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Collection Reference Number GLC00239
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Elbridge Gerry to James T. Austin on the War of 1812
Date 7 June 1813
Author Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814)  
Recipient Austin, James T.  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document; Military document
Content Description Remarks that the governor of Massachusetts, Caleb Strong, "displayed his british colours," referring to Strong not allowing the federal government to recruit troops for the War of 1812 in his state. Notes that President Madison recovered from an illness and praises the president and his wife. Mentions that he cannot send a document Austin wants. In response to Strong, President Madison withdrew all protection from Massachusetts. Gerry was then vice president.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  President  Health and Medical  Recruitment  Global History and Civics  Vice President  Politics  
People Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814)  Austin, James Trecothick (1784-1870)  Strong, Caleb (1745-1819)  Madison, Dolley (1768-1849)  Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; War of 1812;The Presidency; Health & Medicine; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859