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Capture of Pensacola... Attack of Tappahannock...



Item # 615760

December 17, 1814

BOSTON PATRIOT, Boston, Massachusetts, December 17, 1814  The front page and a portion of page two contains coverage on the treaty proceedings at Ghent.
Page two has the "Capture of Pensacola, the capital of West Florida." "...We learn that our army under Maj. Gen. Jackson, about 4000 strong, entered Pensacola, with very little loss, on the 7th ult. ... I write you a few lines to tell you that I am alive and well. We took the town by a coup de main the 7th... The Baranca has been blown up, and the object intended to be effected to wit, preventing the British from entering the Bay, cannot now be obtained so that we shall to day return to Mobile...".
Page two also has also has a report "The Brutal Enemy!" which was of attack made by Cockburn. "We learn that the enemy have descended the Rappahannock. Accounts from there state that their ascent up there was marked by a conduct every way worthy of the infamous Cockburn, plundering and burning on both shores almost everything within their reach... They have laid in ashes the Court-house, prison, collector's office, clerk's office, and a large ware-house, and scarcely a building escaped plunder or damage... they broke into the family vault of Col. Ritchie, and ransacked the ashes of the dead...".
Other news of the day and advertisements are within, including a reward for a deserter of the Infantry.
This is complete in four pages with subscriber name at the top, some foxing, otherwise in good condition.

Category: War of 1812

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