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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.721.01
From Archive Folder Documents relating to Moody Bedel 
Title John Bliss to Moody Bedel on enlistment and the treatment of a jailed soldier
Date 24 May 1812
Author Bliss, John (1787-1854)  
Recipient Bedel, Moody  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Lieutenant Bliss reports to Colonel Bedel on enlistment, including activities regarding recruiting a minor and obtaining the release of a soldier from jail who was being held for a debt. On the topic of the laws that permit such imprisonment, he is "somewhat loquacious" because of his "opinion that Legislative aid is necessary, not only for the salvation of our 'little band,' but for the protection of the citizens of New Hampshire." Written during the War of 1812.
Subjects War of 1812  Finance  Prisoner  Military History  Recruitment  Children and Family  Law  Government and Civics  
People Bliss, John (1787-1854)  Bedel, Moody (1764-1841)  
Place written Haverhill, New Hampshire
Theme War of 1812; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859