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Campbell, George W. (1769-1848) Letter from... causes and particulars of the invasion of the city of Washington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05207.03 Author/Creator: Campbell, George W. (1769-1848) Place Written: Washington Type: Pamphlet Date: 1815 Pagination: 12 p. 22 x 13.3 cm

Summary of Content: Congressional report printed by Roger C. Weightman. Campbell had been late Sec. of Treasury. Report 38.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: War of 1812Military HistoryGovernment and CivicsWashington, D.C.CongressGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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