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Hints of a coming war... Population in the territories...



Item # 647758

January 25, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 25, 1812  The front page has a letter to Congress signed by the President: James Madison, which hints of the coming war: "...The continued evidence afforded in this correspondence of the hostile policy of the British government against our national rights, strengthens the considerations recommending & urging the preparation of adequate means for maintaining them." What follows are over 6 pages of additional correspondence which includes 2 letters signed: James Monroe, and one: Jas. Madison.
Inside has 1 1/2 pages taken up with a detailed chart of the: "Population of the Territories of the United States" (see). The back page has a report from Henderson, Kentucky, or an "Earthquake". Also a report from London of naval problems (see).
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, nice 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, 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: Pre-Civil War

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