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Colonel Isaac Clark Papers

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Inventory   n.d. 

Biographical information in student paper entitled "Isaac Clark of Castleton: A Controversial Figure in Early Vermont History"

Carton 1 Folder 1

NS from Isaac Clark to Israel Hurlburt.   Israel Sept. 23, 1781 

Orders Hurlburt to assemble the Castleton militia.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 2

Report of Castleton highway survey, by Isaac Clark, Surveyor of Roads   Sept. 24,1783 

Carton 1 Folder 3

Report of Castleton highway survey, by Isaac Clark   May 30, 1785 

Carton 1 Folder 4

Martin Chittenden, signed letter to Isaac Clark.   March 19, 1804 

3 pp., from Washington; discusses various aspects of national politics and events including the capture of the frigate Philadelphia.

Carton 1 Folder 5

Journal notes on Rutland County Court cases.   1809-11 

Brief entries, difficult to read.

Carton 1 Folder 6

Truman Galusha, signed letter to Gen. Isaac Clark.   Oct. 20, 1811 

2 pp., re: family matters.

(Clark's nephew.)

Carton 1 Folder 7

S. Satterlee Clark, signed letter to father (Clark).   Satterlee Nov. 15, 1811 

3 pp., from Annapolis; on family matters and national politics; news the impending war.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 8

Lt. Satterlee Clark, signed letter to Father.   Feb. 7, 1812 

3 pp., from Annapolis; I. Clark has been recommended for U.S. Army commission as Brigadier-General; brief mention of Gen. Harrison at Tippecanoe.

Carton 1 Folder 9

Lt. V.R. Goodrich, signed letter to Col. Clark.   June 5, 1812 

1 p., from Swanton; reports on the opening of recruiting station at the post.

Carton 1 Folder 10

Sen. Jonathan Robinson, signed letter to Col. Clark.   June 9, 1812 

1 p., from Washington; announces "the die is cast," declaration of war will be made public in 10 days.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 11

   June 10, 1812 

Jacob Eustis, signed letter to Col. Clark. 2 pp., from Boston; Eustis as Quarter Master will send 160 tents for Clark's use.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 12

Isaac Clark, Jr., signed letter to Father.   June 11, 1812 

1 p., from Montpelier; reports on recruiting at that station and on obtaining supplies.

Carton 1 Folder 13

Isaac Clark, Jr., NS to Lt. David Crawford.   June 12, 1812 

Orders him to report to the Montpelier station.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 14

Isaac Clark, Jr., signed letter to Father.   June 12, 1812 

1 p., from Montpelier; asks Clark's advice on mustering regulations and rations.

Carton 1 Folder 15

Isaac Clark, Jr., signed letter to Mother (Amie Clark).   June 12, 1812 

1 p., from Montpelier; brief personal news; acting as the adjunct for the station.

Carton 1 Folder 16

Isaac Clark, Jr., signed letter to Father.   June 17, 1812 

2 pp., from Montpelier; comments on recruiting efforts and the federalists there: "it is the damdest federal hole that I ever saw."

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 17

Waite Chatterton, signed letter to Col. Clark.   June 17, 1812 

1 p., from Rutland; sending Clark his son to join the 11th Infantry; hopes to "see you in Canada next Fall."

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 18

Capt. Samuel Holley, signed letter to Col. Clark.    

1 p., from Shoreham; sending recruits to Clark June 18, 1812

Carton 1 Folder 19

David Sanford, signed letter to Col. Isaac Clark.   June 20, 1812 

Carton 1 Folder 20

Sgt. Syvester Pond, signed letter to Col. Clark. 2 pp., from Castleton; complains about his commanding officer.   June 20, 1812 

1 p., from Castleton; news about Clark's family; notes the federalists are planing to rally there on the 4th of July.

Carton 1 Folder 21

Lt. Walter Sheldon, signed letter to Col. Clark.   June 22, 1812 

2 pp., from Middlebury; needs recruiting funds for the station there; has had to borrow from the Middlebury citizens.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 22

Col. Clark, NS to military agent in Albany, NY.   June 23, 1812 

Requests clothing and arms for his troops, 600 men expected soon at the Burlington Cantonment, yet "there is not a single musket."

