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The Constitution captures the Java... A very rare full page plate in this issue...



Item # 647698

February 27, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 27, 1813  Under "Naval Heroism" is a  message from the President concerning Captain Bainbridge and his frigate Constitution on the capture of the British frigate Java (see), signed by him in type: James Madison. There is much reporting under the heading: "Events of the War" has reports from Nashville, Ogdensburg, Niagara, & Fort George, but the most significant report is under: "Naval" which is a fine letter signed in type: William Bainbridge & headed: "U.S. Frigate Constitution" being his report of the capture of the British frigate Java (see photos). There are nearly six pages on the War of 1812.
Page 3 contains a list of the ships which comprised the: "Revolutionary Naval Force" in the year 1776, with their captains noted as well (see photos).
Attacked is the "Appendix to Volume The Third" as well as the "Addenda to Volume The Third" which includes a great rarity for this title: a full page print of: "The Columbian Steam Engine"
With the attachments there are 96 pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, very nice 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, 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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