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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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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647695

The Constitution defeats the Java...

Item #647695

February 20, 1813

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 20, 1813  The prime feature of this issue would be the nice account of the naval batter between the U.S.S. Constitution and the Java, a victory for the American ship. The article is headed: "Splendid Naval Victory, by the Frigate Constitution, commodore Bainbridge" with the text beginning: "We have been obligingly favored by majo... See More  

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647690

Constitutions of Ohio and Louisiana...

Item #647690

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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647674

State-of-the-union address... Much on the War of 1812...

Item #647674

December 11, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 11, 1813  Within its pages are: "Catholics of Ireland" "Banking Capital of New York" and much more, but the prime content would be the: "President's Message" which takes nearly 3 pages and is signed in type: James Madison. This is the President's annual state-of-the-union address, with much content concerning the on-go... See More  

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647671

Madison, Monroe, and Harrison...

Item #647671

January 08, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 8, 1814  Inside has: "General Smyth's Petition" "The Embargo Question" "To Independence"; letters signed in type by James Monroe and James Madison. There are also 7 pages under the heading: "Events of the War". Among its subheads & reports are: "The Enemy" "The Friends of Peace" "From... See More  

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647664

Much on the military actions of Andrew Jackson, in his own words...

Item #647664

February 26, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 26, 1814  Within its pages is: "Events of the War" which consume nearly 7 of the 16 pages with the latest news from the on-going War of 1812. Among the reports and subheads are: "Vigilance"; a letter signed in type by: James Monroe; "Baltimore Vessels" "Additional Rules for the Recruiting Service"; 3 letters signed i... See More  

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647655

Andy Jackson gets a promotion... Attacking Texas...

Item #647655

June 04, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 4, 1814  Inside has over 6 pages taken up with: "Events of the War" reporting on the on-going War of 1812. Among the reports are a letter from Col. Hawkins concerning the Creek Indian War, plus a lengthier letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson, with more reporting on the Creek War. Another document is headed: "Traitors" begi... See More  

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647654

President Madison on the Embargo... Andrew Jackson & others...

Item #647654

July 02, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 2, 1814  The first 3 pages are taken up with a lengthy: "Report On The Fisheries" including a full front page chart, with notation that it is "By Thomas Jefferson". Inside  has 6 1/2 pages of "Events of the War" concerning the on-going War of 1812. Among the subheads and reports are: "The Army" which... See More  

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647652

Diagram of the Battle of Chippewa...

Item #647652

August 13, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 13, 1814  The front page begins with a report continued from the Supplement of the previous issue. It is followed by a report concerning the Battle of Chippewa, then followed by: "Brigade Orders" dated at Chippawa, July 10, 1814 carrying over to pg. 2. Pg. 2 also has: "British Official Account of the Battle of Chippewa" which inc... See More  

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647644

Investigating the invasion of Washington & Baltimore...

Item #647644

December 17, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 17, 1814  Almost the entire issue is taken up with "The Investigation" into how the British were able to invade the capital of the United States, Baltimore, & the vicinity, with an effort to find fault in the administration and/or the military leaders. A fascinating report with considerable detail and taking almost 13 pages. ... See More  

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647618

Allowing Indiana to become a state...

Item #647618

June 01, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 1, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is an article headed: "Laws of the United States. An Act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a constitution & state government & for the admission of such a state into the union..." which takes over a full pg. and is signed in type by H. Clay and the President, ... See More  

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647596

President Monroe addresses the country...

Item #647596

December 08, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 8, 1821  Perhaps the best item in this issue is the complete printing of President James Monroe's annual state-of-the-union address, in which he recounts the events of the year 1821 and makes plans for the future (see photos for portions). This address takes nearly 5 pages, and is the continuation of an annual tradition which began with Geor... See More  

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647188

Andrew Jackson is elected President...

Item #647188

January 01, 1825

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 1, 1825  The very first article at the top of page 1 has a small head: "Presidential Election" with the report noting: "It being ascertained that Louisiana has given three votes to gen. Jackson & two to Mr. Adams, as president--(and an undivided vote for Mr. Calhoun as vice president), we are enabled to state the result of the late el... See More  

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647186

The contentious Presidential election of 1824... John Quincy Adams eventually won...

Item #647186

December 18, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 18, 1824  The historic report in this issue would be the front page report of Andrew Jackson likely the Presidential election. I say likely, because--as the front page chart and text show--no candidate won a majority of the electoral votes, causing the election to be thrown into the House of Representatives. The text notes: "The p... See More  

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646429

Death of Martha Washington...

Item #646429

June 01, 1802

NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, June 1, 1802 



* Martha Washington death

* Mount Vernon




The top of page 3 has a nice, decoratively bordered report headed: "DIED, At Mount Vernon, on the 22nd last, Mrs. Martha Washington" and the text beginning: "widow of the late General George Washington. Composure & resignation were uniformly displayed during seventeen days of depre... See More  

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646336

Two front page Revere advertisements: copper and bells...

Item #646336

March 12, 1822

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, March 12, 1822



* Paul Revere's son



Near the bottom of the front page is a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Close to it is another add: "Copper" for sale by J.W. Revere, at the same address. Nice to have these 2 Revere ite... See More  

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645190

President Madison and the church & state controversy....

Item #645190

March 09, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 9, 1811 



* President James Madison

* Church & State controversy




Page 2 has a rather inconspicuous report under "National Legislature" that mentions not only a rare veto by the President (Madison), but also a religious establishment issue. The report states: "The bill for incorporating a Baptist Society in the Mississippi Ter
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644853

Short-lived campaign newspaper to elect Andrew Jackson...

Item #644853

July 26, 1828

UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, July 26, 1828  This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead. It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says, "Green proved to be of the hard-hitting politician type of editor... See More  

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644414

Naval battles on Lake Ontario: the War of 1812...

Item #644414

September 04, 1813

PORTSMOUTH ORACLE, New Hampshire, Sept. 4, 1813  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with 2 Acts of Congress each signed by the President: James Madison, one being a "Distillers' Tax".  Pg. 2 has: "Extract of a Letter form Com. Chauncey,to the Sec. of te Navy...from the ship General Pike at Sacket's Harbor, which takes over a full column concerning the naval battle on La... See More  

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644333

The War of 1812 is declared...

Item #644333

June 26, 1812

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, June 26, 1812 



* War of 1812 start

* Declaration of war




On page 3 near the top of the second column is A Proclamation issued by President James Madison confirming the Congress declaration of war against Great Britain, stating in part: "...Now therefore, I JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the
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644279

England & America agree to stop the slave trade...

Item #644279

June 05, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 5 and 12 1824 This is a pair of issues which, between them, include a lengthy article headed: "Suppression of the Slave Trade--Convention For The Suppression of the African Slave Trade. The June 5 issue has an introductory letter signed in type by the President: James Monroe, followed by the "slave trade" article which takes over 6 pages a... See More  

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644278

Election of Andrew Jackson... Cherokee Indians & land troubles...

Item #644278

November 22, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 22, 1828  One of the front page reports has a small head: "The Election" which begins: "The most anxious & ardent, as well as the most rude & ruthless political contest that ever took place in the United States, is now decided in the election of a large majority of electors pledged to the support of gen. Andrew J... See More  

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644276

The "Wasp" is captured... Madison's state-of-the-union address...

Item #644276

November 07, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1812  There are at least two notable reports in this issue, the first being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, signed by him in type: James Madison. This was the first war-time annual message and much of this 2+ page "Message" deals with the War of 1812 (see for portions).

Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Events... See More  

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643378

Treaty of Ghent ends the War of 1812...

Item #643378

March 01, 1815

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 1, 1815 



* Treaty of Ghent signed

* War of 1812 officially over




The front page has: "TREATY Of Peace And Amity, Between his Britannick Majesty and the United States of America.", the treaty which ended the War of 1812. The treaty contains a preface beginning: "His Brittanick Majesty and the United States of America, desirous... See More  

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643243

Andrew Jackson addresses the people of Florida...

Item #643243

November 10, 1821

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 10, 1821  Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "General Jackson" which is his address to the citizens of Florida in which he announces the temporary organization of the government of Florida. This address takes over a full page and is signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson, Gov. of the Floridas (see photos for po... See More  

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643210

Andy Jackson calls on free African-Americans to fight for their country...

Item #643210

December 03, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 3, 1814  Two pages are taken up with a nice & detailed account headed:"Attack Upon Baltimore - British Account" as taken from the London Gazette Extraordinary (see for portions). Included is the: "Return of killed & wounded in the action with the enemy, near Baltimore, on the 12th September, 1814."

Further on i... See More  

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642621

Much on the Battle of New Orleans & St. Marys...

Item #642621

February 04, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 4, 1815  This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th 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.&qu... See More  

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642495

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

Item #642495

December 28, 1811

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 28, 1811  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 Indians..." with the complete text taking nearl... See More  

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642118

Battle of Waterloo... Andrew Jackson murdered?

Item #642118

August 19, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 19, 1815  Certainly the prime  content in this issue is a French version of the Battle of Waterloo. An inside page has a dispatch from the Duke of Wellington which recaps some of the events of the war and the follow-up movements. This is followed by a report from the French on the historic battle, which was a significant defeat for Napoleon B... See More  

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640644

President Madison signs a Proclamation...

Item #640644

July 18, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1812 The front page page of this issue contains "A Proclamation" from the president for "...a day of public humiliation and prayer:.. to offer, at one and the same time, their common vows, and adorations to Almighty God... of seeking his merciful forgiveness, and his assistance... that in the present season of calamity and war... care and pro... See More  

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639918

Lengthy Act of Congress signed by the President...

Item #639918

April 21, 1815

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, April 21, 1815 



* President James Monroe



Over half of pg. 2 is taken up with: "Furniture Tax - An Act" of Congress, signed in type by the President: James Madison.

Four pages, some light dirtiness inside.

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639901

Trio of issues on the inauguration of James Monroe, & more...

Item #639901

March 19, 1817

ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, a nice trio of consecutive  issues dated March 12, 15, and 19, 1817 on the inauguration of James  Monroe.



* James Monroe inauguration

* President of the United States




March 12 has on pg. 2: "The Inauguration" from Washington City, including: "Under the auspices of a delightful day, yesterday took place the interesting ceremony a... See More  

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639484

Early building code restrictions for Washington, D.C...

Item #639484

May 11, 1810

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 11, 1810  Page 3 contains a detailed building code notice for Washington, D.C., signed in type by the President: James Madison (see). Nice item on early restrictions for buildings in the capital city. Also a "Thirty Dollars Reward" for 3 runaway slaves, and another similar on pg. 3 and yet another on pg. 4.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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638920

Death of Sam Adams...

Item #638920

October 08, 1803

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 8, 1803 



* Samuel Adams death

* Governor of Massachusetts




The top of page 2 has a rather unassuming article: "Yesterday morning the death of Mr. SAMUEL ADAMS, Esq. late Governor of this Commonwealth, was announced to the inhabitants by the tolling of all the bells in town. Mr. Adams has long been a valetudinarian; and has experienced much of the indisposition... See More  

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638637

The Articles of Confederation... The War of 1812...

Item #638637

October 03, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 3, 1812 The entire front page is taken up with a printing of the "Articles of Confederation & Perpetual Union" which were approved by Congress in 1777 and ratified in 1781. The text carries over to take most of page 2 as well, where it concludes with the signature of the various members of Congress (see).

Other items include: "An Act to P... See More  

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638146

Jackson accounts the end of war to his soldiers: but to beware...

Item #638146

April 01, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  April 1, 1815 



* General Andrew Jackson

* Warns his soldiers (end of war?)

* re. Treaty of Ghent




 
Inside has a letter signed by: And. Jackson to his "Fellow citizens and soldiers" with a New Orleans dateline, regarding the articles of peace signed at Ghent, telling them to be on guard: "...the enemy too often seeks ... See More  

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637491

Death of Martha Washington...

Item #637491

June 01, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, June 1, 1802  Inside under "The Knell" is a brief yet very notable death report: "At Mount Vernon, on the 22d ult. Mrs. Martha Washington, relict of the late illustrious Gen. George Washington."

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, great condition.

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636382

Hull not to be rewarded for capturing the Guerriere...

