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Americans capture two British ships...



Item # 626384

November 14, 1812

THE WAR, New York, Nov. 14, 1812  Most of the front page is taken up with the: "Letter from Capt. Elliot to the Sec. of the Navy..." datelined at Black Rock (near Buffalo), reporting on the capture of the British ships Detroit & Caledonia. Other war content inside includes: "Affair at St. Regis' "March of the Volunteers" "The War by Land & Sea" "Naval & Marine Memoranda" and more.
Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 1/4 in., never-trimmed margins, very nice, clean condition.

This is a fascinating, short-lived newspaper, having begun in 1812 with the exclusive purpose of reporting on the War of 1812 (hence the title). When the war ended, so did this newspaper.

Item from Catalog 263 (released for October, 2017)...

Category: War of 1812

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