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Great issue on the fall of Detroit...

Item # 647755

September 26, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 26, 1812  Inside has over 6 pages under the heading: "Events of the War" with the latest news on the War of 1812. Among the subheads & reports are: "The North Western Army" which includes a letter signed in type: William Hull. This is followed by a very lengthy letter datelined from Fort George, Aug. 26, 1812, taking over 2 pages and also signed: W. Hull, concerning his surrender of the city of Detroit to the British. There are 2 more letters signed by Hull from shortly before the surrender, and then a letter from Detroit dated Aug. 4 signed by: P. Hanks & headed: "Michilimackinac". Even more concerning "General Hull".
Other items include: "Naval" "American Prizes" "The Brig Tulip" "Supplies for the Army" "Materials of War" "North Western Frontiers" "Naval Warfare" which has a lengthy letter from Governor Meigs; "British Challenge" "Employment of the Indians" and more.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th 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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