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Collection Reference Number GLC00108.03
From Archive Folder Collection of nine letters from William Ellery to his grandson, George Channing 
Title William Ellery to George G. Channing expressing his happiness on the success of Channing's auction business
Date 15 April 1812
Author Ellery, William (1727-1820)  
Recipient Channing, George G.  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document; Government document
Content Description Thanks his grandson for his letter. Expresses happiness on the success of his auction business and that the candidate who opposed Channing in the recent election was defeated. Is much pressed with the increase of his duties during the present conflict with Great Britain. Reports that in local politics the Federalists are sure to triumph.
Subjects Election  Politics  Finance  Children and Family  Government and Civics  Federalists  War of 1812  Military History  
People Ellery, William (1727-1820)  Channing, George Gibbs (1789-1881)  
Place written Newport, Rhode Island
Theme Government & Politics; Children & Family; Merchants & Commerce; Foreign Affairs; War of 1812
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