Samuel Whiting letter on occupation of Castine, 1814

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Samuel Whiting of Bangor wrote to William King of Bath recommending militia action to oust the British from Castine.

The British occupied the coastal community during the War of 1812 and Whiting noted that sentiment of residents, who had hoped for financial advantage from the occupation, had shifted.

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  • Title: Samuel Whiting letter on occupation of Castine, 1814
  • Creator: Samuel K. Whiting
  • Creation Date: 1814-12-21
  • Subject Date: 1814
  • Location: Castine, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 165, Box 12/17
  • Collection: William King papers
  • Object Type: Text

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