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Collection Reference Number GLC00890
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title Francis Boggs to Daniel Fisher about the war, experience of being a prisoner and working with slaves
Date 8 March 1814
Author Boggs, Francis (fl. 1814)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Boggs wrote this as a United States seaman being held as a prisoner of war on a British ship during the War of 1812. Comments on the war and asks for assistance in getting released. He discusses the miseries of the prisoners' situation over the last fifteen months, being forced to work with slaves in service of the British government and having to impress men for service in the British armed forces. Asks for aid for their families. Notes that the two prisoners with him are named Parker Wilcox and William Fox. Fisher is identified as a major.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Prison Camp  Prisoner of War  Navy  Global History and Civics  Impressment  Children and Family  Slavery  
People Boggs, Francis (fl. 1814)  Fisher, Daniel (fl. 1814)  
Place written Puerto Rico
Theme War of 1812; Slavery & Abolition; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859