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Much on the War of 1812... Background on the Battle of the Thames...



Item # 647670

January 15, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1814  Inside has over 2 pages on: "Proctor's Papers" prefaced with: "The following letters found among major-general Proctor's baggage captured on the Thames unfold many curious facts--and also show that the enemy's force...was much greater in the Upper Province than has been generally supposed." and what follows are many correspondences.
There are also 6 1/2 pages of: "Events of the War" with much reporting on the War of 1812 including subheads & reports such as; "British Courtesy!" "Retaliation" "The Embargo" "Spies Caught" "General Order" "Military--The Creeks" and several letters signed in type by Geo. McClure, Wm. Henry Harrison, John A. Rogers and Amos Hall.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, otherwise in generally 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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