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Collection Reference Number GLC02542.20
From Archive Folder Collection of correspondence of the North Family 
Title William North to Major Jackson defending General Hull against charges of treason
Date 20 February 1813
Author North, William (1755-1836)  
Recipient Jackson, Major  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by North in retirement to Major Jackson. Marked at address that the letter is "to be published as a private letter." Sees in the newspaper that General Hull is to be tried on the charge of treason and cowardice during the surrender of Detroit in August 1812. Says he does not believe the charges to be true. In emotional language he attacks the rumors against Hull and defends his Revolutionary War record. Is especially outraged over the rumors of compensation money the British allegedly gave Hull. Says if fear was part of the surrender, then it wasn't a selfish fear, but one based on protecting innocent civilians. Says his position as Inspector General in the Revolution gave him an opportunity to know every high ranking officer in the north and that Hull has a respectable character. Is glad the court will be made up fellow officers who will see things clearly.
Subjects American Statesmen  Journalism  Treason  Bravery  Military History  War of 1812  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Corruption and Scandal  Global History and Civics  Finance  Military Law  Surrender  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  
People North, William (1755-1836)  
Place written Duanesburgh, New York
Theme War of 1812; Law; The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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