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General Hull's historic Proclamation to the people of Canada...
Item # 656901
August 3, 1812
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Aug. 3, 1812 Reports include: "Commodore Rodgers' Squadron" "From Halifax" "Latest From Baltimore" "Fate of War" "United States' Frigate Constitution" and more items on the War of 1812.
Perhaps the most notable content is the: "Proclamation" by William Hull beginning: "Inhabitants of Canada! After 30 years of peace & prosperity the United States have been driven to arms..." with much more, signed in type: A. P Hull. Following the popular belief that Upper Canada would not resist invasion, Hull claimed that the Americans were there to free and protect the colonists from the "tyranny" of the British. At the same time, he used a threatening tone to caution residents against joining the British side.
Eight pages, 11 by 14 inches, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
Category: War of 1812