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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.27
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title Robert D. Oliver to Don T. Stoughton regarding a blockade of Long Island Sound
Date 11 December 1813
Author Oliver, Robert Dudley (1766-1850)  
Recipient Stoughton, Don Thomas  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Copy of a letter from Captain Oliver, a senior British officer in the Long Island Sound, to Don Thomas Stoughton, the Spanish Consul in New York. Informs Stoughton that a British ship called the Valient was off New London, Connecticut, and orders were in place to blockade the Long Island Sound, effective 6 December 1813. Asks that the intelligence be communicated "to the other neutral consuls in your district." Message dated from the Philadelphia Gazette and originally from the New York Gazette of 9 December 1812.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Blockade  Navy  Neutrality  Diplomacy  Maritime  
People Oliver, Robert Dudley (1766-1850)  Stoughton, Don Thomas (fl. 1813)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme War of 1812
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859