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August 13, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 13, 1814 The front page begins with a report continued from the Supplement of the previous issue. It is followed by a report concerning the Battle of Chippewa, then followed by: "Brigade Orders" dated at Chippawa, July 10, 1814 carrying over to pg. 2. Pg. 2 also has: "British Official Account of the Battle of Chippewa" which inc... 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
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
December 3, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 3, 1814 Two pages are taken up with a nice & detailed account headed:"Attack Upon Baltimore - British Account" as taken from the London Gazette Extraordinary (see for portions). Included is the: "Return of killed & wounded in the action with the enemy, near Baltimore, on the 12th September, 1814."
Further on i... See More
December 10, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 10, 1814
* United States Navy
* William Jones
The first five pages are taken up with the very lengthy & detailed: "Naval Report" datelined Navy Department, Nov. 15, 1814, beginning: "In obedience to the resolution of the senate...directing the secretary of the navy to devise and digest a system for the better organization ... See More
December 17, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 17, 1814 Almost the entire issue is taken up with "The Investigation" into how the British were able to invade the capital of the United States, Baltimore, & the vicinity, with an effort to find fault in the administration and/or the military leaders. A fascinating report with considerable detail and taking almost 13 pages. ... See More
December 31, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 31, 1814 Certainly the prime content of this issue is the detailed page 3-6 coverage of the British attack on Washington, D.C., one article headed: "The Goths at Washington" with the report from Paris telling of the destruction of the many fine buildings in the nation's capital (see photos for portions).... See More
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Item #648714THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Jan. 1815 Within this issue is: "Dr. Franklin's Last Thoughts on Religion" which begins: "That the name of Benjamin Franklin cannot fail of occupying a conspicuous place in future histories of the 18th century, will, I have no doubt, be readily admitted..." and ends with his thoughts: "...inquiring of the Doctor what were his... See More
February 4, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 4, 1815 This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period.&qu... See More
March 1, 1815
MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 1, 1815
* Treaty of Ghent signed
* War of 1812 officially over
The front page has: "TREATY Of Peace And Amity, Between his Britannick Majesty and the United States of America.", the treaty which ended the War of 1812. The treaty contains a preface beginning: "His Brittanick Majesty and the United States of America, desirous... 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
March 11, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1815 Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Day of Thanksgiving - By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" signed in type: James Madison. It was proclaimed, as noted near the beginning: "...to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving &... See More
April 1, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 1, 1815
* General Andrew Jackson
* Warns his soldiers (end of war?)
* re. Treaty of Ghent
April 21, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, April 21, 1815
* President James Monroe
Over half of pg. 2 is taken up with: "Furniture Tax - An Act" of Congress, signed in type by the President: James Madison.
Four pages, some light dirtiness inside.
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
June 10, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 10, 1815 The issue begins mid-sentence with: "Gen. Jackson's "Trial" taking over 4 pages. There are 3 pages of "Health Statistics" with state-by-state charts breaking down the population by sex, and age. There are nearly 2 pages of "War Events: Or Things Incidental to the Late War" which includes a su... See More
August 19, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 19, 1815 Certainly the prime content in this issue is a French version of the Battle of Waterloo. An inside page has a dispatch from the Duke of Wellington which recaps some of the events of the war and the follow-up movements. This is followed by a report from the French on the historic battle, which was a significant defeat for Napoleon B... See More
September 16, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 16, 1815 The front page contains: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" concerning: "...sundry persons, citizens of the United States...especially within the state of Louisiana, are conspiring together to beg...the means for a military expedition...against the dominions of Spain, with which the United S... See More
December 9, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1815
* President James Madison
* State of the Union Address
The notable content is the full text of the President's annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Madison. He reviews all that happened in 1815 with much on the details of the end of the War of 1812.
Several state statistical charts including one for North Caro... See More
January 6, 1816
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 6, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very nice full page chart headed: "NAVAL BATTLES" which lists the various naval actions of the War of 1812, with columns headed "Action Between" "When" "Where fought" "Commander's Name" and several more (see). This chart includes a great wealth of c... See More
May 1, 1816
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, May 1, 1816
* Napoleon exiled to St. Helena
The front page has a brief letter from St. Helena concerning Bonaparte in banishment (see). Also on the ftpg: "Earthquake at Lisbon". Page 2 has a very lengthy Act of Congress "To regulate the Duties on Imports & Tonnage" signed in type by the President: James Madison.
Four pages, bit irregular at ... See More
May 11, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 11, 1816
* James Lawrence & his famous quote: "Don't Give Up The Ship"
Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice back page report on a monument erected to the memory of famed Naval hero James Lawrence, which includes at the bottom his very famous quote: "...His dying words were, 'DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP'... See More
May 15, 1816
NEW-YORK SPECTATOR, New York City, May 15, 1816 The front page has a headline "American Bible Society". "It is with much pleasure we announce, that the Convention of Delegates from the numerous Bible Societies in the United States, which convened in this City on Wednesday last, have after long and mature deliberation formed an institution, entitled 'The American Bible Soci... See More
June 1, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 1, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is an article headed: "Laws of the United States. An Act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a constitution & state government & for the admission of such a state into the union..." which takes over a full pg. and is signed in type by H. Clay and the President, ... See More
June 26, 1816
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, June 26, 1816
* William S. Smith death
* Abigail Adams
Among the "Deaths" on page 2 is one that reads, in part: "In New York State, Col. William S. Smith, a brave and intelligent officer of the revolutionary war....an independent Member of Congress....He was son-in-law of President Adams; but was bereaved of his excellent consort se... See More
July 13, 1816
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 13, 1816 The ftpg. has most of a column headed: "NAVAL DEPOT" which begins: "The events of the late war have established the opinion that it is necessary for the United States to create a Naval Depot or establishment on some part o the Chesapeake for the repairing of ships and their protection in time of war..." with much mor... See More
July 13, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 13, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, signed in type by him: T... See More
August 10, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 10, 1816
* African slave trade & more
The back page has a few interesting items including: "By a decision in Pennsylvania, the child of a slave born in that state is free." Also: "The commissioners of the navy are advertising for life oak and other timber for a ship of the line and two frigates." Also: "The ... See More
October 26, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 26, 1816 Nearly 2 pages are taken up with: "A visit To Flanders - Or, the Field of Waterloo", with reflection upon the historic battle of Waterloo from the year prior where Napoleon was defeated. It begins: "There is a sort of madness in the British about the battle of Waterloo, as they call it, where they got the glory that the Prus... See More
November 30, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1816 Pages 7 & 8 contain the inaugural address of Governor Jennings, the first governor of Indiana, given just a month prior to Indiana becoming the 19th state of the Union. Not surprisingly much of his speech focuses on the work in gaining statehood.
