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Sackett's Harbor... Capture of Toronto...



Item # 647739

June 5, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 5, 1813  Much reporting on the War of 1812 with nearly 6 pages of accounts  under the heading: "Events Of The War". Included are items from Mobile with a Proclamation signed in type by: James Wilkinson; a report with small heading: "Capture of York [Toronto], in Canada" with much detail. Other items include: "Blockade of the Chesapeake" "American Prizes" "Gen. Z. M. Pike", a report from Sackett's Harbor signed in type by: A. M. Pike", and other items.
The back page has: "Postscript--Glorious News" which has a subhead: "Attack Upon Sackett's Harbor & Defeat of the Enemy" and "Extract of a Letter dated Sackett's Harbor, May 29".
Sixteen pages, measures 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 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. Wikipedia notes: "Niles...Register (was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: War of 1812

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