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Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841) to James Morrison

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00127 Author/Creator: Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841) Place Written: Head Quarters, Portage River Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 January 1813 Pagination: 2 p. : address 26 x 20 cm

Writes to the deputy quartermaster in Franklintown, Ohio regarding matters of money, supplies, and ordnance. Optimistically describes his plans for the upcoming battle of Fort George. Notes that the cold is impeding his writing.

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