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Jackson On the victory at New Orleans and the end of the War of 1812...



Item # 647643

April 29, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 29, 1815 (with supplement)  Inside has much under the heading: "New Orleans" which begins: "General Orders. The commanding general, with the most lively emotions of joy & of gratitude to heaven, announces to the troops under his command that a treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain was ratified and exchanged at Washington on the 17th of February last..." which is signed: Robert Butler. This is followed by a document signed by: James Monroe, secretary of State concerning the end of the war, and this followed by an: "Address" to Andy Jackson, with: "The General's Answer" which is quite lengthy & signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Plus there is another address to Jackson followed by: "General Jackson's Answer" signed: Andrew Jackson.
There are nearly 4 pages of "War Events" which has several subheads including: "Capture of The President" "Last Naval Victory" and many other reports.
Included with this issue is the "Supplementary" issue of 8 pages which includes items relating to the War of 1812.
Complete in 24 pages, 6 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches, 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: War of 1812

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