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The Battle of York... Siege of Fort Miegs... President's Message...



Item # 601497

June 1, 1813

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, June 1, 1813  The front page is "New-York, May 24, Latest From Sacket's Harbor" which provides a report on the Battle of York. There is also an extract of a letter from an officer to his father which reports on the death of Gen. Pike "...We arrived at this place last evening from Niagara. The body of General Pike was with us. He was killed by the explosion of magazine, on which a vast collection of stones, shot, and other missiles were collected...". A list of the officers staff that were killed is also included.
Page two reports "GOOD NEWS from the North-Western Army - The Enemy Repulsed". This is a copy of the letter from Gen. W. H. Harrison to the secretary of war on the Siege of Fort Miegs. This is followed by addition General Orders, copy of a dispatch from Gen. Harrison and a letter from Gen. Clay to Gen. Harrison. These take up 3/4 of the page.
Page three carries the President's Message to the House of Representatives "At an early day after the close of the last session of Congress, an offer was formerly communicated from his Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of Russia... to meet their adversary in honorable experiments for terminating the war,... Three of our eminent citizens were accordingly commissioned with the requisite powers to conclude a treaty of peace..." This is signed in type: JAMES MADISON.
The back page contains an enlistment advertisement.
Other news and advertisements are within.
This is complete in four pages, measuring 20 x 12.5 inches, with some very lite scattered foxing, otherwise is in good condition.

Category: War of 1812

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