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January 29, 1814
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 29, 1814 Included is an article headed "Benedict Arnold" which is a piece in a British magazine prefaced with: "The famous general Arnold who abandoned the rebel service & joined our army at New York, wrote the following address to the inhabitants of America...Oct. 7, 1780." and what follows is the nearly full page letter signed... See More
April 10, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1813 Page 3 has; "Massacre of the Prisoners" which relates to the War of 1812 & more specifically the Battle of Raisin River, taking nearly 3 pages. Also: "Indian Talk" and "Cherokee Indians" which is a lengthy letter signed by two chiefs with their "X" and: "War of the Allies", the latter r... See More
April 3, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1813 Inside has: "Captain Isaac Hull" which is a great & detailed biography of him taking 2 1/2 pages. "Events of the War" takes nearly 6 pages with a wealth of information on the War of 1812, perhaps the most significant being: "Fifth Naval Victory" noting the battle between the Hornet and the Peacock, which inc... See More
March 20, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 20, 1813 A great issue for military content. Over a full pg. is taken up with: "An Act for the Regulation of Seamen on Board the Public and Private Armed Vessels of the United States" signed in type: James Madison. Half a pg. has a large chart: "Militia of the United States" with columns for various positions, artillery, & more. Also: &... See More
November 14, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1812 Inside has a report headed: "Indian Treaty" concerning the Choctaw Indians. Also: "Events of the War" take over 5 1/2 pages with subheads: "General Tupper to General Harrison" from Urbana; a letter from "Camp Near Defiance" signed by J. Winchester; "Report of the Battle of Queenstown" which is notable; ... See More
December 4, 1813
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Dec. 4, 1813
* Recruiting troops for the War of 1812
Although there is various content on the War of 1812, the most intriguing item in this issue is the very nice recruitment advertisement headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle and beginning: "ATTENTION ! All Patriotic Men..." with more, including: "The atrocious conduct ... See More
August 3, 1812
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Aug. 3, 1812 Reports include: "Commodore Rodgers' Squadron" "From Halifax" "Latest From Baltimore" "Fate of War" "United States' Frigate Constitution" and more items on the War of 1812.
Perhaps the most notable content is the: "Proclamation" by William Hull beginning: "Inha... See More
November 19, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 19, 1814 An inside page contain an article datelined from New Orleans headed: "Pirates of Barataria" which has rare, period mention of Jean LaFitte, the Caribbean pirate, portions of which include: "...great satisfaction in reporting to you that the contemplated expedition against the pirates, so long & strongly established among... See More
November 27, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 27, 1813 Nearly a page is taken up with: "commodore Rodgers" which is a: "...sketch of the character of commodore Rodgers...". This is followed by "Events of the War" which is 3 1/2 pages of the latest news of the War of 1812 including subheads: "Torpedoes" "A Proclamation" signed in type: Wm. H. Harrison,... See More
July 9, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 9, 1814 The front page begins with an interesting editorial headed: "Hints to Patriots" and beginning: "Our enemy, disengaged from all other wars, prepared for instant action, with a power of arms, money & intrigue unparalleled experienced by 20 years battles in all the business of fight...seems about to gratify his long-continue... See More
August 29, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 29, 1812 Much on the War of 1812 including: "British America - General Order" datelines from Quebec, Aug. 6, 1812, beginning: "His excellency the commander of the forces, announces with great satisfaction to the troops under his command, the capture of Fort Michilimackinac on the 17th of July last by a detachment of the Canadian veteran bat... See More
December 18, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 18, 1813 Among the articles are: "Maria Louisa Bonaparte". Also there are 6 pages taken up with: "Events of the War" with much news on the on-going War of 1812. Among the subheads and items are: "Arts of the Enemy" "Maritime Power"; a letter signed in type: Oliver H. Perry concerning the Battle of Lake Erie (s... See More
November 30, 1813
NEWBURYPORT HERALD, Massachusetts, Nov. 30, 1813 The ftpg. has: "General Orders" being the British account of: "...the affair of the 26th Oct. between General Hampton and the British". which was the Battle of Chateauguay. This was one of the two battles (the other being the Battle of Chrysler's Farm) which caused the Americans to abandon the Saint Lawrence Campai... See More
March 2, 1813
THE WAR, New York, March 2, 1813 The entire front page & a bit of page 2 are taken up with reports on the naval battle between the Constitution and the Java, beginning with: "Official Documents - Commodore Bainbridge to the Secretary of the Navy--U.S. Frigate Constitution" signed in type: W. Bainbridge. This is followed by addition details & reports including the: "Lis... See More
November 12, 1813
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, Nov. 12, 1813 Inside has reports "From Quebec" including: "...The victory gained by the Americans on Lake Erie has excited an enthusiastic joy throughout the United States...". Also a nice item: "When Will the War End?" and: "The Enemy Again in the Potomac" and even more.
