Western Reserve Historical Society-- Papers Relating to the War of 1812

Among the voluminous papers of the late Elisha Whittlesey, of Canfield, Ohio, are many which relate to the war on the frontier in 1812. By the provisions of his will, a fire-proof room has been built for their preservation at the old homestead. Some of them are being transcribed for the use of the Western Reserve Historical Society, from which the following extracts are taken: Simon Perkins to Elijah Wadsworth. Warren, June 12, 1812. Sir:- In compliance with your order of the 27th day of April last I have caused to drafted and who now hold themselves in readiness for your further order the following list of officers and men: John W. Seely, Captain; James Kerr, Ensign; Samuel Bill, 1st Sergeant; Zadack Powell, 3d Sergeant; John Cherry, 1st Corporal. Privates:...Barnabus Slavin...

from Daily Cleveland (Ohio) Herald, December 10, 1870.

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