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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.721.18
From Archive Folder Documents relating to Moody Bedel 
Title John McNeil to Moody Bedel discussing plans for a move to Detroit and his good opinion of Bedel
Date 13 April 1816
Author McNeil, John (1784-1850)  
Recipient Bedel, Moody  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description McNeil informs Bedel that he will leave for Detroit in a few days. Notes talking with generals Eleazer Ripley and Benjamin Pierce (McNeil's father-in-law) about Colonel Bedel's merits and seeks continued correspondence. During the War of 1812 McNeil served as a captain under Bedel in the 11th infantry regiment and later became governor of New Hampshire.
Subjects War of 1812  Soldier's Letter  Military History  
People McNeil, John (1784-1850)  Bedel, Moody (1764-1841)  Bedel, Moody (1764-1841)  Ripley, Eleazer Wheelock (1782-1839)  Pierce, Benjamin (1757-1839)  
Place written Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Theme War of 1812; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859