Papers, 1779-1838, bulk: 1779-1817.

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Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829. Papers, 1779-1838, bulk: 1779-1817.

Papers, 1779-1838, bulk: 1779-1817.

Papers of Henry Dearborn, Secretary of War and commander of the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Dearborn's journal describes the Sullivan Campaign of 1779 when Loyalist and Indian forces were routed at Elmira, N.Y. Poems, written by Dearborn, follow his journal entries. Letters from Thomas Jefferson concern Indian jurisdiction and negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase. Other correspondents include John Armstrong, Joel Barlow, John Breckinridge, Henry Clay, William Eustis, James Madison, James Monroe, and William Pinkney. Extensive official reports to Dearborn relate troop advances and failures during the War of 1812. Dearborn's dismissal as Army commander is explained in a written addendum. Later correspondence includes discussion of the Treaty of Ghent, the purchase of Chickasaw Indian lands west of the Tennessee River, and plans for the Second National Bank.

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