These letters are for academic research purposes only. Corrections in spelling and grammar have been made only to aid comprehension. A "?" means we had to guess the identity of a word.
Places: Hamilton=Cobourg, Cramahe=Colborne, Haldimand=Grafton, Newcastle Harbour=near Brighton
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December 5th, 1807 Assembly of militia, selection of officers, need for arms. Col. Chisholm, Elias Jones, John Spencer, Joel Parker, Zacheus Burnham, Roger Woolcut, William Walbridge
March 26th, 1810 Militia not called out, change in command. Col. Chisholm, Ralph Jones, Elias Jones
June 6th, 1810 Asking that Peters be appointed commander of Northumberland Militia. John Peters, Elias Jones
June 6th, 1810 Recommend Burnham for Captain, submitting field return. Zacheus Burnham, Ward, Vaughn, Elias Jones
June 6th, 1810 List of officers for Northumberland Militia. See list/file for names.
September 7th, 1811 Letter from Aaron Greeley in Washington to his wife, state of city and his business. Aaron Greeley, Margaret Greeley, Moran.
October 15th, 1812 Request permission to form troop of cavalry in Northumberland. John Grover, Thomas Spalding, Joseph Losie, John Peters.
December 22nd, 1812 Receipt for meals in Cobourg for prisoners and guards. Peter Matthews, James Stotts, James Williams.
December 22nd, 1812 Receipt for meals in Cobourg for another guard detail. James Williams, Asa Burnham, Nathaniel Nickerson.
December 29th, 1812 Receipt for meals in Cobourg for guard detail. James Williams, Asa Burnham, Nathaniel Nickerson.
January 5th, 1813 Receipt for boarding in Cobourg. James Williams, Jacob Miller, Major Jones.
January 10th, 1813 Receipt for meals for guard in Cobourg. James Williams, Asa Burnham, Nathaniel Nickerson.
January 15th, 1813 Receipt for meals in Cobourg for guards and prisoners towards York. James Williams, Elias Jones, David M. G. Rogers.
January 25th, 1813 No casualties reported, promotion of officers, relief of flank company?. Benjamin Richardson, John Vaughn, Joseph Keeler, Henry Ruttan, John Peters.
March 24th, 1813 Statement of arms and ammunition. Asa Burnham, John Peters.
March 25th, 1813 Statement of arms and needs. John Peters.
May 26th, 1813 Major McGregor Rogers on special service. David McGregor Rogers.
June 19th, 1813 Receipt for meals for prisoners and guards in Cobourg. James Williams, Asa Burnham, Roger Wolcott.
December 18th, 1813 Request for list of Quakers, Minonists & Tinkers in District. John Gill, John Peters.
December 24th, 1813 Gardner Brown refuses to do militia service, request for instructions. Gardner Brown, Ward, John Peters.
January 10th, 1814 Receipt for pay for escorting American prisoners to Kingston. Samuel Brock, Richard Hare, John Grover.
January 13th, 1814 Report of disorderly conduct by detachment of Northumberland militia. John Grover, Major Rogers.
January 14th, 1814 Pay for escorting American prisoners to Kingston. Joseph Keeler, John Peters.
January 18th, 1814 Pay for escorting American prisoners to Kingston. Joseph Keeler.
January 18th, 1814 Pay for escorting American prisoners to Kingston. John Grover.
January 22nd, 1814 Pay for escorting American prisoners to Kingston. Adams Mayors.
January 22nd 1814 Pay for escorting American prisoners to Kingston. Roger Wolcott.
January 24th, 1814 Orders to send a party of men monthly to Point Henry, Kingston for public works. Numbers for surrounding militias. John Peters.
April 8th, 1814 State of arms, need for repairs and additions. John Peters, Major Jones, Major Rogers.
April 15th, 1814 A spy steals a letter, Deserters. John Peters, M. O'Brien, Goodyear, Francis Culler, Major Rogers.
June 10th, 1814 Promotion of officers. Roger Woolcut, John Richardson, Samuel Brock, Joseph Losie, Henry Ruttan, John Peters.
June 10th, 1814 List of officers with dates of their commissions or appointments. For names see list on this date.
June 13th, 1814 Request for back pay for marching from Burlington to York. Elias Jones.
June 30th, 1814 Petition of Thomas Ward to resign his commission. Thomas Ward, John Peters.
July 4th, 1814 Deserters and Ward's petition. Captain Richards, Lieutenant Keeler, Charles McArther, Captain Porter, Peter Sager, Thomas Ward, John Peters.
July 27th, 1814 Problems getting rations at Carrying Place. John Peters, Major Rogers, Wilkins, Elisha Jones.
August 12th, 1814 Applying for pay. Abram Simmons, John Peters, Wilkins.
August 15th, 1814 Registering complaint for no rations at Carrying Place issued. John Peters, Elisha Jones.
August 27th, 1814 Orders to escort American prisoners. John Peters, Major Rogers.
September 1st, 1814 American raid on Colborne. John McGraw, John Peters.
September 9th, 1814 Pay for escorting American prisoners. John Richardson, James Grover.
September 9th, 1814 Another receipt for pay for escorting American prisoners. John Grover, John Richardson.
September 11th, 1814 Troops stationed to guard Cobourg's depot and mills, request for arms, American ships nearby. A.H. Meyers, Major Rogers, John Peters.
September 21st, 1814 Arms and ammunition sent to Northumberland militia. A.H. Meyers, John Peters.
September 21st, 1814 Peters rebuked for state of arms, duties of Northumberland militia, guarding of depot, restatement of arms and ammunition sent, orders for keeping of arms and ammunition. John Peters, A.H. Meyers, Major Rogers.
October 12th, 1814(a) Receipt for escorting American prisoners from District of Newcastle to Kingston. Zacheus Burnham, John Burnham, Alexander Macdonell, Robert Richardson.
October 15th, 1814 Captain Porter's refusal to take arms for company, escorting American prisoners. A.H. Meyers, Captain Porter, Major Rogers, McKenney, John Peters.
October 15th, 1814 Shortened version of above letter.
October 19th, 1814 Receipt for escorting American prisoners of war to Kingston. Samuel Brock, Elisha Jones.
December 22nd, 1814 Orders to hunt American deserters in District and acknowledge receipt of arms. Bennett, Davis, James Browns, Hopkins, Nickerson, A.H. Meyers, John Peters.
December 24th, 1814 Account of fines paid by Northumberland militia and pay to them. Sergeant Cooper, Ensign Peters, Roger Woolcut, John Peters.
December 28th, 1814 American deserters and statement of arms. Bennett, Davis, John Buck, Hopkins, Lieutenant Keeler, John Peters.
January 20th, 1815 2nd account of fines as per December 22nd.
April 24th, 1815 Statement of arms and ammunition of Northumberland militia. John Peters.
April 27th, 1815 Statement of missing arms, requesting orders regarding deserters, etc. returning from U.S. Farman, Ensign Kelly, Major Jones, John Peters.
June 24th, 1815 List of officers of Northumberland militia. For names see list.
June 24th, 1815 List of numbers of each rank in each company in the Northumberland militia. See list for names.
March 27th, 1829 Statement of militia uniforms, readiness, drills, and proposal for reforms. Colonel McDonald, Colonel Burnham, Ruttan.
Date Unknown List of promotions sometime during War of 1812. Roger Woolcut, John Richardson, Samuel Brock, Joseph Lousi, Henry Ruttan. John Peters.
Pay lists for Militia