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The American Wasp captures the British ship Frolic...

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November 28, 1812

THE WAR, New York, Nov. 28, 1812 

* Capture of HMS Frolic
* Sloop-of-war USS Wasp
* War of 1812 naval battle

The entire front page & half of pg. 2 are taken up with: "Affairs With Great Britain". Page 3 has a nice account of the naval battle between the: "Wasp And Frolic", a victory for the Americans (see the web for more). Over half of the back page is taken up with a very detailed letter datelined: "Sackett's Harbor", signed in type: Isaac Chauncey. Also a shorter letter from Sackett's Harbor (see).
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.

Category: War of 1812

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