Carton 1 Folder 23

Capt. Sam Gordon, signed letter to Col. Clark.   June 23, 1812 

1 p., from Castleton; reports on recruiting efforts; comments on a rogue enlisting at every station "for the sake of Bounty."

Carton 1 Folder 24

Capt. Samuel H. Holley, NS to Col. Clark.   June 24, 1812 

From Shoreham; requests drum for his drummer.

Carton 1 Folder 25

Col. Isaac Clark, NS. To Jacob Eustis.   June 25, 1812 

From Burlington HQ; re: shoes for his troops

Carton 1 Folder 26

Capt. N. Freeman, NS to Col. Clark.   June 27, 1812 

From Boston; re: pay for the troops (no details).

Carton 1 Folder 27

Guy Catlin, signed letter to Col. Clark.   June 28, 1812 

2 pp., from Burlington; requests Clark act as commander of Burlington militia' "until we are claimed by our own proper officers."

Carton 1 Folder 28

Lt. Jonas Cutting, NS to Col. Clark.   June 30, 1812 

From Montpelier; has 95 recruits, hopes for more than 100 before marching to join Clark's troops.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 29

Gov. Daniel D. Tompkins, signed letter to Col. Clark, and copy of signed letter to Gov. Jonas Galusha.   June 30, 1812 

6 pp., from Albany; re: troops activities and military stores at Plattsburgh.

Carton 1 Folder 30

Isaac Clark, Jr., signed letter to Father.   July 1, 1812 

1 p., from Castleton; has traveled to Shaftsbury and Bennington; will go to Burlington to join Clark.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 31

Petition to the Selectmen of Richford, VT to Gov. Jonas Galusha.   July 1, 1812 

3 pp.; requests 60 stands of arms and 50 troops to protect against their "defenseless situation" and to prevent "the smuggling business so much carried on through this place."

Carton 1 Folder 32

Henry A. Torrey, NS to Col. Clark.   July 1, 1812 

From Burlington; turns down appointment to 2nd lieutenant with the 11th Infantry.

Carton 1 Folder 33

Theo Harrington, signed letter to Col. Clark.   July 7, 1812 

1 p., from Clarendon; asks about arrangements for providing the troops with food and clothing.

Carton 1 Folder 34

Gen. Benjamin Mooers, signed letter to Col. Clark.   July 15, 1812 

3 pp., from Plattsburgh; warns Clark of a British spy possibly enroute to the Burlington Cantonment.

Carton 1 Folder 35

John Chaffee (Military Storekeeper), NS to Col. Clark.   July 18, 1812 

From Springfield, MA; Gen. Dearborn has authorized 1,000 muskets and 5,000 flints for Clark's use.

Carton 1 Folder 36

Capt. M. Myers, signed letter to Col. Clark; receipts.   July 22, 1812 

1 p., from Plattsburgh; letter and duplicate receipts for 20 boxes of muskets and bayonets

Carton 1 Folder 37

Col. Clark, military recruitment receipt.   Aug. 12, 1812 

$5,000 for the recruiting fund.

Carton 1 Folder 38

Isaac Clark Jr., signed letter to Mother.   Sept. 13, 1812 

2 pp., from Plattsburgh; re: situation of the camp here; "we hourly expect an attack from the British."

Carton 1 Folder 39

Sen. Jonathan Robinson, signed letter to Col. Clark.   Dec. 22, 1812 

1 p., from Washington; Satterlee has been confirmed as Ensign; expresses displeasure that "nothing has been done by our Armies" to launch the Canadian invasion.

Carton 1 Folder 40

Capt. Charles Follett, NS to Col. Clark.   [1812 

Seeks Clark's consent for an enlisted man to have another serve in his place.

Carton 1 Folder 41

Capt. M. Myers, signed letter to Col. Clark.   [1812 

1 p., from Willsborough HQ; requests Clark's help in exchanging a large bank note for smaller sums.

Carton 1 Folder 42

Col. Clark, signed letter to Mrs. Clark.   Jan. 6, 1813 

1 p., from Burlington HQ; asks about family matters; comments on the sick at his post; requests that son William return to the post once recovered as "Vigilness and faithfulness ought to accompany the character of every Officer."

