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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.721.11
From Archive Folder Documents relating to Moody Bedel 
Title Hazen Bedel to Moody Bedel on his and the military's future following the War of 1812
Date 13 April 1815
Author Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821)  
Recipient Bedel, Moody  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes from the cantonment at Sackets Harbor, New York, to his brother to report problems with soldiers' pay shortly after the end of the War of 1812. Notes that General Jacob Brown assumed command and comments on his activities pertaining to discharges and military reorganization after the war. Discusses at length his inclination "for going to the westward" after his discharge, weighs the pros of and cons of the possibility, and seeks aid in the endeavor. Hazen was then a regimental quartermaster in the 11th Infantry. Hazen might be one of Moody's sibling's listed on record as "Hazel," who lived from 1785-1835.
Subjects War of 1812  Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Pay  Military History  Westward Expansion  Finance  
People Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821)  Bedel, Moody (1764-1841)  
Place written Sackets Harbor, New York
Theme War of 1812; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859