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"Don't give up the ship"... much content on the War of 1812...



Item # 604353

October 9, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 9, 1813 This newspaper published in the midst of much action during the War of 1812, and being not far from the nation's capital it had access to much news of the period.
Among the great wealth of war-related articles are: "Trial for Piracy" "Barbarities of the Enemy" which takes over 2 pages; "Events of the War" which has many items including a report headed: "Tremendous Battle on Lake Ontario" and a: "...letter from Commodore Chauncey to the Secretary of the Navy" aboard the U.S. General Pike at the Niagara River, which includes in part: "...a report here...that Capt. Perry has captured the whole of the enemy's fleet on Lake Erie. If this should prove true in all its details...he has immortalised himself & not disappointed the high expectations formed of his talents & bravery..." & more, signed by him in type: Isaac Chauncey (see). Another report with a small head: "The Battle on the Lake" notes: "...moment that Perry commenced the action he hoisted, at his fore-to-gallant masthead, a large flag, until then unseen by, and unknown to his officers, on which were these words legible to the whole fleet & to the enemy, 'DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP.' This had a powerful effect..." & more.
This is complete in 16 pages, measuring 6 by 9 1/2 inches, with scattered foxing, otherwise in very nice condition.

Category: War of 1812

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