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Collection Reference Number GLC02504.30
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title Duncan McArthur to John Armstrong informing him that McArthur intends to leave the trial of William Hull
Date 8 March 1814
Author McArthur, Duncan (1772-1839)  
Recipient Armstrong, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to Secretary of War Armstrong to inform him that since he has not received orders and has finished as a witness in the trial of General William Hull, he will travel to Ohio. McArthur was then a brigadier general. Hull had bloodlessly surrendered Fort Detroit in August, 1812, during the War of 1812, and was charged with cowardice and treason.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Military Law  Surrender  Treason  Bravery  
People McArthur, Duncan (1772-1839)  Armstrong, John (1758-1843)  Hull, William (1753-1825)  
Place written Albany, New York
Theme Law; War of 1812; 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