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Collection Reference Number GLC01193
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title William Henry Harrison to John Armstrong making an urgent request for medical supplies to be sent to Cleveland
Date 9 July 1813
Author Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841)  
Recipient Armstrong, John  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Makes an urgent request to the Secretary of War Armstrong for medical supplies to be sent to Cleveland, Ohio. Also asks that all liquor shipments be sent with a "dry-barrel" because "Experience has long since convinced all those in the western Country" that it is the only way to prevent its plunder. Written during the siege of Fort Meigs. Numbered "No. 72."
Subjects War of 1812  President  Health and Medical  Military History  Military Supplies  Military Provisions  Alcohol  Battle  Diet and Nutrition  
People Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841)  Armstrong, John (1758-1843)  
Place written Cleveland, Ohio
Theme Health & Medicine; War of 1812; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859