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Collection Reference Number GLC06997.30
From Archive Folder War of 1812: Correspondence and documents on the war, POWs in Canada, behaviour of soldiers, conditions in New Orleans, laying the Tennessee state line and founding of Memphis City. Documents relate to James Winchester, his family and associates 
Title Captain Francis Kempt to James Winchester
Date 19 August 1813
Author Kempt, Francis (fl. 1813)  
Recipient Winchester, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Kempt writes from a transport ship, which will be leaving early the following day. He will therefore be unable to visit Winchester and his fellow officers. Encloses "reasons for declining doing the General duty of an agent for Prisoners of War," as well as complaints by Col. Baestler and B. General Winder. Kempt characterizes their complaints as groundless, and asks for Winchester's comments. He warns that these two officers must attend the requisite meetings with him, or they will risk forfeiting their parole.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Prisoner of War  Canada  Battle  
People Winchester, James (1752-1826)  Kempt, Francis (fl. 1813)  
Place written Beauport, Quebec
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; 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