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Collection Reference Number GLC02880
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Boston, assembled at Faneuil Hall, on Thursday, the 11th. day of June, A.D. 1812
Date 11 June 1812
Author Jones, J.C. (fl. 1812)  
Additional authors Dawes, Thomas (fl. 1812); Clerk, Thomas (fl. 1812)
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Discusses the alarming state of public affairs & measures necessary, including resolutions against the War with Britain.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Government and Civics  
People Jones, J.C. (fl. 1812)  Dawes, Thomas (fl. 1812)  Clerk, Thomas (fl. 1812)  
Place written Boston, [?]
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Although Congress voted strongly in favor of war, the country entered the conflict deeply divided. Many New Englanders were appalled by the thought of becoming allies of Napoleon and of the nation that had indulged in the Reign of Terror. Not only would many New Englanders refuse to subscribe to war loans, but some merchants actually shipped provisions that Britain needed to support its army. In the following selection, a committee of citizens in Boston denounces the drift toward war.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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