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General William Hull is sentenced to death...



Item # 626756

May 17, 1814

THE WAR, New York, May 17, 1814 

* General William Hull death sentence
* Cowardice and neglect of duty
* Pardoned by James Madison


The front page includes: "Convention For the Exchange of Prisoners" 'Proclamation of Blockade" which takes most of a column & is signed: Alexander Cochrane; "Trial, Sentence, and Pardon of General Hull" for his surrendering of Detroit to the British, which includes: "Sentence - The said brig gen. Wm. Hull to be SHOT to death..." but he was pardoned by the President, signed in type: James Madison (see). Also "Gen. Hull's Address" which carries over to pg. 2 & is signed: William Hull.
Other war reports include; "Another Naval Victory" "The Peacock Arrived at Savannah with her Prize Money" "Loss of the Frolic" "Conclusion of the Creek War!" "Negro Stealing" "From Lake Erie" and more. Much great reading on the War of 1812.
Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 1/4 in., never-trimmed margins, very nice 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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