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    Henry Dearborn Autograph Letter Signed "H. Dearborn". One page, 8" x 10", May 10, 1812, "Head quarters Albany", to Colonel Henry Burbeck, a Revolutionary War veteran who was soon to be promoted to brigadier general. Dearborn writes regarding artillery armaments along the northeastern frontier shortly before hostilities broke out in the War of 1812. In part: "Such heavy advance as is on Govs. Island or in New York, which will not be necessary for the works in the Harbour & City, ought to be removed to this place as soon as practicable, including at least ten medium 18 pounders, four 10 inch mortars, ten of the smallest columbiads, with carriages." Dearborn, who had served as President Jefferson's secretary of war, was serving as the senior major general in command of the northeastern frontier. After a year of ineffectual command, he was reassigned in 1813. A tear along the left edge has been lightly repaired by tape on the verso; otherwise, fine condition. From the Papers of General Henry Burbeck.

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