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On Wellington and Buonaparte... The Peacock and Hornet...



Item # 647620

August 26, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 26, 1815  Page 2 is mostly taken up with: "War Events: Copy of a Letter from Captain Biddle to Commodore Decatur" dated on board the Hornet being his report on the work of the Hornet and the Peacock (see). Another page has: "Of The Great Battles" beginning: "The following is given as Wellington's force previous to the attack of Bonaparte..." with details, and a letter signed: Wellington. Also: "Proclamation. The King to the French People" from just after the abdication of Napoleon Buonaparte, signed: Louis.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, very lite scattered foxing, otherwise in very good condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia it: "...(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: Pre-Civil War

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