Carton 1 Folder 43

Isaac Clark, Jr., signed letter to Col. Clark.   Jan. 7, 1813 

2 pp., from Castleton; asks Clark to let the family know of his movements.

Carton 1 Folder 44

Col. Clark, signed letter to Mrs. Clark.   Sackets Harbor May 30, 1813 

1 p., from Burlington HQ; re: family matters; Clark is sending 500 men, including Isaac Jr., to the western campaign Sackets Harbor.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 45

Col. Clark, signed letter to Vergennes Common Council.   June 5, 1813 

1 p., from Burlington HQ; promises protection for the city; advice on preventing an attack.

Carton 1 Folder 46

Col. Clark, NS to Mrs. Clark.   June 20, 1913 

From Burlington HQ; reports his health has suffered.

Carton 1 Folder 47

Petition for pardon of eight soldiers.   June 21, 1813 

From Burlington Cantonment; begs Clark's pardon their sentence to death for desertion.

Carton 1 Folder 48

Isaac Clark Jr., signed letter to Col. Clark.   June 23, 1813 

2 pp., from Sackets Harbor; reports on the military situation on Lake Ontario and that once the vessel General Pike is completed, "the walls of Kingston must fall like the walls of Jericho."

Carton 1 Folder 49

Col. King (Adjt. General), signed letter to Col. Clark.   King Sept. 20, 1813 

2 pp., permission for Clark to form an independent corps of guides, including 20-60 St. Regis Indians

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 50

Mrs. Clark, signed letter to Col. Clark.   Sept. 20, 1813 

2 pp., from Castleton; family matters; expresses concern for Clark's safety on his march to Canada.

Carton 1 Folder 51

Col. Clark, NS to Mrs. Clark.   sic Sept. 24, 1813 

From Burlington HQ; responds to her concerns: "I ./must defend my countries sic Rights."

Carton 1 Folder 52

Mrs. Clark, signed letter to Col. Clark.   Nov. 6, 1813 

2 pp., from Castleton; discusses the farm, has hired a British deserter for a farm hand.

Carton 1 Folder 53

Col. Clark, signed letter to Mrs. Clark.   March 12, 1814 

1 p., from Swanton; farm and family matters; has captured 23 sleigh loads of smuggled goods.

Carton 1 Folder 54

Satterlee Clark, signed letter to Father.   March 20, 1814 

3 pp., from Washington; he has resigned his Army commission; warns Clark of his enemies in Congress, including Van Ness.

Carton 1 Folder 55

Col. Clark, NS to Gen. Alex Macomb.   March 15, 1814 

From Swanton; has 500-600 men in his camp; requests a regiment from Macomb to cut off the retreat of the enemy near Missisquoi Bay.

Carton 1 Folder 56

Col. Clark, signed letter to Sen. Jonathan Robinson.   General Izard Mar. 20, 24, 1814 

2 pp., from Missisquoi Bay; occupies the east Leg of the bay; complains of the strategic "tardiness" of the commanding general. General Izard

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 57

Col. Clark, NS to Maj. Orsamus Merrill.   May 28, 1814 

From Castleton; informs Merrill that he has written to the Dept. Of War for a promotion for Merrill.

Carton 1 Folder 58

Maj. O. Merrill, signed letter to Col. Clark.   

3 pp., from Burlington HQ; has made a full report to the Inspector General's office on the 11th Infantry's troops in Burlington.

(Clark was arrested on July 12, 1814, removed from command of the 11th and re-/assigned to the 26th Infantry in Castleton.)

(Clark was arrested on July 12, 1814, removed from command of the 11th and re-/assigned to the 26th Infantry in Castleton.)

(Clark was arrested on July 12, 1814, removed from command of the 11th and re-/assigned to the 26th Infantry in Castleton.)

Carton 1 Folder 59

Isaac Clark Jr., signed letter to Father.   Jan. 10, 1815 

2 pp., from Sackets Harbor; is suffering from ill health "at this infernal place," wishes to return home to the farm.

2 pp., from Sackets Harbor; is suffering from ill health "at this infernal place," wishes to return home to the farm.

