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To James Madison from Daniel Parker, 27 October 1813 (Abstract)

From Daniel Parker, 27 October 1813 (Abstract)

§ From Daniel Parker. 27 October 1813, “War Office.” “The enclosed letter from Genl. Harrison is this moment received.1

“Among the memoranda from the Secretary of War is the following.

“‘Genl Harrison’s ulterior movement will be to the Niagara river. This order is forwarded to him by express.’

“It is presumed this was the order which has been lost with the messenger refered to.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, ML). 1 p. Dated “Oct. 27th.”; year assigned on the basis of evidence in n. 1.

1The enclosure was William Henry Harrison’s 22 Oct. 1813 letter to John Armstrong, with Parker’s docket: “Genl. Harrison is on his march for Niagara but has not heard from the Secy of War—The messenger was drowned” (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, H-253:7).

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