Four pags, a bit of foxing, good condition.... See More
July 1, 1811
CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, July 1, 1811
* The Little Belt Affair
* Captain Arthur Bingham
Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "British Official Account of the Engagement between the U.S. frigate President, Commodore Rodgers, and the British Sloop of War Little Belt, Captain Bingham" A fine & detailed letter signed by: A.B. Bingham, Captain of the Little Belt... See More
May 31, 1814
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 31, 1814 Page 3 has: "General Orders" from Sackett's Harbor followed by a letter from Thomas Macdonough, Commanding U.S. forces on Lake Champlain, to the Secretary of the Navy" datelines at Vergennes. This concerns a battle on Otter Creek (see). Also: "The Attack On Oswego" with a lengthy report.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
May 21, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 21, 1814 Most of the front page is taken up with a detailed chart headed: "Census of the White Population of the United States for 1810", by state & territory (see photos). Much more detail on the census is presented in the next 5 pages including some account of the slaves.
About 3 pages of war-related reports are under the heading: &... See More
March 1, 1814
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 1, 1814 Page 2 has several War of 1812 items under headings: "Events Of The War" "On Lake Erie" "Niagara Frontier".
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
January 29, 1814
BALTIMORE PATRIOT & EVENING ADVERTISER, Jan. 29, 1814 Page 2 begins with the conclusion of: "Concise Memoir of the Revolution In Venezuela". Page 3 has a few items relating to the War of 1812 including mention of a new sloop of war to be launched form the Washington Navy Yard (see).
April 4, 1812
THE PITTSFIELD SUN, Massachusetts, April 4, 1812 Inside has several items concerning tense situations with England. Some reports: "The British Spy" "Glorious News! The Prospect Brightens!" "British Threat and Insult!" "A Peep Behind the Curtain" and more. We would be at war with them within 3 months.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margi... See More
March 21, 1812
THE PITTSFIELD SUN, Massachusetts, March 21, 1812
* Pre-War of 1812 tensions
* Berkshire County
Much reporting from Congress and several items which give some sense that war might not be far off. Includes are two Acts of the Mass. legislature. Inside has several items concerning tense situations with England. We would be at war with them within 3 months.
Four pages, never bound nor t... See More
January 28, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 28, 1815 Articles within include: "Lexington, Kentucky" which is descriptive of it (see image); "Naval Establishment", a very lengthy: "Treasury Report" which takes over 4 pages. Also: "Events of the War" has some nice reports from New Orleans, beginning: "We are yet without definite intelligence fr... See More
January 22, 1814
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1814 Much reporting from "Congress" includes letters signed in type by James Madison, John Q. Adams and James Monroe. Also: "Events of the War" is nearly 2 pages of reports from the on-going War of 1812 including subheads: "Traitors--Actual & Moral" "Flag of Truce" "the Niagara Frontier" "The ... See More
April 29, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 29, 1815 (with supplement) Inside has much under the heading: "New Orleans" which begins: "General Orders. The commanding general, with the most lively emotions of joy & of gratitude to heaven, announces to the troops under his command that a treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain was ratified and exchanged ... See More
March 4, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 4, 1815 The issue begins with a great editorial concerning the end of the War of 1812, beginning: "The last six months is the proudest period in the history of the republic. The review presents us with a galaxy of glorious war deeds, terminating in an honorable peace, happily signed in the very arms of victory..." with much more, taking ... See More
Napoleon escapes from Elba & returns to lead France... British account of the Battle of New Orleans...
May 13, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 13, 1815 Beginning at the bottom of the front page & taking all of pages 2, 3 & 4 are the British reports of the Battle of New Orleans and the after-effects, including two lengthy letters each signed by John Lambert, one of the British generals. Included at the end is more than half of page of the: "Names of officers killed, wounded &am... See More
February 5, 1814
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 5, 1814 Among the "Laws of the United States" is: "An Act making further provision for filling the ranks of the regular army, encouraging enlistments..." signed in type: James Madison. There are 5 pages taken up with: "Events of the War" concerning news from the War of 1812. Included are subheads & reports: "Co... See More
March 6, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 6, 1813 Beginning on the front page and taking 4 1/2 pages is the: "British Declaration" in which the reason for the War of 1812 is explained from the British point of view. It begins: "The earnest endeavors of the prince regent to preserve the relations of peace & unity with the United States of America having unfortunately failed, hi... See More
May 22, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 22, 1813 Over two pages are taken up with: "Rules and Regulations For the Army of the United States" which a wealth of great detail & which includes: "Changes In the Uniform of the Army of the United States", with particulars (see).
Eight pages are taken up with: "Events of the War" with subheads: "Military&quo... See More
August 20, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 20, 1814 The front page begins with: "Steam Boat Navigation" which takes nearly 3 pages. Inside has: "The Essex Frigate" which takes a page. "Canada Papers" takes over a page & has items relating to the War of 1812. "Events of the War" take almost 9 pages with a great wealth of reporting on the War of 181... See More
October 22, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1814 Nearly the first 12 pages are taken up with "The Instructions" to the ambassadors to England charged with negotiating a peace to end the War of 1812. Included are 5 letters signed in type by: Jas. Monroe and one by the President: James Madison.
