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Napoleon declares he is not a prisoner...

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October 14, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 14, 1815

* HMS Bellerophon of the Royal Navy
* Napoleon Bonaparte a guest onboard

Inside has an interesting article headed: "Napoleon Bonaparte", being a letter signed by him in type on Aug. 4 on board the ship Bellerophon, noting: "I protest solemnly...against the  violation of  my shared rights...I came voluntarily on board the Bellerophon. I am not a prisoner: I am an inhabitant of England. From the moment I set foot on board  the Bellerophon, I was under the protection of  the English nation..." with more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, minor foxing, nice condition.

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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