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  • Subject: War of 1812
  • 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 ...
  • Militia Payroll- 1812
        A militia paylist believed to be dated 1812. The militia name is unknown but the list is signed by a William Lyons. The names included on the pay list are: Book, Joseph Camp, John M. Clark, James Dean, Andrew Gee, David Johnson, Jeremiah Kennedy, Charles Kennedy, Morris Lane, Gilbert Lane, ...
      A militia paylist believed to be dated 1812. The militia name is ...
  • Twelve Pound Cannonball- Engagement at Fort Mile Creek
        A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have been one of the shots lobbed ashore by the schooners of the British Fleet during the Engagement of Forty Mile Creek, June 8, 1813. It may also have been the property of American troops and was left behind ...
      A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have ...
  • Commemorative Monument  for the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek, June 8th, 1813
        A photographic print of the Commemorative Monument for the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek, War of 1812. It reads (English): "Here at the Forty Mile Creek, on the 8th of June 1813, American Forces, retreating after the battle of Stoney Creek, were bombarded by the British Flotilla under Sir James ...
      A photographic print of the Commemorative Monument for the Engagement at Forty ...
  • Silhouette of Mrs. Alexander McKee (Nee Powis)
        A silhouette photo of Mrs. Alexander McKee (Nee Powis) 1792-1842.
      A silhouette photo of Mrs. Alexander McKee (Nee Powis) 1792-1842.
  • Silhouette of Mr. Thomas Powis
        A silhouette photo of Mr. Thomas Powis. Powis owned a large hotel and was the father of Mrs. Alexander McKee.
      A silhouette photo of Mr. Thomas Powis. Powis owned a large hotel ...
  • Silhouette of Mrs. Thomas Powis
        A silhouette photo of Mrs. Thomas Powis.
      A silhouette photo of Mrs. Thomas Powis.
  • Pencil Sketch of Miss Shaw C.1805-1810
        This is a black and white photograph of a pencil sketch of a woman, circa 1805-1810. There are two theories on who the woman may be. One believes that is Miss Shaw. However, there is another photo of the same sketch that is signed McDonnell in the lower right corner. ...
      This is a black and white photograph of a pencil sketch of ...
  • Affidavit of Payment between John Mills and John Axford- 1810
        This document is a certification that John Mills paid John Axford 7 pounds, 10 shilling, and 6 pence in 1810.
      This document is a certification that John Mills paid John Axford 7 ...
  • Affidavit of Payment between John Mills, by order from Mr. Robert Tompson, to John Axford
        This document is a sworn statement that John Mills, by order from Mr. Robert Tompson, paid 20 pounds, 2 shilling, and 4 1/2 pence to John Axford.
      This document is a sworn statement that John Mills, by order from ...
  • Bill of Account from Mr. Robert Thompson to John Symington- 1815
        This document is a bill of account from Mr. Robert Thompson to John Symington in the amount of 20 pounds, 1 shilling and 5 pence.
      This document is a bill of account from Mr. Robert Thompson to ...
  • Letter to Elizabeth Leonard in St. John, New Brunswick from Frances Leonard- 1814
        This letter was written to Elizabeth Leonard in St. John, New Brunswick from Frances Leonard on July 12, 1814.
      This letter was written to Elizabeth Leonard in St. John, New Brunswick ...
  • Letter to Mr. Cummings, a general merchant in Chippawa during the War of 1812, Explaining a Theft of Various Supplies- 1813
        This is a letter written to Mr. Cummings (probably Thomas), who was a general merchant in Chippawa during the War of 1812. It explains the theft of various supplies and the names of those involved. The letter is dated in Stamford on June 1st, 1813.
      This is a letter written to Mr. Cummings (probably Thomas), who was ...
  • Receipt for Purchase of Food for 3 Men by Robert Thompson- December 9th, 1813
        This document is a receipt for Robert Thompson for the purchase of one bushel of oats, four pounds of hay and supper and breakfast for 3 men. These items were purchased from Ambrose Salisbury on December 9th,1813.
      This document is a receipt for Robert Thompson for the purchase of ...
  • Bill of Account to G. Thompson- 1814
        This handwritten document, dated 1814, is a bill of account to G. Thompson in the amount of 1.3.4. The other side is the account of Coyne in the amount of 3.13.9.
      This handwritten document, dated 1814, is a bill of account to G. ...
  • History of the late war, between Great Britain and the United States of America
        Written 15 years after the War of 1812's conclusion, this book was authored by David Thompson, late of the Royal Scots and printed by Thomas Sewell of Niagara. Sewell's printery was on the Market Square but he also owned property on Platoff Street. The full title of the book is ...
      Written 15 years after the War of 1812's conclusion, this book was ...
  • Portrait of Jacob Brown- 1862
        This is a print of a portrait of Jacob Brown. At the bottom it states “From the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers Johnson Fry & Co., Publishers. New York. Entered according to an Act of Congress AD 1862 by Johnson Fry & Co. in the ...
      This is a print of a portrait of Jacob Brown. At the ...
  • Promissory Note Between William Forsyth and James Cummings- 1817
        This is a promissory note by William Forsyth to James Cummings Esq. in Chippawa dated Falls April 7, 1817.
      This is a promissory note by William Forsyth to James Cummings Esq. ...
  • Hospital Niagara and Indian Council House, Niagara Common. By Frances Granger
        A graphite drawing created in Canada. At the lower left hand side it reads: "Hospital Niagara now burnt down. originally Indian Council House, Niagara Common"
      A graphite drawing created in Canada. At the lower left hand side ...
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