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Much on the War of 1812...



Item # 647651

August 20, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 20, 1814  The front page begins with: "Steam Boat Navigation" which takes nearly 3 pages. Inside has: "The Essex Frigate" which takes a page. "Canada Papers" takes over a page & has items relating to the War of 1812. "Events of the War" take almost 9 pages with a great wealth of reporting on the War of 1812. Subheads & reports include: "Negociation" "Defence of New York" "British Grumbling" "N.W. Indians" "Military--From the Canadian Frontier" "Naval--News from the Ontario Fleets"; a letter dated from Sackett's Harbor; "The Enemy in the Chesapeake" and so much more.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 10 inches, even toning, otherwise in very good condition.

This small size 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, 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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