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  • Contributors: Brock University Archives
  • Jacob Cochenour's War Loss Claim, 1841
        A War Loss Claim signed by Jacob Cochenour of the Township of Flamborough West. The claim is dated August 16, 1841 and refers to losses sustained during the War of 1812.
      A War Loss Claim signed by Jacob Cochenour of the Township of ...
  • Militia General Orders, December 2, 1814
        Militia General Orders dated December 2, 1814, disbanding the militia at the conclusion of the War of 1812. The orders were authorized by C.Foster, Adjutant General of Militia, Upper Canada.
      Militia General Orders dated December 2, 1814, disbanding the militia at the ...
  • R. Lawson letter, September 17, 1812.
        A letter from R. Lawson dated at Chatham, September 7, 1812, regarding movement of the 9th infantry. The letter is signed R. Lawson M Genl [Major General].
      A letter from R. Lawson dated at Chatham, September 7, 1812, regarding ...
  • Letter from J.E.A. Masters to Josiah Masters, November 11, 1812
        A War of 1812 letter written to Josiah Masters, Shaghticoke, New York, from his nephew J.E.A. Masters, dated November 11, 1812. The letter refers to an impending invasion of Canada at Montreal.
      A War of 1812 letter written to Josiah Masters, Shaghticoke, New York, ...
  • John Adams Smith letter, January 14, 1813.
        A letter written by John Adams Smith, grandson of President John Adams, with commentary on the War of 1812. The letter is addressed to his uncle, Justus B. Smith, Hamilton, Madison County, and is dated January 14, 1813.
      A letter written by John Adams Smith, grandson of President John Adams, ...
  • John Bentley letter, Sept. 26, 1813.
        A letter written by John Bentley, an American soldier during the War of 1812, to his wife Betsey. The letter makes reference to an impending attack on Canada, with speculation the attack may occur at Kingston, Montreal or Prescott.
      A letter written by John Bentley, an American soldier during the War ...
  • Daniel D. Tompkins letter to General Dearborn, June 28, 1812
        A letter written by Daniel D. Tompkins in response to a letter he received from Major General Dearborn. The letter is dated June 28, 1812 and describes the great need for arms and supplies for the American militia.
      A letter written by Daniel D. Tompkins in response to a letter ...
  • Additional Return for Ordnance Stores for the Use of Capt. Thos. Biddle's Compy Corps of Artillery, June 24, 1814.
        A return for ordnance stores for Captain Thos. Biddle's company corps of artillery during the War of 1812. The document is dated June 24, 1814 at the Artillery Encampment, Buffalo, and is signed by James Hall, Lieut. & Conductor of Ord., and J. Hindman, Major Coms. Arty. Some of the ...
      A return for ordnance stores for Captain Thos. Biddle's company corps of ...
  • Sketches of the Battle Fields of Ontario from the War of 1812, July 15, 1876.
        One page of sketches illustrating the battle fields of Ontario from the War of 1812. The page has been removed from the July 15, 1876 issue of the Canadian Illustrated News and mounted on a cardboard mat. Included are sketches of the Battle Field of Lundy's Lane and Drummondville, the ...
      One page of sketches illustrating the battle fields of Ontario from the ...
  • Last Will & Testament of Peter Wright - 18 December 1812
        The last will & testament of Peter Wright dated December 18, 1812. Transcription of will is below.
      The last will & testament of Peter Wright dated December 18, 1812. ...
  • [British Parliamentary papers], Session 24 November, 1812 - 22 July, 1813. Vol. XIV, Correspondence and treaties with foreign power
        Most of this volume consists of correspondence between high ranking U.S. and British statesmen. E.g., James Madison, James Monroe, The Marquess Wellesley (brother of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington). The discussion centers around the War of 1812. Also includes facsimilies of treaties signed between Great Britain and Sweden, Russia and ...
      Most of this volume consists of correspondence between high ranking U.S. and ...
  • Oath of Allegiance to King George III
        Transcript (original spelling and grammar retained): We the Commissioned Officers belonging to the Second Regiment of Lincoln Militia - Do sincerely promise and swear that we will be faithful and bear true allegiance to his Majesty King George, and heirs will defend to the utmost of our power against all ...
      Transcript (original spelling and grammar retained): We the Commissioned Officers belonging to ...
  • The report of the Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada, with an appendix and a list of subscribers and benefactors (1817)
        Minutes, accounts and other records, 1812-1816, of an association formed at York, to alleviate distress in Upper Canada resulting from war with United States.
      Minutes, accounts and other records, 1812-1816, of an association formed at York, ...
  • General Regulations and Orders, 1804
        A book of general regulations and orders by the War Office of Great Britain, inscribed by L. Colonel Brock. (SPCL UE 58 G73 1804) This book of General Regulations and Orders by the War Office in Great Britain also includes manual and platoon exercises, as well as general orders and ...
      A book of general regulations and orders by the War Office of ...
  • Military commission of George Ridout in the York Militia, June 1812
        This is the military commission appointing George Ridout to the rank of Lieutenant in the Flank Company of the Third Regiment of the York Militia. It was issued by Isaac Brock, President Administering the Government of Upper Canada and Major General Commanding his Majesty’s forces therein on June 29, 1812. ...
      This is the military commission appointing George Ridout to the rank of ...
  • The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1812 July
        Specific pages with War of 1812 content in this volume: Page 77: The American senate declares war on Great Britain, the senate vote having passed by a majority of 6. News that the orders in council had been revoked. Click on the pdf links to the right to view the ...
      Specific pages with War of 1812 content in this volume: Page 77: ...
  • The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1812 August
        Specific pages with War of 1812 content in this volume: August: Page 166: Notice of the revocation of the orders in council Page 167: Notice of the permission of certain licensed vessels to import selected goods to Newfoundland from United States Page 179: The official American declaration of war. Click ...
      Specific pages with War of 1812 content in this volume: August: Page ...
  • The Weekly Register September 1811 to March 1812
        The Weekly Register, also known as Niles Weekly Register was a weekly periodical edited by Hezekiah Niles (1777-1839), and published in Baltimore Maryland. Volumes of Interest were published between 1811 (Vol. 1, No. 1, September 7, 1811) to 1814 (Vol. 5, No. 26, February 26, 1814). These volumes focus primarily ...
      The Weekly Register, also known as Niles Weekly Register was a weekly ...
  • The Weekly Register - March 1813 and Index
        Issues for the March 1813 Weekly Register newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland) are divided and includes the following War of 1812 related stories: March 6th, pages 1-16: Editor's proclamation on reporting on the war (p.1); Declaration of British Parliament - 9 January 1813 (pp.1-6); President's message to Senate and House of Representatives ...
      Issues for the March 1813 Weekly Register newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland) are divided ...
  • The Weekly Register - September 1811 and Index
        Issues for the September 1811 Weekly Register newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland) are divided as follows: September 7th, pages 1-16 3rd Page: • Article outlining the problems associated with foreign trade, obstructed by the military power of European nations, and the need to increase home trade, increase domestic manufactures in order to ...
      Issues for the September 1811 Weekly Register newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland) are divided ...
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