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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.721.10
From Archive Folder Documents relating to Moody Bedel 
Title Hazen Bedel to Moody Bedel on soldiers' pay, the planned size of a standing army and military rumors
Date 23 March 1815
Author Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821)  
Recipient Bedel, Moody  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes to his brother to report problems with soldiers' pay shortly after the end of the War of 1812. Mentions rumors about military appointments, President Madison's plan to maintain an army of 25,000, and a potential assignment for their squadron. Notes the dissolution of Eleazar Ripley's Court of Inquiry by order of the Secretary of War as well as news of Ripley's impending brevet for valor at the Battle of Bridgewater (Lundy's Lane). 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 Battle  War of 1812  Soldier's Letter  Military History  Soldier's Pay  President  Standing Army  Bravery  Military Law  Finance  
People Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821)  Bedel, Moody (1764-1841)  Ripley, Eleazer Wheelock (1782-1839)  
Place written Albany, New York
Theme War of 1812; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859