Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Letters of Colonel Mansfield

From the Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio

Six letters of Colonel Jared Mansfield of the U. S. Engineer Corps to his nephew Lieut. Joseph Totten (later Major General and for a long time Chief of the Engineer Corps.) These bear dates of 1808, 1811 & 1812, of these two hold references to Hull's expedition to Detroit, and a third contains an account of the appearance of an earthquake in Cincinnati, December 16th, 1811... . ...."I hope we shall experience no more of these awful phenomena of nature. They have been (by account) more dreadful in the country west, on or beyond the Mississippi."

A letter from Colonel Mansfield to Joseph Larwell (Larwill) is housed at Newberry.

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