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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.02
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title The Committee of Correspondence of the City of Philadelphia to John Biddle regarding the attack of Washington D.C. by the British
Date 30 August 1814
Author Committee of Correspondence of the City of Philadelphia (1792-1828)  
Recipient Biddle, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Indicates that the British attacked Washington, D.C., without any horses and may try to seize them wherever they land. Instructs Biddle to remove all horses from possible landing points for the British. The British had recently captured and burned Washington during the War of 1812.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Washington, D.C.  Transportation  
People Biddle, John (fl. 1814)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme War of 1812; 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