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Earliest report of the treaty ending the War of 1812?
Item # 628407
December 1, 1814
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1814 A section headed: "Interesting Intelligence..." begins with much reporting on the siege of Fort Erie, taking several pages. Further on is additional reporting of the War of 1812 under the heading: "American and the West Indies" (see photos for portions). But certainly the most notable content found under "Foreign Occurrences" and the headed: "Peace Between Great Britain and America" which announces: "Just as this sheet was being put to the press, dispatches from Ghent arrived in town...announcing, 'THAT A TREATY OF PEACE WAS SIGNED BETWEEN HIS MAJESTY AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BY THE RESPECTIVE PLENIPOTENTIARIES AT THAT PLACE, ON THE 24TH INST." Hostilities to cease as soon as the Treaty shall have been ratified by both of the governing powers." History does record that it was on Dec. 24 that the agreement to end the War of 1812 was agreed to at Ghent by the peace commissioners of both countries. This could well be the earliest periodical report of the treaty being reached, and great that it was a "stop the press" announcement.
Both full page plates called for are present, one showing: "Sefton Church, Lancashire"
Complete in 104 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page, great condition.
Category: War of 1812