War of 1812: Politicians keep in touch

I'm now working on transcribing some miscellaneous correspondence from the papers of Connecticut Governor John Cotton Smith.  Most of this is letters to the governor, including this one from Congressional Representative John Tallmadge, dated December 24, 1812: Since I came to the House this morning, I have rec’d your Letter of the 16th instant. When … Continue reading War of 1812: Politicians keep in touch

The tribulations of Brig. Gen. Cushing, continued

Things did not improve for the Brigadier General between September and October 1814, although at least there was no British assault or serious threat of one during that time.  On the 11th, he wrote to William Jones, Governor of Rhode Island, as follows: Your Excellencys letter of the 10th instant was received this morning, and … Continue reading The tribulations of Brig. Gen. Cushing, continued

War of 1812: Order book’s last entry

I've finished transcribing the order book (39 pages of 10-point text) and found the last entry very interesting, given the general context of the war in Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Here it is, in its entirety: Military District N’o 2 Head quarters Providence District Orders 21st February 1815 The Commanding General has the pleasure to … Continue reading War of 1812: Order book’s last entry