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Collection Reference Number GLC00108.08
From Archive Folder Collection of nine letters from William Ellery to his grandson, George Channing 
Title William Ellery to George G. Channing discussing his daily routine and business matters
Date 18 July 1814
Author Ellery, William (1727-1820)  
Recipient Channing, George G.  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Writes to his grandson discussing his daily routine. Hopes Channing will have enough business so he can marry soon. Declines offer to add to his stock of wine because he wants to reserve his money during the uncertain times of the War of 1812. Comments on several orations. Discusses the British blockade and President Madison's call to raise troops.
Subjects War of 1812  Children and Family  Marriage  Finance  Alcohol  Navy  President  Military History  Global History and Civics  
People Ellery, William (1727-1820)  Channing, George Gibbs (1789-1881)  
Place written Newport, Rhode Island
Theme War of 1812; Children & Family; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Merchants & Commerce; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Ellery was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and was a member of the Continental Congress from Rhode Island from 1776 until 1785. He was Collector of the Port of Newport from 1790 until 1820. Channing was a publisher in Boston and a clergyman later in life.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859