 1818
|Champlin, Stephen (1789-1870)
|Legal document; Military document
|Deposition describing the naval actions on 10 September 1813 at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, focusing on Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and Captain Jesse D. Elliot. Claims that Elliot "did not do his duty in the action on that day" but because Perry "desired to screen him, they forbone to make any remarks publickly upon his conduct." Also claims that Elliot fraudulently claimed rights to prize money from the battle and since continued to misrepresent his action at Lake Erie. Date inferred from a similar affidavit (see GLC05225.01). Champlin commanded the sloop Scorpian during the Battle of Lake Erie.
|War of 1812 Military History Navy Battle Military Law Forgery and Fraud Finance
|Champlin, Stephen (1789-1870) Perry, Oliver Hazard (1785-1819) Elliott, Jesse D. (Jesse Duncan) (1782-1845)
|War of 1812; Naval & Maritime
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859