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Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821) to Moody Bedel

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.721.11 Author/Creator: Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821) Place Written: Sackets Harbor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 April 1815 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes from the cantonment at Sackets Harbor, New York, to his brother to report problems with soldiers' pay shortly after the end of the War of 1812. Notes that General Jacob Brown assumed command and comments on his activities pertaining to discharges and military reorganization after the war. Discusses at length his inclination "for going to the westward" after his discharge, weighs the pros of and cons of the possibility, and seeks aid in the endeavor. Hazen was then a regimental quartermaster in the 11th Infantry. Hazen might be one of Moody's sibling's listed on record as "Hazel," who lived from 1785-1835.

People: Bedel, Hazen, fl. 1812-1821
Bedel, Moody, 1764-1841

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: War of 1812Soldier's LetterSoldier's PayMilitary HistoryWestward ExpansionFinance

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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