Addams, Charity (fl. 1813) to John P. Addams
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.719.02
Author/Creator: Addams, Charity (fl. 1813)
Place Written: Middlebury, Vermont
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 22 October 1813
Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 33.5 x 20 cm.
Summary of Content: Wishes her brother success in his determined effort to ”preach the Gospel to the poor” and relays family news. Comments on the soldiers quartering on their farm during the War of 1812, and the damage they caused and paid for. Discusses celebrations surrounding the election of the governor and secretary of state, remarking that ”it seemed as if peace began to dawn.” Reports alarm in Plattsburgh, New York. Comments on a boating accident. Notes that their brother Charles Addams came home and went to a camp meeting in Plattsburgh. Relates other news, much of it pertaining to religion.
Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815
Keywords/Subjects: Religion;, War of 1812;, Women’s History;, Charity and Philanthropy;, Military History;, Wartime Pillaging and Destruction;, Finance;, Holidays and Celebrations;, Election;, Government and Civics;, Disaster;
Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison
LOC Search Terms: Middlebury (Vt.)--History--War of 1812., Plattsburgh (N.Y.)--History--War of 1812., Christianity--United States--19th century.Order Image