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Collection Reference Number GLC06997.43
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 his daughter, Maria Breedlove regarding the rather scandalous dresses worn by women at a ball
Date 8 December 1814
Author Winchester, James (1752-1826)  
Recipient Breedlove, Maria  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description General Winchester writes his daughter on the subject of women's dress. He has just returned from a ball, which he attended out of curiosity to see the local ladies, whom he found them much less attractive than the women of Quebec. He adds a paragraph about the fleet of enemy ships currently approaching the point, concluding: "this last paragraph is added for your male acquaintances."
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Prisoner of War  Canada  Battle  Women's History  Clothing and Accessories  
People Winchester, James (1752-1826)  
Place written Mobile, Alabama
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History; Children & Family; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859