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Morris, Phebe (fl. 1814) to Anthony Morris re: War of 1812

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07721 Author/Creator: Morris, Phebe (fl. 1814) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1814/11/12 Pagination: 3 p. + addr. 24.9 x 19.7 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07721 Author/Creator: Morris, Phebe (fl. 1814) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1814/11/12 Pagination: 3 p. + addr. 24.9 x 19.7 cm

Summary of Content: Terms offered by nation Britain have "contributed more than any circumstance whatever to unite all parties in the resolution of repelling unitedly, the enemy;" burning of the White House: "It would have shocked you my dear papa to have heard how many persons rejoiced in the barbarous and wanton destruction committed at Washington...it is actually true that Admiral Cockburn placed himself in the chair of the House of Representatives and deliberately took the votes of 'to burn or not to burn.'"

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryWar of 1812Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsDiplomacyWhite HouseWashington, D.C.Wartime Pillaging and DestructionMilitary HistoryNavyCongress

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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