Edward Brown War of 1812 Memoir (MIL.1)
Transcription and scan of original memoir document about Edward Brown’s experiences as a crew member on the privateer Frolic during the War of 1812-original
War of 1812 memoir by Edward Brown
Edward Brown, said to be from Ipswich, Mass., was a mariner who fought the British from the deck of an American privateer during the war of 1812. In this memoir, which appears to have been dictated to his daughter Salome and is signed by Edward, he describes the battle that ended with him and his fellow seamen being taken prisoner by the British and imprisoned in Dartmoor Prison in England. Eventually, Edward was released and returned to his home on Caterpillar Hill in Sedgwick where he and his wife Pamela Billings Brown raised five children, the first of which was born in 1819. The scanned letter is followed by its transcription.
The above text was an addendum to Edward’s memoir. It is unknown if he ever collected the debt owed him.