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Collection Reference Number GLC03436.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title Elijah Flint to Elijah Flint describing the declaration of War on the British
Date 25 July 1812
Author Flint, Elijah (b. 1779)  
Recipient Flint, Elijah  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Provides a lengthy discussion of "the declaration of war with G. Britain, and the unprepared Situation we were placed in to make our defence." Comments on the spread of the news of the start of the War of 1812 to British forces and relations with Canada and Indian tribes. Also discusses the postal road and a meeting with Joseph B. Varnum, a Massachusetts congressman from 1795-1811. Mentions in a postscript that he thinks the danger from Indians is greater in Dracut, Massachusetts, then where he is writing from, in Batavia, New York. Written to his father.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Journalism  Canada  American Indian History  Road Construction  Infrastructure  Post Office  Congress  
People Flint, Elijah (b. 1779)  Flint, Elijah (1747-1825)  Varnum, Joseph Bradley (1751-1821)  
Place written Batavia, New York
Theme War of 1812; 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