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Death of Tecumseh... Speech of Tecumseh...
Item # 617022
November 6, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 6, 1813 Near the back under the heading: "Events of the War" is a very brief yet significant notice reading: "A letter to the editor from Chilicothe states it as a thing believed, that Brig. Gen. Tecumseh was killed in the fight on the Thames." There are also many other items on the War of 1812 including a "Proclamation" signed by. Wm. H. Harrison and reports with small heads including: "Military--Hampton's Army" "the Lakes" "General Orders" "American Prizes" & "Naval". Also included is a full column text of the "Speech Of Tecumseh", rarely found in period newspapers.
Complete in 16 pages, measures 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 in., with scattered foxing, otherwise is 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