- This week in Louisiana history. September 12, 1719 Superior Council set up with 12 members MORE
- This week in New Orleans history. Dixieland jazz clarinetist
Lawrence James "Larry" Shields was born in uptown New Orleans
on September 13, 1893.
- This week in Louisiana.
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- Battle of New
Orleans September 19, 1814.
I. Vice-admiral Cochrane to the secretary of state.
His B. M. ship Tonnant, in the Chesapeake, Sept. 19, 1814.
Sir — I had the honour to receive your letter of the 6th inst. this morning, in reply to the one which I addressed to you from the Patuxent.
As I have no authority from my government to enter npon any kind of discussion relative to the points contained in your letter, I have only to regret that there does not appear to be any hope that I shall be authorized to recall my general order; which has been further sanctioned by a subsequent request from lieutenant-general sir George Provost.
A copy of your letter will this day be forwarded by me to England, and until I receive instructions from my government the measures which I have adopted must be persisted in: unless remuneration be made to the inhabitants of the Canadas for the injuries they have sustained from the outrages committed by the troops of the United States.
I have the honour to be, &c.
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