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Finding aid and full text (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2873. Letter, 15 January 1811, of Richard Mentor Johnson to General James Wilkinson, Washington, D.C. He discusses a congressional investigation into Wilkinson’s conduct and wishes for his acquittal, speculates about the tobacco trade and the fate of Florida on the eve of the War of 1812, asks for news of St. Louis, where a nephew lives, and complains about his health, particularly his asthma.


Military History | Political History | United States History

SC 2873 JOHNSON Richard Mentor typescript.doc (35 kB)
Letter from R.M. Johnson to James Wilkinson



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