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Oliver, Robert Dudley (d. 1850) [Bloackade of Long Island Sound Confirmed]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02978.27 Author/Creator: Oliver, Robert Dudley (d. 1850) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript document Date: 11 December 1813 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 19.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02978.27 Author/Creator: Oliver, Robert Dudley (d. 1850) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript document Date: 11 December 1813 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Copy of a letter from Captain Oliver, a senior British officer in the Long Island Sound, to Don Thomas Stoughton, the Spanish Consul in New York. Informs Stoughton that a British ship called the Valient was off New London, Connecticut, and orders were in place to blockade the Long Island Sound, effective 6 December 1813. Asks that the intelligence be communicated "to the other neutral consuls in your district." Message dated from the Philadelphia Gazette and originally from the New York Gazette of 9 December 1812.

People: Oliver, Robert Dudley, -1850
Stoughton, Don Thomas, fl. 1813

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: War of 1812Military HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyBlockadeNavyNeutralityDiplomacyMaritime

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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