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Collection Reference Number GLC00496.273.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Oliver Hazard Perry to Daniel Dobbins with orders [copy]
Date 4 September 1813
Author Perry, Oliver Hazard (1785-1819)  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description From aboard the USS Lawrence during the War of 1812., Commodore Perry instructs Captain Dobbins to "proceed again to Erie for the purpose of bringing up provisions & Stores for the Squadron." Indicates that "the services of the Ohio will in all probability be wanting in a week" and notes that "Every thing that belongs to the Squadron must be brought on." He was right, six days later, Perry fought the Battle of Lake Erie. The letter is pasted to a piece of paper. Pasted to the verso is an undated engraving of Perry.
Subjects Battle  War of 1812  Navy  Military History  Military Provisions  Military Supplies  Diet and Nutrition  
People Perry, Oliver Hazard (1785-1819)  Dobbins, Daniel (1776-1856)  
Place written Sandusky Bay, Ohio
Theme War of 1812; 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