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Collection Reference Number GLC06997.71
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 David Winchester regarding a forthcoming court case and the possibility of war in Europe
Date 27 June 1822
Author Winchester, James (1752-1826)  
Recipient Winchester, David  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes regarding court case in which David Winchester is currently involved. He encloses documents for David to complete, and hopes for a favorable settlement. He conveys greetings from family and acquaintances. He ends with a discussion of the prospects of war in Europe: "We here, like you in Baltimore, look forward to the event of a war in Europe with pleasure, you because it will enlarge the field for enterprize [sic] and we because we think it will excite a demand for our surplus produce, but these are unworthy motives we should not rejoice at so great a calamity on our fellow man for any prospects of pecuniary advantages."
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Prisoner of War  Canada  Battle  
People Winchester, James (1752-1826)  Winchester, David (1769-fd.)  
Place written Cairo
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859