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47373Re: 1812 Col. Matthew Elliott

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  • renleg
    May 7, 2014
      Honorable obedient servant.   H O S.  

      Dan Williams 
      XIX LD


      Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Rogers network.
      From: doucanu2@...
      Sent: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 8:06 AM
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Reply To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: 1812 Col. Matthew Elliott


      Capt. William Elliott to William Claus,


      " Beach 7 May 1814

        2 o'clock am


      Dear Sir;

                      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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