October 21 814: Southey on the War With America


Would to God this business with America were settled.  It is a war of the Devils own making from which nothing but mischief can arise. Yet while it lasts I would strike hard & home, & therefore cannot but approve the blow at Washington. If poor Ross had not fallen, Baltimore would probably have experienced the same fate.

— Robert Southey writes to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, on October 21 1814.

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