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Collection Reference Number GLC00137
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Elbridge Gerry to James T. Austin commenting on the loss of a ship, the Ways and Means Committee and the presidency
Date 23 June 1813
Author Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814)  
Recipient Austin, James T.  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Comments on the loss of a ship, the Chesapeake. Also notes the slow progress of the Ways and Means Committee, the resignation of General Henry Dearborn for health reasons, and the recovery of President James Madison from an illness. Discusses witnessing a demonstration of "liquid fire, inextinguishable for a period, by water" by a "Mr Lloyd of Adams in Pennsylva" and the products potential for weaponry. Gerry was then vice president. Written from the chamber of the senate. One engraving of "Elmood", once the residence of Elbridge Gerry, included as collateral.
Subjects War of 1812  Maritime  Military History  Health and Medical  Congress  Rebellion  Science and Technology  Weaponry  Vice President  Law  Government and Civics  
People Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814)  Austin, James Trecothick (1784-1870)  Dearborn, Henry (1751-1829)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Naval & Maritime; Health & Medicine; The Presidency; War of 1812; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 1 Ex-Hessel Collection.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859