• Letter from Merchant John F. Kennedy to Marcia Gray, 11 July 1818

      Kennedy, John F. (1818-07-11)
      A letter from Kennedy while in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He mentions "I shall depart from this next saturday for Buenos Aires then take in a cargo for the Isle of France."
    • Letter from Merchant John F. Kennedy to Marcia Gray, 19 June 1796

      Kennedy, John F. (1796-06-19)
      In his June 19, 1796 letter he writes his ship will “go out under the protection of our fine frigate the Constellation”.
    • Letter from Merchant John F. Kennedy to Marcia Gray, 27 October 1815

      Kennedy, John F. (1815-10-27)
      The letter was written while Kennedy was in Gibraltar, he begins "I commenced writing to you yesterday when most unexpectedly Commodore Bainbridge got his whole fleet under way ------ obliged to close my letter without saying anything that I had to say and with much difficulty got it on board the Brig commanded by...". This letter was written at the time of the Algerian War and mentions that Commodore Stephen Decatur was on route home after defeating the Algerian pirates.
    • Letter from Merchant John F. Kennedy to Marcia Gray, 3 October 1814

      Kennedy, John F. (1814-10-03)
      The letter mentions the siege of Baltimore by the British during the War of 1812. Kennedy was recovering from illness in Norfolk, Virginia, and writes to his wife that “Your two letters of the 21st came together last evening. Their receipt has eased my mind more than it is in my power to express. I thought you or some of the children sick or dead, not hearing from you. Knowing that you are all well I feel an unusual comfort and happiness…My God what a time my love you must have had during the siege. Altho the fortune of man might have put an end to me or deprived me of a leg or an arm and put an end to all my hopes in this world, I regret my not being in Fort McHenry as the greatest misfortune of my life”.
    • Letter from Merchant John F. Kennedy to Marcia Gray, 6 November 1811

      Kennedy, John F. (1811-11-06)
      The letter discusses a shipment and mentions "it is bad enough, but better than first expected".