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1814 letter written on board the US Brig Eagle one month after the Battle of Plattsburg on Lake Champlain Dr Briggs writes to Raymond H J Perry, brother of Oliver Perry after the Battle of Plattsburg
US Brig Eagle dateline on Oct 14, 1814 stampless letter written by John R Briggs, surgeon aboard the USS Saratoga during the Battle of Plattsburg on Lake Champlain Sept 11, 1814. In this letter he writes to Raymond H J Perry, brother to Oliver Perry of War of 1812 fame. In the letter he writes " I sincerely regret your unfortunate illness at our late glorious success deprived the ship of your services and you no doubt of an opportunity of evincing to the world that there is yet more Perry's. Yet Sir, permit me to say you derive much consolation from the reflection of having discharged your duty". He sends more praise to Perry reflection upon his service as a ship's officer, and then discusses the fate of Sackett's Harbor and that Chauncy has no doubt been obliged to retire, and the British land and naval forces are now before the harbor. The stampless folded letter has a manuscript Plattsbh postmark, and a manuscript 20 ct rate for carriage to Bristol RI, where Raymond Perry resided.
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