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