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United States. Congress. Senate. Resolutions reported by the military committee, expressive of the high sense entertained by Congress, of the patriotism and good conduct of the people of Louisiana and New Orleans, during the late military operations before that city.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06078 Author/Creator: United States. Congress. Senate. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 13 February 1815 Pagination: 3 p. ; 20.6 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by Roger Chew Weightman, congressional printer. States that Senator William Branch Giles, a member of the committee on military affairs, read the included resolutions, expressing the patriotism of Louisiana citizens in the Battle of New Orleans. Praises New Orleans citizens for offering accommodation to their own and enemy soldiers. States that President James Madison will be requested to inform William Charles C. Claiborne, Governor of Louisiana, of the meritorious conduct of New Orleans citizens.

Background Information: Weightman served as a librarian, general of the District of Columbia militia, and Mayor of Washington, D.C. 1824-1827. Louisiana's First and Second Battalions of Free Men of Color played ...a vital role in the 1814 Battle of New Orleans.See More

People: Claiborne, William Charles Cole, 1775-1817
Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830
Madison, James, 1751-1836
Weightman, Roger Chew, 1787-1876

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Battle of New OrleansBattleWar of 1812Military HistoryCongressGovernment and CivicsPatriotismPresident

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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