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Fall of Detroit... Constitution vs. the Guerriere...



Item # 647756

September 5, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 5, 1812  Inside has reports headed: "Upper Canada" "Account of the Wahabites" "American Prizes" and more. A section headed: "Events of the War" takes over 4 pages and has much on the War of 1812 including much on the fall of Detroit to the British with 4 dispatches signed in type by: W. Hull, Brig. Gen. There is "Naval" reporting as well including mention that: "The U.S. frigate Essex has taken eight English ships..." and details of the; "Particulars of the Late Action Between the U.S. frigate Constitution and the British frigate Guerriere" which takes over half a page (see).
Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, very lite scattered foxing, otherwise in 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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