An article: "Pirates of Barrataria" has a New Orleans dateline and men... See More
May 22, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, May 22, 1815 Page 2 has a quite lengthy, detailed account of the battle of the U.S. frigate Constitution vs. the Cyane and Levant, one letter written on board the Constitution by Charles Stewart & includes the list of killed & wounded. Also: "Minutes of the Action between the U.S. frigate Constitution and His Majesty's ships Cyane and Levant on the 20t... See More
May 18, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, May 18, 1815 Page 3 has a lengthy letter which describes the life of Bonaparte, now banished to the Island of Elba, with an interview with him (see).
Page 2 has a list of the US. squadron headed to the Mediterranean, headed by Comm. Decatur.
Four pages, minor archival mend on pg. 2, good condition.
May 16, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, May 16, 1815
* USS Constitution
* HMS Cyane & Levant
Page 2 has half a column headed: "Constitution Frigate" which reports on the naval battle it had with the Cyane and Levant. It includes details on those killed & other statistics.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
September 21, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1811 The first 6 pages are taken up with a great & very detailed account of the Little Belt Affair, a naval battle between the U.S. ship President & the British ship Little Belt, an event which was a catalyst for the War of 1812. Headed: "President and Little Belt" it includes a letter from Commodore Rodgers to the Secretary of the ... See More
August 21, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1813 Inside has: "Indian Declaration of War" which is a: "...literal translation of he Declaration of War by the Six Nations Against the British in Canada". Also: Creek Indians" which takes a full page, then: "Events of the War" which takes about 6 pages & includes a letter from the Lower Sandusky, one from... See More
Item #649218A lot of ten newspapers of a blend of various folio-size and non-folio-size newspapers (various titles), all containing news on The War of 1812. Average condition with mild wear and foxing; not damaged or 2nd rate. A great set of historic issues at a very reasonable price.
August 15, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 15, 1812 Inside has over half a page on: "An Act to Authorize the Issuing of Treasury Notes" signed: James Madison. Also: "Drafted Militia" "Proclamation" by the governor of Connecticut concerning the War of 1812; "North Carolina Patriotism" and a nice chart headed: "Vessels of War" listing ships by size (... See More
August 8, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 8, 1812 Inside includes: "Account of the Late Riots" in Baltimore with a related "Proclamation" by the mayor. Much on the War of 1812 with: "Military Notices - Naval" "Cop of a Letter from Colonel Cass to Gen. Hull" dated at Sandwich, Upper Canada; "False Reports" and more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inche... See More
April 30, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 30, 1814 Inside has nearly 5 pages under the heading: "Events Of The War". Included is a nice account headed: "Jackson's Victory" which takes over a full page to give his account of the famous Battle of Horseshoe Bend (see for portions) and is signed by him in type: Andew Jackson. There is also a lengthy: "Report form ... See More
January 2, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1813 Inside includes a lengthy address headed: "Legislature of Kentucky" signed; Isaac Shelby. Other content includes: "Privateers" "Distribution of Army" which includes a state-by-state chart (see photos); "Imprisonment of Seamen" which includes documents signed by James Monroe, James Madison & others.
Over... See More
January 23, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 23, 1813 Among the reports re: "American Ingenuity" "American Gallantry" "the Heroes of King's Mountain" from the Revolutionary War battle; a full page chart: "A Statement of the Annual Revenue of the United States" "British Love of 'Liberty' " and more.
The section headed: "Events ... See More
September 5, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 5, 1812 Inside has reports headed: "Upper Canada" "Account of the Wahabites" "American Prizes" and more. A section headed: "Events of the War" takes over 4 pages and has much on the War of 1812 including much on the fall of Detroit to the British with 4 dispatches signed in type by: W. Hull, Brig. Gen. There is &qu... See More
September 26, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 26, 1812 Inside has over 6 pages under the heading: "Events of the War" with the latest news on the War of 1812. Among the subheads & reports are: "The North Western Army" which includes a letter signed in type: William Hull. This is followed by a very lengthy letter datelined from Fort George, Aug. 26, 1812, taking over 2 pages a... See More
November 21, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 21, 1812 The front page begins with a "Message from the President to Congress, signed: James Madison. Inside includes; "West Florida" "Russia & Spain" "Privateering" "Important Discovery" being perpetual motion; "The Slave Trade" and more. Near the back is over a full page on: "Events o... See More
February 6, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 6, 1813 Among the articles within are: "Naturalized Seamen" "Perpetual Motion", much reporting from "Proceedings of Congress", and there are 3 pages taken up with reports headed: "Events of the War". Among the subheads are: "Military" "Army of the Centre" "Eastern Frontier" "Naval&... See More
November 28, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 28, 1812 Inside has; "Monroe's Treaty" with subhead: "Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America" which takes several pages with 4 signatures in type, including James Monroe, and dated Dec. 31, 1806.
Also within: "New Sicilian Constitution" "Revolutionar... See More
October 24, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 24, 1812 Among the articles are: "Distillation of Spirits" and a chart headed: "The War on the Ocean" "The British in the Peninsula". Under the heading: "Events of the War" are several reports on the on-going War of 1812 including subheads: "Military" "Extract of a Letter from S. Dinsmore, Agent for t... See More
June 20, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812 An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 pages. And on the back page is the formal Act of Congress declaring war against England, ... See More
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