Letter seeking protection for New Orleans cargo, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


C. M. Davis of Portland wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, commander of the 3rd Brigade and military governor of Louisiana, asking for him for protection for goods consigned to H. T. Vennard in New Orleans.

Davis referred to regulations that allowed the Union army to intervene with shipping in certain circumstances.

Davis wrote that he was asking "as a friend" and to excuse him if he had "gone too far."

The letter is probably from Charles M. Davis, who was a commission merchant.

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About This Item

  • Title: Letter seeking protection for New Orleans cargo, 1862
  • Creator: Davis, C. M.
  • Creation Date: 1862-07-31
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: New Orleans
  • State: LA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 24.5 cm x 19.3 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 1/8
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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