Carton 1 Folder 60

Col. Clark, signed letter to 26th Regiment.   May 13, 1815 

2 pp., from Burlington HQ; responds and thanks the regiment for their support "on the subject of my arrest;" has not been informed of the specific charges against him.

(Signed by Clark but letter is not in his hand.)

(Signed by Clark but letter is not in his hand.)

(Signed by Clark but letter is not in his hand.)

Carton 1 Folder 61

Col. Clark, NS to Maj. Orsamus Merrill.   July 13, 1815 

From Castleton; inquires if there are plans for a reunion on Bennington Battle day.

Carton 1 Folder 62

Satterlee Clark, signed letter to Father.   

12 pp., Rambling thoughts on Clark's arrest and on politics; had been to see the Secretary of War who will instruct Izard to reinstate Clark's sword of command; will campaign against James Monroe for President; contemplates resigning from public office.

Carton 1 Folder 63

Isaac Clark Jr., signed letter to Father.   Aug. 13, 1816 

3 pp., from Plattsburgh; is commanding his own company, comments on his health and on a career in the Army.

Carton 1 Folder 64

Draft letter from Capt. David Crawford to Paul Hagner, Department of War.   Dec. 5, 1816 

1 p., draft, from Putney; has written to Clark re: his statement on contracting for rations during the war.

Carton 1 Folder 65

Paul Hagner, NS to Capt. David Crawford.   Dec. 19, 1816 

War Dept. Will reimburse him for producing rations for the 11th Infantry in 1813.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 66

G.D. Cobb, signed letter to Gen. Isaac Clark.   Jan. 25, 1817 

3 pp., fro Eddyville, KY; (Clark's son-in-law) re: family matters and a quarrel with Matthew Lyon.

(Some of Clark's relatives moved to KY with Lyon)

(Some of Clark's relatives moved to KY with Lyon)

(Some of Clark's relatives moved to KY with Lyon)

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 67

Isaac Clark, ALC to Orsemus Merrill.   May 18, 1817 

2 pp., from Castleton; feels the government would be wise to provide pensions and lands for the veterans of the war.

Carton 1 Folder 68

S.Satterlee Clark, signed letter to Father.   Satterlee Aug. 16, 1817 

3 pp., from Washington; personal matters and his military duties in his district.

Carton 1 Folder 69

Isaac Clark, signed letter to Col. O. Merrill.   Feb. 24, 1818 

1 p., from Castleton; reflections on his service and desire for governmental compensation, "I made myself poor by my faithful service to the public."

Carton 1 Folder 70

Isaac Clark, Jr., signed letter to Father.   Aug. 6, 1818 

2 pp., from camp at Rouses Point; reports the fort there is nearly complete and mounted with 100 cannon.

Carton 1 Folder 71

Isaac Clark, Jr., signed letter to Father.   Apr. 12, 1819 

2 pp., from Washington; enroute to St. Louis for expedition up the Missouri River.

Carton 1 Folder 72

Col. I. Clark, NS to Col. O. Merrill.   Dec. 15, 1819 

From Castleton; brief mention of the arms Clark captured from the British during the war.

Carton 1 Folder 73

Satterlee Clark, signed letter to Father.   June 15, 1820 

2 pp., from Washington; refers to emigration to the west.

Carton 1 Folder 74

R.C. Mallary, signed letter to Isaac Clark.   Jan. 24, 1821 

2 pp., from Washington; informs Clark of the passing of the Army Bill by a majority.

Carton 1 Folder 75

Sally Shaw, signed letter to Mrs. Clark.   [ca. 1808-1813 

2 pp., from Washington; newsy letter on her arrival there.

(Wife of Samuel Shaw of Castleton, served in Congress from 1808-1813.)

(Wife of Samuel Shaw of Castleton, served in Congress from 1808-1813.)

(Wife of Samuel Shaw of Castleton, served in Congress from 1808-1813.)

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 76

Sally Shaw, signed letter to Mrs. Amie Clark.   Feb. 2, n.d. 

2 pp., from Washington; news from Congress; complains that Amie has not written to her.

With typescript.

Carton 1 Folder 77

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