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Title Letter [manuscript]: Chillicothe, [Mo.], to Gov. [Isaac] Shelby, 1815 Mar. 2
Author Todd, Charles Stewart (1791-1871)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: March 2, 1815, letter from Todd, then assistant inspector general of the 8th Military District, to his future father-in-law and governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby, informing him that the Kentucky militia under Col. Francisco was to be discharged and commenting on prospects for peace with the Indians on the frontier. Although Todd was concerned about hostile tribes residing near Lake Michigan, he hoped that recent events, including the victory at New Orleans and the abandonment of the Indians by the British in the treaty, would secure peace in the west.
Names Shelby, Isaac (1750-1826)
Places Kentucky, Lake Michigan, Chillicothe, Missouri, United States
Keywords armed forces, militia, soldiers, peace, governor, frontier, war
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains
Additional Information Todd was a Kentucky lawyer, soldier, and diplomat. Admitted to the bar in 1811, he enlisted in the army at the outbreak of the War of 1812 and served as a quartermaster, on Gen. Harrison’s staff, and as inspector general, rising to the rank of colonel. After the war he married the daughter of Isaac Shelby, practised law, and served in several diplomatic posts including agent to Colombia and minister to Russia.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 894
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue