U.S. Founding Fathers - 19th Century

Many of the Founding Fathers of the United States continued to have direct and/or indirect impact well beyond the end of the Revolutionary War... their influence extending far into the early 19th century. The following issues, while dated post-1799, have references to these historic figures from American History.

U.S. Founding Fathers - 19th Century

Many of the Founding Fathers of the United States continued to have direct and/or indirect impact well beyond the end of the Revolutionary War... their influence extending far into the early 19th century. The following issues, while dated post-1799, have references to these historic figures from American History.
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654199

Thomas Jefferson on African colonization...

Item #654199

April 19, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817  The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More  

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654178

James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle...

Item #654178

July 18, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1818  Of importance is the multi-page printing of former President James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle.



The Wiley Online Library, in regards to this lengthy address, states the following: "James Madison's 1818 Address to the Albemarle Agricultural Society offers new insight into the diverse historiog... See More  

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653645

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #653645

June 03, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 3, 1803  The top of the back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."

Parson Weems was an author who wrote the... See More  

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653431

Battle of Fort Meigs...

Item #653431

May 29, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1813 



* Siege of Fort Meigs - Ohio

* William Henry Harrison




The first  two pages are taken up with the: "President's Message" signed in type: James Madison, in which he discusses much about the War of 1812. Over 4 pages are taken up with: "Events of the War" which includes a letter signed by: Wm. Henry Harrison concer... See More  

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653427

The battle at Plattsburgh, New York...

Item #653427

October 15, 1814

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 15, 1814 



* Battle of Plattsburgh - New York



Page 4 has a "British Proclamation" for preventing British citizens from serving in the U.S. military. Also: "Macomb's Victory" which is on the Battle at Plattsburgh, wit much detail. 

Also inside is: "Events of the War" with various reports including a letter sign... See More  

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653423

Washington praises Hamilton... Slave numbers decreasing in South Carolina...

Item #653423

April 18, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 18, 1829  Pages 1 & 2 has an article: "Decrease of Slaves in South Carolina" which is attributed to the tariff of 1824. Much detail. 

Page 5 has: "Petroleum" which concerns the discovery of oil in Kentucky. Another page has a letter signed in type: George Washington & datelined at Mt. Vernon, Sept. 25, 1798, sent t... See More  

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653422

Washington praises Hamilton... Slave numbers decreasing in South Carolina...

Item #653422

April 18, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 18, 1829  Pages 1 & 2 has an article: "Decrease of Slaves in South Carolina" which is attributed to the tariff of 1824. Much detail. 

Page 5 has: "Petroleum" which concerns the discovery of oil in Kentucky. Another page has a letter signed in type: George Washington & datelined at Mt. Vernon, Sept. 25, 1798, sent t... See More  

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653265

Letters from Jefferson & Adams on war...

Item #653265

July 13, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 13, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, signed in type by him: T... See More  

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653258

Charles Carroll presents a copy of the Declaration of Independence...

Early Texas, slavery, and Indian disturbances...

Item #653258

July 19, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828  The front page has, "CHARLES CARROLL," which gives details of the last surviving signor of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through ... See More  

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653255

Details on the Declaration of Independence, by an eye-witness...

Item #653255

June 28, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More  

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653254

Andrew Jackson's trial continues... The frigate Constitution...

Item #653254

June 10, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 10, 1815 The issue begins mid-sentence with: "Gen. Jackson's "Trial" taking over 4 pages. There are 3 pages of "Health Statistics" with state-by-state charts breaking down the population by sex, and age. There are nearly 2 pages of "War Events: Or Things Incidental to the Late War" which includes a su... See More  

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651261

Naval battles of the War of 1812...

Item #651261

January 06, 1816

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 6, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very nice full page chart headed: "NAVAL BATTLES" which lists the various naval actions of the War of 1812, with columns headed "Action Between" "When" "Where fought" "Commander's Name" and several more (see). This chart includes a great wealth of c... See More  

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651005

Massacre of American Indian allies... Illinois becomes a state...

Item #651005

December 05, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 5, 1818  Inside has nearly two pages concerning the Indian troubles in Georgia and the thoughts of Andrew Jackson on the situation. See the hyperlink for further details of the controversy, which includes text taken from one of Jackson's letters printed in this newspaper.

In the second of two "Supplement" issues is a report with a sma... See More  

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650824

Lafayette & Jefferson have an emotional reunion... The Presidential election...

Item #650824

November 20, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 20, 1824  Inside has over 3 pages taken up with various reports concerning the "Presidential Election", with local & stare returns as received up to the publication date. It would ultimately be won by John Quincy Adams. A brief item: "The Pirates" reports of a ship captured off the coast of Cuba by pirates who murdered al... See More  

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650578

Reporting the death of John Jay...

Item #650578

May 23, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 23, 1829



* John Jay death



Page 6 has a brief & inconspicuous--yet notable--report of the death of John Jay, the nation's first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: "The venerable John Jay, formerly chief justice of the United States,, etc. died in Westchester county, New York, on Sunday last in the 85th year of his age. The New York pape... See More  

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650576

Anger over the Trail of Tears...... Franklin quote...

Item #650576

August 01, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1829  The top of the ftpg. has a small bit about Martin Van Buren, Secretary of State at the time, being granted an honorary doctorate of law degree from Rutgers' College.

Inside has an article: "Slavery In Colombia" as well as: "Georgia And The Cherokees" being a letter from the brother of a chief and his anger at their ... See More  

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650562

From Maine, 14 years before statehood...

Item #650562

September 25, 1806

EASTERN ARGUS, Portland, Sept. 25, 1806 



* Rare 19th century title

* Thomas Jefferson




This was actually part of Massachusetts at the time as Maine did not become a state until 1820. A very early Maine newspaper 14 years before statehood.

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with An Act" of Congress relating to claims of land in the territory of Orleans, part of the recent Louisiana Purc... See More  

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650415

From 1808 Madrid, Spain...

Item #650415

April 15, 1808

GAZETA DE MADRID, Spain, April 15, 1808  The ftpg. begins with news from America announcing the election of James Madison as President. Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 6 by 8 3/4 inches, great condition.

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650382

Reporting on the War of 1812...

Item #650382

January 22, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1814  Much reporting from "Congress" includes letters signed in type by James Madison, John Q. Adams and James Monroe. Also: "Events of the War" is nearly 2 pages of reports from the on-going War of 1812 including subheads: "Traitors--Actual & Moral" "Flag of Truce" "the Niagara Frontier" "The ... See More  

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650298

Jackson On the victory at New Orleans and the end of the War of 1812...

Item #650298

April 29, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 29, 1815 (with supplement)  Inside has much under the heading: "New Orleans" which begins: "General Orders. The commanding general, with the most lively emotions of joy & of gratitude to heaven, announces to the troops under his command that a treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain was ratified and exchanged ... See More  

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650295

On the Battle of New Orleans and so much more... Much on naval events...

Item #650295

March 04, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 4, 1815  The issue begins with a great editorial concerning the end of the War of 1812, beginning: "The last six months is the proudest period in the history of the republic. The review presents us with a galaxy of glorious war deeds, terminating in an honorable peace, happily signed in the very arms of victory..." with much more, taking ... See More  

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650276

Proclamation from the British victor...

Item #650276

February 05, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 5, 1814  Among the "Laws of the United States" is: "An Act making further provision for filling the ranks of the regular army, encouraging enlistments..." signed in type: James Madison. There are 5 pages taken up with: "Events of  the War" concerning news from the War of 1812. Included are subheads & reports: "Co... See More  

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650012

Madison's review of the year 1815... Chart notes values of slaves...

Item #650012

December 09, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1815 



* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address




The notable content is the full text of the President's annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Madison. He reviews all that happened in 1815 with much on the details of the end of the War of 1812.

Several state statistical charts including one for North Caro... See More  

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650008

Indiana prepares for statehood... Court martial trial of General Edmund Gaines...

Item #650008

November 30, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1816  Pages 7 & 8 contain the inaugural address of Governor Jennings, the first governor of Indiana, given just a month prior  to Indiana becoming the 19th state of the Union. Not surprisingly much of his speech focuses on the work in gaining statehood.

Also inside is great detail on the: "Trial of General Gaines" court marti... See More  

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649956

Anger over the Trail of Tears... Franklin quote...

Item #649956

August 01, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1829  The top of the ftpg. has a small bit about Martin Van Buren, Secretary of State at the time, being granted an honorary doctorate of law degree from Rutgers' College.

Inside has an article: "Slavery In Colombia" as well as: "Georgia And The Cherokees" being a letter from the brother of a chief and his anger at their ... See More  

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649896

Reporting the death of John Jay...

Item #649896

May 23, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 23, 1829  Page 6 has a brief & inconspicuous--yet notable--report of the death of John Jay, the nation's first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: "The venerable John Jay, formerly chief justice of the United States,, etc. died in Westchester county, New York, on Sunday last in the 85th year of his age. The New York papers abound with we... See More  

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649794

Need to create a naval depot near the nation's capital...

Item #649794

July 13, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 13, 1816  The ftpg. has most of a column headed: "NAVAL DEPOT" which begins: "The events of the late  war have established the opinion that it is necessary for the United States to create a Naval Depot or establishment on some part o the Chesapeake for the repairing of ships and their protection in time of war..." with much mor... See More  

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649734

Former Secretary of State to become president of the American Bible Society...

Item #649734

July 03, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL.....EXTRA, Boston, July 3 1811  The entirety of this 4 page issue concerning the resignation of Robert Smith as Secretary of State under James Madison, much of it being: "Hon. Robert Smith's Address To the People of the United States". Included are other documents signed by hi as well as a letter signed by James Madison. Robert Smith would eventually become pr... See More  

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649510

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

Item #649510

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 m... See More  

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649479

Battle of Tippecanoe... Lengthy & detailed account...

Item #649479

December 28, 1811

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 28, 1811



* Battle of Tippecanoe

* William Henry Harrison




 Perhaps the prime content in this issue is a report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, headed: "Battle On The Wabash" and prefaced with: "...message from the President of the United States, enclosing governor Harrison's two letters...on the late engagement with the Indian... See More  

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649466

Script signature by John Adams...

Item #649466

May 30, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 30, 1801  The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Laws of the United States---An Act giving a right of pre-emption to certain persons...for lands lying...in the North West of the Ohio." signed in script type by the President: John Adams. Nice to have a script signature by the President on the front page.

Four pages, some heavy staining and s... See More  

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649444

Constitutions of Ohio and Louisiana...

Item #649444

August 28, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 28, 1813  Pages 1-4 contains five letters under the heading: "Further Executive Proceedings" signed in type by either James Monroe of  James Madison, concerning relations with Sweden. Also in the issue: "Events of the War" with much on the War of 1812 including letters signed in type by Henry Proctor, Isaac Chauncey and two by Wm. ... See More  

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649427

Proclamation by the President... List of impressed seamen...

Item #649427

July 31, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 31, 1813 



* President James Madison proclamation

* Prayer re. struggles of War of 1812




Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "A Proclamation" by the President, signed in type: James Madison, for a "...day of Public Humiliation and Prayer...and the eyes of all be turned to that Almighty Power in whose hand are the welfare and the destiny... See More  

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649289

From Thomas Jefferson's presidency...

Item #649289
BOSTON GAZETTE, dated in 1808-1809  A lot of ten issues from the early 19th century when Thomas Jefferson was president.  News and advertising of the day provide perspective on this formative period.  Irregular at the spine but without loss of text; some foxing and wear with lite staining, typical for the period.  The photo shows an example of the look and condition of the issu... See More  

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649276

From Thomas Jefferson's administration...

Item #649276
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 1807-1809  A lot of 10 issues of this popular title from the "Hub City". All have the subscriber's name written in the margin above the masthead, some minor edge tears, a few scattered stains, and occasional foxing, but overall quite nice.

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649235

Oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States...

Item #649235
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, 1809-1810  A lot of eight issues of the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.  Each with occasional foxing; otherwise nice.  Great to have from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's presidency.  The image shows the look and condition of the issues you will receive.  Actual dates vary within the specified time-frame.... See More  

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649109

Great chart on the ships of war...

Item #649109

August 15, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 15, 1812 



* War of 1812

* United States Navy




Inside has over half a page on: "An Act to Authorize the Issuing of Treasury Notes" signed: James Madison. Also: "Drafted Militia" "Proclamation" by the governor of Connecticut concerning the War of 1812; "North Carolina Patriotism" and a nice chart headed: "Ve... See More  

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649044

Daniel Boone is not dead... Andrew Jackson & the Seminole Indian War...

Item #649044

December 26, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 26, 1818  The first 13 pages are taken up with continued reporting on the: "Seminole War" and includes a wealth of letters and documents including 6 signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.

About one-third of the back page is taken up with an item with a small head: "Col. Boone" which notes in part: "The account of col. D. B... See More  

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648967

Background on the Callender/Jefferson connection...

Item #648967

March 23, 1801

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1801 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James T. Callender




Page 2 has a small & curious item: "We hear that the President of the United States has remitted the remainder of the sentence of James Thompson Callender, convicted last summer of a libel..." with a bit more. It was Callender whom Jefferson... See More  

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648903

1813 Death of the "Gerrymander"...

Item #648903

April 07, 1813

BOSTON GAZETTE, April 8, 1813 



* Death of the "Gerrymander"

* Governor Elbridge Gerry




Page 3 begins with an interesting article headed: "The Gerrymander", essentially a report of its death. The "gerrymander" was--and remains to this day--a controversial political maneuver used to reshape voting districts in order to favor a political party. It was named fo... See More  

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648731

Converting the Jews... Indiana joins the Union...

Item #648731

December 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 14, 1816  One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including:

"...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five yeas & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rat... See More  

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648714

Benjamin Franklin's thoughts on religion...

Item #648714
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Jan. 1815  Within this issue is: "Dr. Franklin's Last Thoughts on Religion" which begins: "That the name of Benjamin Franklin cannot fail of occupying a conspicuous place in future histories of the 18th century, will, I have no doubt, be readily admitted..." and ends with his thoughts: "...inquiring of the Doctor what were his... See More  

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648184

President's state-of-the-union address...

Item #648184

December 18, 1825

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATESMAN & CONCORD REGISTER, Dec. 18, 1825 



* President Andrew Jackson

* State of the Union Address




All of the ftpg. and most of pg. 2 are taken up with the President's state-of-the-union address to Congress, a tradition begun with Washington and continuing yet today. Signed in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. A great review of notable events in 1830.

Fou... See More  

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647760

Latest from the War of 1812, and more...

Item #647760

January 02, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1813  Inside includes a lengthy address headed: "Legislature of Kentucky" signed; Isaac Shelby. Other content includes: "Privateers" "Distribution of Army" which includes a state-by-state chart (see photos); "Imprisonment of Seamen" which includes documents signed by James Monroe, James Madison & others.

Over... See More  

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647758

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 m... See More  

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647753

Discussing the slave trade...

Item #647753

November 21, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 21, 1812  The front page begins with a "Message from the President to Congress, signed: James Madison. Inside includes; "West Florida" "Russia & Spain"  "Privateering" "Important Discovery" being perpetual motion; "The Slave Trade" and more. Near the back is over a full page on: "Events o... See More  

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647749

Early from the War of 1812...

Item #647749

July 25, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1812  Pages 1 thru 6 have much concerning the "Journal of the Stamp Act Congress" held at New York, 1765. But also much on the War of 1812 from the beginning months including: "Alien Enemies" "An Act Respecting Alien Enemies" from 1793 signed in type by the President: John Adams; "Restoration of American Seamen" ... See More  

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647748

War is declared, beginning the War of 1812...

Item #647748

June 20, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812  An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 pages. And on the back page is the formal Act of Congress declaring war against England, ... See More  

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647745

Madison's state-of-the-union address...

Item #647745

November 09, 1811

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 9, 1811

Beginning on the front page is the: "President's Message" which carries over to take all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 where it is signed in type: James Madison. This was the President's annual state-of-the-union address in which he addresses the significant issues of the year and thoughts on 1812, particularly noteworthy sinc... See More  

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647698

The Constitution captures the Java... A very rare full page plate in this issue...

Item #647698

February 27, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 27, 1813  Under "Naval Heroism" is a  message from the President concerning Captain Bainbridge and his frigate Constitution on the capture of the British frigate Java (see), signed by him in type: James Madison. There is much reporting under the heading: "Events of the War" has reports from Nashville, Ogdensburg, Niagara, & For... See More  

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