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Proclamation from the British victor...



Item # 647666

February 5, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 5, 1814  Among the "Laws of the United States" is: "An Act making further provision for filling the ranks of the regular army, encouraging enlistments..." signed in type: James Madison. There are 5 pages taken up with: "Events of  the War" concerning news from the War of 1812. Included are subheads & reports: "Com. Perry" "The Heroes of Erie" "From the Lakes" "The Road to Peace" "British Moderation" "Road to Peace" "The Creeks" "Blockade of New London" and much more. Included also is: "A Proclamation" signed in type by: George Prevost, beginning: "The complete success which has attended his majesty's arms on the Niagara  frontier having placed in our possession the whole of the enemy's posts on that line...to retaliate on America the miseries which the unfortunate inhabitants of Newark had been made to suffer upon the evacuation of fort George. The villages of Lewiston, black Rock, and Buffalo, have accordingly been burned..." and much more, taking over 1 1/2 pages.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, evenly toned, 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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