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THE CAUSTEN FAMILY PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Correspondence 1805: James Causten to Jane Causten & Joseph Causten
December 3, 1805

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. Two letters have been written on this one sheet. The first letter was addressed to James Causten's mother, Jane, and the second to James' brother, Joseph. Both letters bear the date December 3, 1805. Reference to James Causten's efforts to find an apprenticeship after completing his obligations as a sailor.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Correspondence 1807: Isaac Causten to James Causten
March 25, 1807

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 3 pages/1 sheet. Reference to matters relating to family business.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Correspondence 1810: Isaac Causten to Joseph Causten
January 3, 1810

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. Reference to a difficult passage: "I arrivd here after a very dreadful boisterous passage of sixteen days in a very leaky condition . . ."

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Correspondence 1810: Joseph Causten to James Causten
May 21, 1810

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Contains a request for James Causten to purchase some tobacco, with reference to the product's current rate in the West Indies.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Correspondence 1810: Joseph Causten to James Causten
August 2, 1810

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. Reference to matters relating to the family business.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Correspondence 1810: Joseph Causten to Isaac Causten
August 3, 1810

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Reference to the price of flour in the West Indies.



Box: 1 Fold: 7 Correspondence 1810: Joseph Causten to James Causten
August 25, 1810

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with enclosure, 2 pages/1 sheet; 13 pages/4 sheets. Reference to Joseph Causten's passage to South America, with a detailed report that describes the ports, customs, and trade of the region.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Correspondence 1810: Joseph Causten to James Causten
November 1, 1810

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Reference to matters relating to the family business.



Box: 1 Fold: 9 Correspondence 1811: Isaac Causten to James Causten
February 25, 1811

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Reference to matters relating to family business,



Box: 1 Fold: 10 Correspondence 1811: Joseph Causten to James Causten
March 3, 1811

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Reference to Joseph Causten's growing restlessness over remaining at port in Baltimore.



Box: 1 Fold: 11 Correspondence 1812: Joseph Causten to James Causten
February 3, 1812

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet.



Box: 1 Fold: 12 Correspondence 1812: Joseph Causten to James Causten
February 11, 1812

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Reference to Joseph Causten's trip to Philadelphia.



Box: 1 Fold: 13 Correspondence 1812: Joseph Causten to James Causten
February 23, 1812

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 3 pages/1 sheet. Contains an explanation for Jospeh Causten's decision not to sail to Cadiz.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Correspondence 1814: Joseph Causten to James Causten
September 26, 1814

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. "I feel Proud, Gratified and sorrowful at the same time for the attack of the Enemy on Balt[imore]."

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Correspondence 1814: Joseph Causten to James Causten
December 9, 1814

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 3 pages/1 sheet. Written by Joseph Causten while stationed with the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Virginia: "We have no news, there are many various opinions respecting the negotiations - a peace is expected by many."



Box: 1 Fold: 16 Correspondence 1815: Joseph Causten to James Causten
February 25, 1815

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. Reference to the peace treaty that brought the War of 1812 to an end and a discussion of Joseph Causten's future plans.



Box: 1 Fold: 17 Correspondence 1815: Joseph Causten to James Causten
May 20, 1815

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Written aboard the U.S.S. "Constellation," Joseph Causten relates the ship's plans to sail to the Mediterranean.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Correspondence 1815: Joseph Causten to James Causten
October 7, 1815

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 3 pages/1 sheet. Written aboard the U.S.S. "Constellation," Joseph Causten refers to the activities of Commodore Stephen Bainbridge's squadron.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Correspondence 1815: Joseph Causten to James Causten
October 14, 1815

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 3 pages/1 sheet. "We also understand from the papers that you have report with you, that Commodore Decatur took the Turkish Admiral alone, ..., But every Officer of the Squadron will admit that if any credit is due, this Ship [the U.S. "Constellation"] deserves it."

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Correspondence 1816: Joseph Causten to James Causten
August 14, 1816

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 4 pages/1 sheet. Reference to a recent passage to Gibralter and the arrival of the American Minister to Naples, William Pinckney.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Correspondence 1817: Joseph Causten to Isaac Causten
November 9, 1817

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Reference to Jospeh Causten's new assignment in the navy and his ship's upcoming voyage.



Box: 1 Fold: 22 Correspondence 1817: Joseph Causten to James Causten
November 10, 1817

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Reference to matters relating to family business.



Box: 1 Fold: 23 Correspondence 1818: Joseph Causten to James Causten
December 29, 1818

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet.



Box: 1 Fold: 24 Correspondence 1819: Joseph Causten to Isaac Causten
August 20, 1819

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Written aboard the U.S.S. "Enterprise," Joseph Causten refers to the ship's current assignment of patrolling the east coast for pirates.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Correspondence 1820: Joseph Causten to James Causten
May 27, 1820

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 3 pages/1 sheet. Description of Joseph Causten's recent passage to Cuba and the outbreak of a violent fever aboard ship.


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