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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.719.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Charity Addams to John P. Addams discussing family news, religion and events in the War of 1812
Date 22 October 1813
Author Addams, Charity (fl. 1813)  
Recipient Addams, John P.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Wishes her brother success in his determined effort to "preach the Gospel to the poor" and relays family news. Comments on the soldiers quartering on their farm during the War of 1812, and the damage they caused and paid for. Discusses celebrations surrounding the election of the governor and secretary of state, remarking that "it seemed as if peace began to dawn." Reports alarm in Plattsburgh, New York. Comments on a boating accident. Notes that their brother Charles Addams came home and went to a camp meeting in Plattsburgh. Relates other news, much of it pertaining to religion.
Subjects Religion  War of 1812  Women's History  Charity and Philanthropy  Military History  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Finance  Holidays and Celebrations  Election  Government and Civics  Disaster  
People Addams, Charity (fl. 1813)  Addams, John P. (fl. 1813)  
Place written Middlebury, Vermont
Theme Women in American History; Agriculture; War of 1812; Children & Family; Religion; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859