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The Hornet & the Peacock...

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April 3, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, April 3, 1813 

* USS Hornet vs. HMS Peacock
* War of 1812 original reporting

Inside has: "A Proclamation" is from a few years earlier, signed in type: Th. Jefferson when he was President. This is followed by: "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 includes the official report signed by: James Lawrence, captain of the victorious Hornet. Other subheads include: "the Hornet & Peacock" "Blockade of the Delaware" "Battle of Frenchtown" "Military"  & "American Prizes". There are other items relating to the war as well including:  "Ship Building" "British Parole" "New Weapons" "British Discipline" and "The Tug of War".

Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th 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."

Category: War of 1812

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