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Battle of Chippawa... Much on the loss of the Essex...



Item # 629999

July 16, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1814  The first several pages have much on American manufactures with various charts, including "Manufactures from Seed".
There is much content on the War of 1812 with most under the heading: "Events of the War" with smaller heads including: "Military" "Capture of Fort Erie--Battle of Chippewa" "General Orders" & more.
But the most significant content is the report from Captain David Porter on his naval battle off Valparaiso which caused the loss of his ship the Essex, with terrific detail and taking over 4 pages. Included is a report on the killed, wounded & missing which takes over a full column. And there are also several signed correspondences between D. Porter & the British commander James  Hillyar concerning the ultimate surrender.
The back page has: "A Brilliant Victory" which is a letter signed in type by Jacob Brown concerning the battle of Chippawa (see), with a brief reference to his victory at Fort Erie two days before.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, some lite scattered foxing, otherwise in nice condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: War of 1812

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