This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
“Our preparation for defence by some means or other, is constantly retarded but the small force the British have on the Bay will never venture nearer than at present 23 miles,” First Lady Dolley Madison wrote to her friend in her letter of July 1814.It sounded like the worst case of wishful thinking as, within a month, the invading British force was burning the...Read More
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