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Collection Reference Number GLC04601.09
From Archive Folder Collection of 15 items related to the Mississippi territory, the Smith family, and the treason trial of Aaron Burr 
Title Unknown to James Balloch regarding his health, Mississippi and his business in cotton
Date 7 July 1819
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to his cousin in Cornish, New Hampshire that he has been ill the past few days but is recovering. He believes people traveling to the area (Mississippi) from the north suffer because of the sudden climate change. States he arrived in Natchez 15 December and details his journey to get there. Describes visiting the battlefield of the Battle of New Orleans which occurred December 1814-January 1815. Discusses his business in cotton in detail; who he is working with, how much they are making, the difficulty of getting good workmen, etc. Comments that he would like to hear about friends in his old land. Gives regards to Balloch's family and friends. In postscript he states he sent money to his brothers and that if Balloch sees them, please ask if they received it. Some text loss on 3rd page. Signature is partially lost and illegible but could possibly be spelled G. Leister.
Subjects Health and Medical  Travel  Immigration and Migration  Battle  Battle of New Orleans  Military History  War of 1812  Cotton  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Finance  Commerce  Labor  Children and Family  
People Balloch, James (fl. 1819)  
Place written Natchez, Mississippi
Theme Health & Medicine; War of 1812; Agriculture; Slavery & Abolition; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information The Battle of New Orleans was fought during the War of 1812. It was an American victory over the British.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859