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The War of 1812 has ended... Andy Jackson praises his troops at the Battle of New Orleans...



Item # 649919

February 25, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 25, 1815  Pages 2 & 3 contain the: "President's Message" to Congress announcing the end of the War of 1812, beginning: "I lay before congress copies of the treaty of peace & amity between the United States & his Britannic majesty, which was signed by the commissioners of both parties at Ghent, on the 24th of December, 1814..." signed in type: James Madison. This is followed by a great letter headed: "Further from New Orleans" prefaced with: "Address directed by major general Jackson to be read at the head of each of the corps composing the line below New Orleans, Jan. 21, 1815" and beginning: "Citizens and fellow soldiers! The enemy has retreated and your general has now leisure to proclaim to the world what he has noticed with admiration and price--your undaunted courage, your patriotism & patience under hardships and fatigues..." with much more. This is followed by: "General Orders" which related to the end of the war, taking over a full page.
There is also a letter from New Orleans written at the very begging of the Battle of New Orleans, and then some four pages headed: "Events of the War" with much news.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, some lite scattered foxing, otherwise in good 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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