Item 09 - Letter from James Caldwell to Simon McTavish, 5 December 1792

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Letter from James Caldwell to Simon McTavish, 5 December 1792

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CA RBD MSG 431-09

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  • 5 December 1792 (Creation)
    Caldwell, James, -1815
    Montréal (Québec)

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1 folded sheet ; 22.9 cm x 18.8 cm

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(active 1792)

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James Caldwell was a Montreal-based merchant. He was also known for his military involvement in Lower Canada as he was appointed militia captain in 1797, major in 1811, and lieutenant-colonel of the 1st Battalion in 1813. Caldwell died on 18 April 1815 after a long and painful illness which left him frail and weak.

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Manuscript letter signed James Caldwell, dated Montreal 5th Decr. 1792. Letter mentions the Montreal private social club known as the Bachelors Club.

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Red wax seal mostly intact, plus remnants of another red seal. Postmarked.

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