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Collection Reference Number GLC08882.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title Elias Boudinot to Edward Dorr Griffin regarding several matters, including the War of 1812
Date 23 April 1814
Author Boudinot, Elias (1740-1821)  
Recipient Griffin, Edward Dorr  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Boudinot informs Griffin, a reverend, he was confined for six weeks due to a case of gout in his head. Criticizes the United States' inability to foster peace. Expresses worry regarding the United States' lack of financial means and capable leadership during the War of 1812. Writes "God in his righteous Judgment, has a Controversy with our Nation, and he only knows when it will end.~ We seem here to take it for granted that Peace must necessarily take place..." Discusses religion, stating that a knowledge of Biblical prophecies depends on a knowledge and careful comparison of Scriptures. Discusses the writings of Faber (possibly theologian Johannes Faber) pertaining to Biblical Scripture. Declares "Altho' Great Britain must finally give way, with the other Horns of the Beast; yet at present she stands high... She never was stronger or stood on higher ground as a Nation than at present... Her exertions to send the word of life thro'out the habitable globe, are almost miraculous- they are the finger of God."
Subjects American Statesmen  Health and Medical  War of 1812  Military History  Peace  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Religion  
People Boudinot, Elias (1740-1821)  Griffin, Edward Dorr (1770-1837)  Faber, Johannes (1478-1541)  
Place written Burlington, New Jersey
Theme Health & Medicine; War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Boudinot served on the Continental Congress 1778, 1781, 1782 and 1783. He was a United States Representative from New Jersey 1789-1794, and served as Director of the United States Mint 1795-1805.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859