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CORRESPONDENCE IN RELATION TO THE CAPTURE OF THE BRITISH BRIGS DETROIT AND CALEDONIA, On the Night of October 8, 1812.

United States Book and Job Printing Office: Philadelphia 1843 "Now First Published." Frontis, 9 x 5.25, yellow printed sewn wraps, 29 pp, comes with custom box by W. Root & Son, London, for Charles E. Lauriat Co, Boston. Blue boards, dark blue leather spine with gilt lettering. Wraps are soiled, spotted, creased (which also affects the contents), archivally repaired edge tears, spotting and light staining, contents have light staining and soiling, blindstamp of A.C. Needham, Manchester, Mass. else good/very good, box has light soiling and edgewear. The booklet is a record of the correspondence starting July 1835, between Capts. Nathan Towson and Jesse Duncan Elliott. Towson writes that he had been sent an article from the "Boston Courier" by a friend "with a request that he would obtain from me a statement of the services performed by the artillery under my command, in the capture of the brigs Detroit and Caledonia. . . But before my statement was prepared, I noticed several paragraphs . . . relating to you in an unfriendly character. . . " He goes over Elliott's report of the event and then mentions some discrepancies in it. Thus begins a series of heated letters between the two men with the possibility of a duel (which didnít occur) settling the disagreement. There were other events during the War of 1812 in which Elliott's conduct was questionable. In NUC, Sabin and Wright Howes. FIRST EDITION. Rare.


Book Id: 99-2765

Price: $495.00

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