Letter from Sarah Vaughan to William Vaughan, 18 September 1812
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Letter from Sarah (Manning) Vaughan in Hallowell, Maine, to her brother-in-law William Vaughan, a merchant in London. English by birth, Sarah had moved to the United States in 1795. The War of 1812 divided the loyalties of families with relatives on both sides of the Atlantic.
“But for this wicked War I should probably have incurred your royal displeasure by endeavoring to steal one if not both your sisters, but [had not the courage to urge them warmly on the subject while the terrors of war hung over us.]”