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Collection Reference Number GLC00040
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Zachary Taylor to Hancock Taylor about offensives against Indians
Date 20 May 1813
Author Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)  
Recipient Taylor, Hancock  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Expresses his disappointment that they have not yet taken offensive action against "some of the Indian Towns on the Wabash." Indicates that the rains had caused the delay. Discusses other news, including the appointment of Brigadier General Benjamin Howard to command in the Indiana Territory (and all the forces west of the Mississippi), General Green Clay's defeat at the siege of Fort Meigs, Commodore Isaac Chauncey and Brigadier-General Zebulon Pike's capture of York (the capital of upper Canada), and Pike's demise in an explosion. Notes that the Indians continue to steal horses, but no people had been killed recently. Asks for news from home about the neighborhood and crop prospects. Taylor would take over for Howard after Howard's death in 1814. Hancock was Zachary's brother.
Subjects War of 1812  American Indian History  Battle  Disaster  President  Navy  Canada  Westward Expansion  
People Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)  Taylor, Hancock (1781-1841)  Howard, Benjamin (1760-1814)  Pike, Zebulon Montgomery (1779-1813)  Chauncey, Isaac (1772-1840)  
Place written Vincennes, Indiana
Theme War of 1812; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859