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Much on the Battle of New Orleans & St. Marys...



Item # 642621

February 4, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 4, 1815  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." The inside of the issue has: "Events of the War - New Orleans & St. Mary's" which has some nice detail & includes a letter dated Dec. 26, 1814 signed in type: Andrew Jackson which includes in part: "...The enemy's force exceeded our by double & their loss was proportionally greater...I hope to be able to sustain the honor of our arms & to secure the safety of this country."  This is followed by two more letters signed by Jackson, one taking a full page. There is then: "Unofficial Accounts" with much on the military action at New Orleans including over 6 pages of coverage of both New Orleans and St. Marys.

On the front page under "Legislature of Pennsylvania" is the "Inaugural Address To the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth..." The address is signed in type: Simon Snyder. Snyder was the 3rd governor of Pennsylvania.

The coverage of the capture of the U.S. frigate President is also reported.

A nice issue on the final battle of the War of 1812, actually concluded after the treaty of peace had been signed. Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, some light foxing, in overall nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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