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Collection Reference Number GLC06078
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1815 
Title Resolutions reported by the military committee, expressive of the high sense entertained by Congress, of the patriotism and good conduct of the people of Louisiana and New Orleans, during the late military operations before that city
Date 13 February 1815
Author United States. Congress. Senate.  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Published by Roger Chew Weightman, congressional printer. States that Senator William Branch Giles, a member of the committee on military affairs, read the included resolutions, expressing the patriotism of Louisiana citizens in the Battle of New Orleans. Praises New Orleans citizens for offering accommodation to their own and enemy soldiers. States that President James Madison will be requested to inform William Charles C. Claiborne, Governor of Louisiana, of the meritorious conduct of New Orleans citizens.
Subjects Battle of New Orleans  Battle  War of 1812  Military History  Congress  Government and Civics  Patriotism  President  
People Claiborne, William Charles Cole (1775-1817)  Giles, William Branch (1762-1830)  Madison, James (1751-1836)  Weightman, Roger Chew (1787-1876)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme War of 1812; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Weightman served as a librarian, general of the District of Columbia militia, and Mayor of Washington, D.C. 1824-1827. Louisiana's First and Second Battalions of Free Men of Color played a vital role in the 1814 Battle of New Orleans.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859