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Col. Matthew Elliott

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  • doucanu2
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , May 6, 2014
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      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.

       

    • renleg
      Honorable obedient servant. H O S. Dan Williams XIX LD www‎.xixld.com Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Rogers network. From: doucanu2@yahoo.ca
      Message 2 of 4 , May 7, 2014
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        Honorable obedient servant.   H O S.  

        Dan Williams 
        XIX LD

        www‎.xixld.com

        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.

         


      • Kevin Windsor
        HOS humble obedient servant Kevin Sent from my iPod
        Message 3 of 4 , May 7, 2014
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          HOS humble obedient servant

          Kevin

          Sent from my iPod

          On 2014-05-06, at 6:32 PM, <doucanu2@...> wrote:

           

                                                                                                        Believe me to be,

                                                                                                                     your H.O.S (?)

                                                                                                     

        • doucanu2
          Thanks fellas, I guess I should have been a little more clear, although I m very familiar with the terms used in signing off letters of the time, that part of
          Message 4 of 4 , May 7, 2014
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            Thanks fellas, I guess I should have been a little more clear, although I'm very familiar with the terms used in signing off letters of the time, that part of the hand written document its very hard to read and make out exactly what was written and so not to assume to much I used the ? mark to indicate it may or may not read humble, obedient servant. A couple other  common sign off phrases were, " as in duty bound will ever pray, shall ever pray",
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