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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionH.A.S. (Henry Alexander Scammell) Dearborn (1783-1851) was the son of Henry Dearborn, the American politician and veteran of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. In the War of 1812, H.A.S Dearborn served as Brigadier General of the volunteer forces, responsible for the defence of Boston Harbour. From 1812-1829 he was collector of customs in Boston, from 1831-1833 he served as a representative from Massachusetts in the United States Congress, was adjutant general of Massachusetts from 1834-1843 and mayor of Roxbury from 1847-1851. Letter transcription: Dear Sir, My success in the line of recruiting has exceeded my most sanguine expectations. I have enlisted 24 1st Lt. 30—my 2nd Lt. 13, and my Ensign 9—Total 76. All very [ablebodied] men. In all probability my company will be full before the last day of June. I shall be in Boston on the 10th of June. I have not yet had the pleasure to hear of the arrival of your father at Boston. Please to offer my respects to your family, and to all my friends in the [office]. In haste, Yours, A.M. Clary.en_US
dc.description.abstractA letter addressed to H.A.S. Dearborn in Boston, dated May 29, 1812 at Concord, N.H [New Hampshire]. The letter was written by Capt. A.M. Clary and describes his success at recruiting troops for his company, likely in preparation for the War of 1812, which was declared on June 19, 1812.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 447
dc.subjectUnited States--History--War of 1812en_US
dc.titleH.A.S. Dearborn letter, May 29, 1812en_US

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