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Battle of Chrysler's Farm... A report from an American General?
Item # 606520
December 2, 1813
BOSTON GAZETTE, Boston, Massachusetts, December 2, 1813 This issue contains many reports and articles pertaining to the Battle of Chrysler's (Crysler) Farm. The front page of this issue contains an article entitled "Frontier War" and "British Official Accounts" which are signed in type: EDW. BAYNES. On page 2 is the "American Official Accounts" which is signed in type: JAMES WILKINSON. There is also a Proclamation from and signed in type: JAMES WILKINSON, which says in part: "...Those, therefore, among you who remain quiet at home, should victory incline to the American standard, shall be protected in their persons and property -- But those who are found in arms must necessarily be treated as avowed enemies. To menace is unmanly -- to seduce dishonorably -- Yet it is just and humane to place these alternatives before you...". If one didn't know better, this proclamation sounds as if it may have come from a non-American General (see note below).
Other news and advertisements of the day, including many illustrated ship ads, are within.
This is complete in four pages with two small binding holes along the left spine, untrimmed, some lite scattered foxing, otherwise in good condition.
**Background (wiki): James Wilkinson (March 24, 1757 – December 28, 1825) was an American soldier and statesman, who was associated with several scandals and controversies. He served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, but was twice compelled to resign. He was twice the Commanding General of the United States Army, appointed first Governor of the Louisiana Territory in 1805, and commanded two unsuccessful campaigns in the St. Lawrence theater during the War of 1812. After his death, he was discovered to have been a paid agent of the Spanish Crown.
Category: War of 1812