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Collection Reference Number GLC06997.25
From Archive Folder War of 1812: Correspondence and documents on the war, POWs in Canada, behaviour of soldiers, conditions in New Orleans, laying the Tennessee state line and founding of Memphis City. Documents relate to James Winchester, his family and associates 
Title James Winchester to Captain Francis Kempt
Date 3 July 1813
Author Winchester, James (1752-1826)  
Recipient Kempt, Francis  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description "I am told you object to my having Joseph Cains as a servant on the grounds that … he was born in the East Indies and possibly in those parts…owned or possessed by your Government." The writer proposes another servant for himself and two more for his friends. He hopes that these men will not turn out to have any far-flung British connections. He also wishes to be informed of what happens to his letters after the Captain has examined them.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Prisoner of War  Canada  Battle  African American History  
People Winchester, James (1752-1826)  Kempt, Francis (fl. 1813)  
Place written Beauport, Quebec
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859