1.08.2015

Letter from Andrew Jackson to David B. Morgan

Head quarters 7h. M. District
8h. Jany 1815
Sir,

     This will be handed to you by Mr. Lafitte whom I have sent to you as a man acquainted with the Geography of the Country on your side of the river and will be able to afford you any information you may want with respect to the Canalls and bayous by which the enemy may attempt to penetrate. I have also sent Genl. [Jean Joseph Amable] Humbert, a man in whose bravery I have unbounded Confidence, for the purpose of Carrying the enemy if necessary at the point of the Bayonet. It is my determination he shall be dislodged at all events and I rely upon your determination with the aid I have sent you to accomplish it, they are not more than four hundred strong and our task not a difficult one' we have beat the enemy at all points, with the loss on their side of at least a thousand men---

Andrew Jackson
Major Gen'l Comdg.

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