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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Anne
dc.descriptionA letter written by Lt. Henry DeWitt of Sackets Harbour to Lt. John Gifford, both of the 25th Infantry. The letter was written after the arrest of DeWitt for “damning” his arresting officer (Captain James Burbidge who was also of the 25th Infantry) and drawing forage for a horse when he was not entitled to it. He also borrowed a horse from a citizen of Canada and did not return it despite his promise to do so. In this letter, DeWitt tries to explain his actions.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe letter is 2 pages and is a handwritten letter on both sides of an 9 ½ by 7 ¾ single folding sheet.en_US
dc.subjectSackets Harbour -- Henry DeWitt -- horse thief -- Lt. John Gifford -- 25th Infantry -- Captain James Burbidge -- Colonel Jesupen_US
dc.titleWar of 1812 Officer’s Letteren_US

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