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Henry, John, 1776-1853



  • Existence: 1776 - 1853

John Henry (c. 1776 – 1853) was a spy and adventurer of mysterious origins. He sold documents called the Henry Papers to the United States suggesting treason by Federalists on the eve of the War of 1812 with Great Britain. The Henry Papers helped build outrage against Britain which led to the United States declaring war in June 1812.

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John Henry letter

Mss 810360
Identifier: Mss 810360
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