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“God deliver me from monarch’s gag laws and all their subjects”: Visions of the Past, Thanks to Gutenberg (V)

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In 1909, an editor in Quebec released an anonymous, fragmentary diary of a U.S. officer captured in the War of 1812 and held prisoner. It’s titled Journal of an American Prisoner at Fort Malden and Quebec in the War of 1812. As I’ve observed reading other POW diaries, the basic story is that most days are just really boring. Also, people die a lot, although given that it’s 1812, that wasn’t necessarily so different than being at home. Occasionally, the Indians come by and scare our author, making him damn the British for supporting them. Thus the quote in the title of the post. Interesting primary source document, not necessarily that compelling for the average reader.

I am the 7th person to download this document from Gutenberg. Can we get it to double digits?

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