47370Col. Matthew Elliott
- May 6, 2014
Capt. William Elliott to William Claus,
" Beach 7 May 1814
2 o'clock am
It is with much regret that I find it my lot to announce to you the death of Col. Elliott which took place about ab hour ago, in him the service will sustain an irreplaceable loss.
You will no doubt make his death known to Genl. Drummond, I will write to Maj. General Riall, if you could possibly come over it would be very satisfactory.
Believe me to be,
your H.O.S (?)
William Elliott "
New England Palladium July 8th 1814,
" Near Lake Ontario, Col. Matthew Elliot, superintendant of the British Indian Department, aged 75, At the retreat from Amherstbergh, Upper Canada, Col. E. abandoned a valueable property. "
Love him or hate him, he must have been a real character, almost 50 years directly involved in borderwarfare.
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