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Treaty of Ghent signed... breaking news...



Item # 617281

February 15, 1815

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 15, 1815  Page 2 has a two column wide heading: "PEACE--SAFETY, and Prospect of returning COMMERCE, and PROSPERITY." And beneath this a letter "...which was immediately issued...in a Handbill!:..". The handbill headed For The Public was addressed to the publisher of this newspaper and contains the breaking news about the signing of the treaty, ending the War of 1812: "I HASTEN to acquaint you, for the information of the Public of the arrival here this afternoon of His Britanic Majestys sloop of war Favorites, in which has come passenger Mr. Carroll, American Messenger, having in his possession A TREATY OF PEACE, between this Country and Great Britain, signed the on the 24th December last..." signed in type by Jonathan Goodhue, followed by a statement from the newspaper: We most heartily felicitate our Country on this auspicious news, which may be relied on as wholly authentic. Hereafter is an interesting footnote stating that the cost to bring the express to Boston was $225 and was advanced by Mr. Goodhue.
Some related content under: Confirmation and Peace With America. A nice presentation and uncommon to have two full columns used for a report during this period.
A source notes that the news of the signing of the treaty reached America on February 11, 1815.
Irregular at the spine, ink is lite in some of the text in the last two related reports, otherwise in good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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