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Collection Reference Number GLC00108.05
From Archive Folder Collection of nine letters from William Ellery to his grandson, George Channing 
Title William Ellery to George G. Channing on business matters and the War of 1812
Date 7 December 1812
Author Ellery, William (1727-1820)  
Recipient Channing, George G.  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document; Military document
Content Description Writes to his grandson that he is happy Channing has gained a business partner and inquires as to who drew up the legal documents executing the partnership. Believes theological differences in the world will persist, and that everyone would get along if they treated each other morally. Comments that a religious war would be much worse than the War of 1812. Discusses a preacher and his success with parishioners. Comments on parts of the Channing family moving from Newport, Rhode Island, to Boston. Sends his love to all the members of the family.
Subjects Law  Finance  Children and Family  Religion  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; Law; War of 1812; Religion
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