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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.719.04
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Dorcas Arnold to Joseph Sarles reporting the loss of Ogdensburg to the British
Date 28 February 1813
Author Arnold, Dorcas (fl. 1813)  
Recipient Sarles, Joseph  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses how the British successfully attacked and took control of their village (Ogdensburg, New York) on 22 February 1813 during the War of 1812. Comments on how her husband was captured and paroled and remarks on the growing strength of Canada. Ichabod, whose name also appears at the bottom of the letter, possibly was her husband.
Subjects War of 1812  Canada  Global History and Civics  Military History  Parole  Prisoner of War  
People Dorcas, Arnold (fl. 1813)  Arnold, Ichabod (fl. 1813)  Sarles, Joseph (fl. 1813)  
Place written Dekalb, New York
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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