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Collection Reference Number GLC06549
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title Nathaniel Peabody to John Langdon appealing to Langdon's patriotism in order to enlist his support for the War of 1812
Date 8 September 1812
Author Peabody, Nathaniel (1741-1823)  
Recipient Langdon, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description In florid prose, Peabody appeals to Langdon's patriotism in order to enlist his support for the War of 1812."Our enemies are in our bosom." Recalls their service in the revolutionary war and seeks Langdon's attendance at an assembly to organize support for the federal government. In a postscript, comments on the Essex Junta's plans to lead New Hampshire and Vermont to secede from the Union and attempt to establish an eastern confederacy. Peabody was a New Hampshire legislator. Langdon had served as the state's governor.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Government and Civics  Revolutionary War  Hartford Convention  Secession  
People Peabody, Nathaniel (1741-1823)  Langdon, John (1741-1819)  
Place written Exeter, New Hampshire
Theme War of 1812; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859