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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionIsaac D. Barnard (1791-1834) was an American soldier, politician, and Senator from West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the bar at West Chester in 1816 but his legal studies were interrupted by the outbreak of the War of 1812. Barnard served under Col. Winder during the War and was present at the Battle of Fort George, the fight at La Cole’s Mill, with Izard’s army at Plattsburg, and the Battle of Lyon’s Creek [Cook’s Mills]. He resumed his legal studies after the war and established a practice in West Chester. Soon after Barnard was appointed sheriff’s counsel and deputy attorney general for Chester County, a position he held for the next four years. In 1820 he was elected to the Senate of Pennsylvania for the district composed of the counties of Chester and Delaware, and in 1826 was appointed Secretary of the Commonwealth. Shortly after this the Legislature of Pennsylvania elected him to the Senate of the United States. He remained in this position until 1831, when his declining health forced him to resign.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe collection consists mostly of correspondence written by or to Isaac D. Barnard. There are 57 letters, 10 manuscript receipts and promissory notes, and two printed circulars. Barnard was an American lawyer, solider, politician and Senator from West Chester, Pennsylvania. The letters provide information on his service during the War of 1812, legal career, his terms in the State Senate of Pennsylvania, and as a United States Senator. His service during the War of 1812 included Fort George, Plattsburg, and Lyon’s Creek [Cook’s Mills]. There are two letters in the collection dated during the War of 1812.en_US
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dc.subjectBarnard, Isaacen_US
dc.subjectUnited States--History--War of 1812en_US
dc.titleCorrespondence of Isaac D. Barnard, 1813-1836, n.d.en_US

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