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McDowell, Andrew (fl. 1808) to Jacob Bailey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02669.001 Author/Creator: McDowell, Andrew (fl. 1808) Place Written: Fort Sumter, South Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 November 1808 Pagination: 2 p. ; 33.8 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: A letter from Andrew McDonell to Jacob Bailey. McDonell tells Bailey that while he has been convinced that Robert Taylor is a minor, he believes that it would be more benefitial for Taylor to remain with the army than for him to be sent home.

People: Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829
Robert Taylor

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military ServiceMilitary Uniforms

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