Letter from Thomas P. Hart to Isaac Robertson Gwathmey, 4 March 1813

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Letter from Thomas P. Hart discusses some of the soldiers killed at the Battle of River Raisin, Michigan.

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Lexington March 4th 1812 Dear Isaac You expressed a wish to know what has become of I. L. Baker. S. Todd arrived in town last night from Fort George. he states that Isaac was taken prisoner by an Indian and was bought by a Wm Smart of Detroit for one hundred and fifty dollars _______

My Dear Uncle is no more. he was wounded and left at Rasin with the other wounded men when the [masichore?] [commenced?] he gave an Indian one hundred dollars to carry him to Malden. and on the way was shot through the head by a drunken Indian and expired without a groan. Our freind E. Blythe was killed with the wounded. S. Elder was killed in the retreat. S. Todd states that Coloner Wells was ordered by Winchester to piquet himself in but Wells made answer that he was not affraid. nearly all Wells men were killed only Ten of Lewis'. I. Parker has just arrived

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We expect in town on Saturday. I. Bickly, I. L. Baker, L. Todd, C. Bradford. and all the rest of our freinds

Your freind T. P. Hart Locust Grove

N.B. I have just come from down [street?] and have heard the death of my Uncle was only a report in Detroit we have yet some faint hopes of his Living TPH R. Gwathmey show this letter to nobody

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20 LEXINGTON [MAR?] KENTUCKY

Mr. Isaac R. Gwathmey Louisville Kentucky

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