Letter From Sir Isaac Brock to James FitzGibbon - July 29, 1812


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Creator:
Sir Isaac Brock, Author
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Text
Item Type:
Correspondence
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A two page letter written by Sir Isaac Brock in York, Upper Canada to James FitzGibbon on July 29, 1812. The name of the recipient is not included but according to Mary Agnes FitzGibbon, one can find a transcript of the letter in her "A Veteran of 1812", page 60.
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[1812], 29 July: Major-General Isaac Brock, York, to James FitzGibbon.

I lament that you should have been so long impressed with the idea that I possessed the means of being serviceable to you. I had scarcely heard of Mr. Johnson having declined a Company in the Glengarry (which would have given me the nomination) but I received account of his being reinstated. I consequently thought no more of the business thinking that officer was enjoying the fruits of his good fortune. I know not positively whether Mr. Johnson is reinstated, but being under obligations to promote his views, I cannot possibly interfere to his prejudice.

I rather wonder you did not hear that Lieut Lamont had long ago my promise of nominating him to the Company provided it became vacant, which of course would have precluded my application in your behalf. Altho you must be sensible of the impossibility of my taking any step to forward your views in the present case, yet be assured I shall always feel happy in any opportunity that may offer to do your service.

To a person unaccustomed to my writing I scarcely would hazard sending this scrawl.

I am, Dear Sir, Yours faithfully, Isaac Brock

I should like to be among the 49th at this moment. I am satisfied they will support and even add to their former fame. They have my very best wishes. The 41st are behaving nobly at Amherstburg.
Date of Publication:
29 Jul 1812
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Language of Item:
English
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.70011 Longitude: -79.4496
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Recommended Citation:
Isaac Brock Letter, July 25, War of 1812 Collection, Brock University Archives, Brock University.
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Brock University Archives
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James A. Gibson Library, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1 Telephone: 905-688-5550 x3264
Full Text

[1812], 29 July: Major-General Isaac Brock, York, to James FitzGibbon. I lament that you should have been so long impressed with the idea that I possessed the means of being sericeable to you. I had scarcely heard of Mr. Johnson having declined a Company in the Glengarry (which would have given me the nomination) but I received account of his being reinstated. I consequently thought no more of the business thinking that officer was enjoying the fruits of his good fortune. I know not positively whether Mr. Johnson is reinstated, but being under obligations to promote his views, I cannot possibly interfere to his prejudice.

I rather wonder you did not hear that Lieut Lamont had long ago my promise of nominating him to the Company provided it became vacant, which of course would have precluded my application in your behalf. Altho you must be sensible of the impossibility of my taking any step to forward your views in the present case, yet be assured I shall always feel happy in any opportunity that may offer to do your service.

To a person unaccustomed to my writing I scarcely would hazard sending this scrawl.

I am, Dear Sir, Yours faithfully, Isaac Brock

I should like to be among the 49th at this moment. I am satisfied they will support and even add to their former fame. They have my very best wishes. The 41st are behaving nobly at Amherstburg.

Letter From Sir Isaac Brock to James FitzGibbon - July 29, 1812
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