Item #636382

February 06, 1813

THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Feb. 6, 1813 Reports include: "A Bill for the Regulation of Seamen on Board the Publick Vessels..." (printing flaw here); "North Western Army" is a letter from a soldier at "Head Quarters, Upper Sandusky"; much reporting from "Congress" which includes: "Captain Hull's Remunerations Bill Thrown Out" ... See More  

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636335

Presidential Proclamation... Day of Thanksgiving... The War of 1812...

Item #636335

March 11, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1815  Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Day of Thanksgiving - By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" signed in type: James Madison. It was proclaimed, as noted near the beginning: "...to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving &... See More  

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632760

Five issues, all with a Revere bell foundry advertisement...

Item #632760

June 16, 1829

THE RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, 1829  A lot of five issues, each containing on the back page a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Each issue cleanly loose at the spine, scattered foxing, good condition. ... See More  

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630749

The founding of the American Bible Society... John Jacob Astor named director...

Item #630749

May 15, 1816

NEW-YORK SPECTATOR, New York City, May 15, 1816  The front page has a headline "American Bible Society". "It is with much pleasure we announce, that the Convention of Delegates from the numerous Bible Societies in the United States, which convened in this City on Wednesday last, have after long and mature deliberation formed an institution, entitled 'The American Bible Soci... See More  

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627864

Acts signed by James Monroe...

Item #627864

February 08, 1820

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, February 8, 1820  The front page of this issue contains an act of Congress signed in type: JAMES MONROE. Page 2 has a unusually large advertisement for "For Governor, Oliver Wolcott"

Other news and advertisements (some illustrated) of the day are within.

This is complete in four pages with some lite rubbing at the centerfold, otherwise in n... See More  

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622727

Front page illustrated ad for the Revere bell foundry...

Item #622727

March 14, 1822

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, March 14, 1822 The bottom of the front page includes a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Nice to have this Revere item on the front page of a Boston newspaper.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition. ... See More  

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622024

Bonaparte & the Bible in St. Helena...

Item #622024

May 01, 1816

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, May 1, 1816 



* Napoleon exiled to St. Helena



The front page has a brief letter from St. Helena concerning Bonaparte in banishment (see). Also on the ftpg: "Earthquake at Lisbon". Page 2 has a very lengthy Act of Congress "To regulate the Duties on Imports & Tonnage" signed in type by the President: James Madison.

Four pages, bit irregular at ... See More  

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621325

Interesting church and state item...

Item #621325

March 12, 1811

THE REPERTORY, Boston, March 12, 1811 



* Church and State

* President James Madison




Page 2 has: "National Legislature" being a rather inconspicuous report mentioning not only a rare veto by the President, but also concerns a religious establishment issue. The report states: "The bill for incorporating a Baptist Society in the Mississippi Territory, and granting five acre... See More  

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619090

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

Item #619090

January 30, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 30, 1813  Inside has a full page chart; "A Statement of the Annual Expenditures of the United States" (see); an article: "Impressed Seamen" which contains 6 letters from James Madison, Jno. Rodgers & others; over two pages under the heading: "Events of the War" with various subheads including a letter signed in type by: Z.... See More  

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615458

War in the Chesapeake...

Item #615458

July 02, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 2, 1814  Among the articles are: "Affair At Scituate" "War in the Chesapeake Waters" "War in the Chesapeake Waters" "War in the Chesapeake" "Detached Corps" "Canadian Papers" "Our Envoys In Europe" " and "A Proclamation" signed in type by the President: James Madison which con... See More  

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614072

Sackett's Harbor & Milledgeville...

Item #614072

August 24, 1813

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington City, Aug. 24, 1813  The front page has: "Latest From Lake Ontario" which has an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman at Sackett's Harbor..." "Indian News" datelined from Milledgeville; "Report of the Big Warrior to Colonel Hawkins" "Croghan's Gallant Feat - Further Particulars".

Inside has 3 Acts ... See More  

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610524

Celebrating the 4th of July...

Item #610524

July 01, 1820

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 1, 1820  The entire front page is an editorial headed: "Independence" concerning the upcoming anniversary of the 4th of July. Some great reading, with one paragraph beginning: "Nearly all the great actors in 1776 have made their exit to another & a better world, but some venerable men yet remain to bless our land with their presence...... See More  

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