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Madison's state-of-the-union address... Siege of Fort Meigs...
Item # 626545
June 1, 1813
THE WAR, New York, June 1, 1813
* President of James Madison
* State of the Union Address
* Siege of Fort Meigs - Ohio
* War of 1812
The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with the: "President's Message" which is signed in type: James Madison. This is his annual state-of-the-union address, with wealth of information on the War of 1812 and other concerns. Other articles within: "the North-Western Army" which is a fine letter on the siege of Fort Meigs, signed in type: Wm. Henry Harrison. Also: "General Orders which takes over one-third of a page & is signed: John O'Fallon; "Interesting Particulars" "Surrender of Mobile" "From Canada" "Com. Decatur's Squadron" "Impressed American" 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.
Category: War of 1812