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Bailey, Jacob (fl. 1813) to Lt. Robert Bailey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02669.011 Author/Creator: Bailey, Jacob (fl. 1813) Place Written: Swanton, Vermont Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 July 1813 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: A letter from Jacob Bailey to his father Robert Bailey in response to GLC02669.10. Bailey feels guilty for being away from his family when they are experiencing such trying financial circumstances, but also states that if he were to return home he would feel guilty for abandoning his fellow soldiers. The bottom of the page appears to have been cut, resulting in content loss.

People: McCobb, Denny, fl. 1813

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Children and FamilyChristianityDeathFearMilitary ServicePrayerWar of 1812

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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