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Collection Reference Number GLC06997.36
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 Christopher Van Deventer to James Winchester regarding conditions in solitary confinement
Date 21 December 1813
Author Van Deventer, Christopher (1788-1838)  
Recipient Winchester, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Plea for assistance. Van Deventer hopes that Winchester may be able to effect "some mitigation of the rigor with which… [he is] bound." Along with Captain Roach and Lt. Smith, Van Deventer has been held in solitary confinement. He is unwilling to believe that this treatment could be "intended as a punishment for our justifiable attempt to regain our freedom."
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Prisoner of War  Canada  Battle  
People Winchester, James (1752-1826)  Van Deventer, Christopher (1788-1838)  
Place written Quebec, Canada
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859