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Collection Reference Number GLC06997.37
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 David Polk to James Winchester regarding the financial difficulties of imprisoned non-commissioned officers
Date 24 December 1813
Author Polk, David P. (fl. 1813-1814)  
Recipient Winchester, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thanks for Winchester's advice and encouragement. Polk is glad to hear that Winchester is residing in private quarters, rather than in prison. He informs Winchester that the non-commissioned officers have written him recently regarding "the many hardships they endure which might be meliorated by the allowance of some of their pay." The men have written to Col. Gardner for assistance, but have heard nothing from him. The officers imprisoned with them have donated some of their own funds, but money is now running out.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Prisoner of War  Canada  Battle  
People Winchester, James (1752-1826)  Polk, David P. (fl. 1813-1814)  
Place written Quebec Prison
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Health & Medicine; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859