Also inside is great detail on the: "Trial of General Gaines" court marti... See More
December 14, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 14, 1816 One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including:
"...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five yeas & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rat... See More
February 13, 1817
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 1817 A very notable issue as page 2 has the official report announcing James Monroe has won the Presidential election. Under n engraving of a heraldic eagle is: "According to the provision of the constitution, the votes given by the Electors for President and Vice-President were yesterday counted out...and it was officially proclaimed b... See More
March 19, 1817
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, a nice trio of consecutive issues dated March 12, 15, and 19, 1817 on the inauguration of James Monroe.
* James Monroe inauguration
* President of the United States
March 12 has on pg. 2: "The Inauguration" from Washington City, including: "Under the auspices of a delightful day, yesterday took place the interesting ceremony a... See More
March 22, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 22, 1817 Among the items in this issue are: "Laws of the United States - An Act More Effectually to Preserve the Neutral Relations of the United States" signed in type: James Madison, & another "An Act Concerning the Navigation of the United States" also signed by: James Madison. Also: "On Indian Affairs"... See More
March 29, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 29, 1817 Content includes: "law of the United States - An Act to Provide for the Redemption of the Public Debt" signed in type: James Madison. Also: "Legislature of New York - An Act Concerning the Shakers" which is an uncommon item concerning this religious society (see hyperlink).
Also: "Relations with Russia"... See More
April 19, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817 The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More
June 28, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More
November 5, 1817
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 5, 1817
* Thomas Hart Benton in a duel
* Kills Charles Lucas
* Andrew Jackson
On page 2 under "Missouri" is a report from St. Louis dated "Sept. 29" that reads in full: "On Saturday last Charles Lucas, Esq. a lawyer, was honorably murdered in this place, by Col. Benton, another lawyer. The quarrel originated in a... See More
April 25, 1818
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, April 25, 1818
* Design of the United States flag
This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia:
"Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into ... See More
May 21, 1818
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, May 21, 1818.
On pg. 2 under "Domestic" and "Of The Indian War" is an "intelligence" report from an officer about the operations of General Jackson. Mentions the conflagration of the Indian town Missiskauki and that Jackson "..proceeded to St. Marks--the Spanish garrison surrendered...and [he] had arrived at Pensacola.." The rep... See More
May 23, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention would require the constant labor of 330,000 wor... See More
July 11, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818 The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.
Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More
July 18, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1818 Of importance is the multi-page printing of former President James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle.
The Wiley Online Library, in regards to this lengthy address, states the following: "James Madison's 1818 Address to the Albemarle Agricultural Society offers new insight into the diverse historiog... See More
July 25, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818 The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.
Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.
Sixteen pa... See More
December 5, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 5, 1818 Inside has nearly two pages concerning the Indian troubles in Georgia and the thoughts of Andrew Jackson on the situation. See the hyperlink for further details of the controversy, which includes text taken from one of Jackson's letters printed in this newspaper.
In the second of two "Supplement" issues is a report with a sma... See More
December 15, 1818
NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 15, 1818 On the ftpg. under "Arbuthnot" are the charges and specifications pertaining to Alexander Arbuthots court martial ordered by Andrew Jackson. Rubbing and some lite dirtiness does not affect this report.
December 26, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 26, 1818 The first 13 pages are taken up with continued reporting on the: "Seminole War" and includes a wealth of letters and documents including 6 signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.
About one-third of the back page is taken up with an item with a small head: "Col. Boone" which notes in part: "The account of col. D. B... See More
April 10, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1819
* Asbury College (Maryland)
* Andrew Jackson & Winfield Scott
Inside has nearly 2 pages taken up with much on Asbury College, a one-time Methodist school in Baltimore, which ended in 1832 (see hyperlink for more). Also in this issue: "General Jackson and Scott" which takes 5 1/2 pages and includes 2 letters signed by ... See More
February 8, 1820
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, February 8, 1820 The front page of this issue contains an act of Congress signed in type: JAMES MONROE. Page 2 has a unusually large advertisement for "For Governor, Oliver Wolcott"
Other news and advertisements (some illustrated) of the day are within.
This is complete in four pages with some lite rubbing at the centerfold, otherwise in n... See More
July 1, 1820
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 1, 1820 The entire front page is an editorial headed: "Independence" concerning the upcoming anniversary of the 4th of July. Some great reading, with one paragraph beginning: "Nearly all the great actors in 1776 have made their exit to another & a better world, but some venerable men yet remain to bless our land with their presence...... See More
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