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Broadside front page celebrating America's naval successes...
Item # 647738
March 27, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 27, 1813 The entire ftpg. is set like a broadside honoring the great "American Seamen, Who have Borne Columbia's Flag Triumphant..." with much more text, & lists of many of the famous including Hull, Decatur, Lawrence, etc. The many different type styles used on the front page makes this a very displayable issue (see photo).
There are other items within the issue including; "Honor to the Brave which honors the captains of the major ships of the War of 1812 (see photo), plus a nice chart: "Of Actions fought between ships of war of the United States and Great Britain since the Commencement of the war". Also: "Charleston Celebration" "American and British Vessels" "Events of the War" including a document signed by James Monroe, plus much more on several pages concerning events of the war
Complete in 16 pages measuring 6 by 9 1/2 inches, very slight irregular spine, evening 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: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: Pre-Civil War