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603019

Breaking news on the Embargo...

Item #603019

April 04, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 4, 1812  The top of page 2 has a breaking news report headed: "EMBARGO. By Express from Washington in 76 hours...containing the Highly Alarming Information that an Embargo would be proposed to Congress on Wednesday last..." with further details (see). All set in larger-than-normal type.

Four pages, nice condition.

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686202

Madison's controversial Embargo Law of 1812: prelude to the War of 1812...

Item #686202

April 11, 1812

SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, April 11, 1812   Most of a page 2 column is taken up with the full printing of the historic: "EMBARGO LAW, An Act laying an Embargo on all the Ships and Vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, for a limited time", signed in type by the President: James Madison.

Those opposed to the embargo considered it
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686031

The Embargo Act...

Item #686031

April 13, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, April 13, 1812  Most of the middle column of the front page is taken up with: "AN ACT Laying an Embargo on all the Ships & Vessels in the Ports & Harbors of the United States, for a Limited Time" which would be a prelude to a war with England. It is signed in type by the President: James Madison

Another Act of Congress on the ftpg. as w... See More  

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686243

War of 1812 shipping embargo....

Item #686243

April 14, 1812

THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 14, 1812  A very historic front page, as it includes a report headed: "EMBARGO" which reports on the voting for this historic measure which would lead to the War of 1812 with England.

The front page also has the: "Confidential Message" to the senate, in which the President states: "...expedient under existing
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680643

Death of Vice-Presdent George Clinton... Statehood of Louisiana...

Item #680643

April 25, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1812  Inside has a report headed: "George Clinton -- Dead !" which includes: "... It is with feeling of unmixed veneration for the character of the revolutionary hero, the patriot and statesman, combined in one, that we announce that the venerable GEORGE CLINTON IS NO MORE. He expired about 9 o'clock yesterday morning, at his lodgin... See More  

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680733

How Napoleon treats Americans...

Item #680733

May 01, 1812

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, May 1, 1812  Page 2 has: "Buonaparte's Treatment to the American" taking most of a column & introduced with: "The following is a plain unvarnished narrative of the cruelties & sufferings experienced by one of our fellow citizens during his captivity with our 'dear friends'...".

Four pages, damp staining to the bottom half,... See More  

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654814

Military career of Henry Dearborn... Early on wine...

Item #654814

May 16, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1812  Inside has nearly 2 pages taken up with a quite detailed biography of the military history of: "Major-General Henry Dearborn, Commander-in-Chief of the Northern Army" with a great on his career in the Revolutionary War. Also: "Cultivation of the Vine" takes over half a page concerning vineyards.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/1/4 4 i... See More  

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679685

Military career of Henry Dearborn... Early on wine...

Item #679685

May 16, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1812  Inside has nearly 2 pages taken up with a quite detailed biography of the military history of: "Major-General Henry Dearborn, Commander-in-Chief of the Northern Army" with a great on his career in the Revolutionary War. Also: "Cultivation of the Vine" takes over half a page concerning vineyards.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inche... See More  

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682537

Four Acts of Congress signed by Madison...

Item #682537

May 16, 1812

COLUMBIAN PHENIX: OR, PROVIDENCE PATRIOT, New Hampshire, May 16, 1812  



* James Madison 'type" signatures



A quite uncommon title. Page 3 has a full column taken up with  four Acts of Congress and a Resolution, each signed in type by the President: James Madison. One Act concerns providing for persons disabled during the Revolutionary War.

Four pages, never bound nor trimm... See More  

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670877

America is about to declare war...

Item #670877

June 03, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 3, 1812 



* Declaration of war close

* War of 1812 to begin




Page 2 has a notable report headed: "War with England!" stating: "A letter has been received in town from a Senator of the United States, dated May 28th, which says, The Committee of the Senate on Foreign Affairs have agreed unanimously [Mr. Lloyd being absent] to recommend a Dec... See More  

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677270

Diplomatic attempts to prevent war, but the printed presumption would prove true...

Item #677270

June 06, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1812  Inside has the beginning of what would become a continuing article on: 'Paul Jones", the famed John Paul Jones. Also several correspondences under: "Public Documents" signed in type by: J. Monroe to Augustus Foster and Jonathan Russell, British & American diplomats respectively, all relating to what would become the War of 1... See More  

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595793

Our foreign policy from the War of 1812...

Item #595793

June 09, 1812

SUPPLEMENT TO THE CONNECTICUT HERALD, June 9, 1812  The entire four page issue is taken up with various "Correspondence"  with an introductory note signed by the President: James Madison, which includes: "I communicate to Congress...correspondence of the Secretary of State & the Minister Plenipotentiary of the U.S. at Paris. These documents will place before Congress t... See More  

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677787

On the eve of war with England...

Item #677787

June 11, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 11, 1812  On the eve of war with England, this issue has some reports relating to our relations with the British. Some articles include: "The Armies - Gov. Hull is to Command the Western Army" "Latest from England" "Indian Hostilities" and more.

Four pages, light foxing, good condition.

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671565

Horrid murders by Indians... War of 1812...

Item #671565

June 13, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 13, 1812  Several pages are taken up with correspondence & documents between the United States and England relating to the upcoming War of 1812. Several documents are signed in type by the Secretary of State, James Monroe.

The bkpg. has most of a column headed: "Indian Murders" which details: "...the late inhuman murders committed on th... See More  

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677788

Making a case for war against England...

Item #677788

June 18, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 18, 1812  Much of the front page is taken up with a report which makes the case for war with England, which would be declared the date after this issue was printed.  Some related content inside as well.

Four pages, good condition.

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682105

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

Item #682105

June 20, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812 



* War of 1812 declaration by United States 

* James Madison proclamation




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 page... See More  

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677789

Making a case for war against England...

Item #677789

June 22, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 22, 1812  Most of the front page is taken up with various documents & letters which make the case for war with England, which was actually declared 3 days prior.  Some related content inside as well.

Four pages, good condition.

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682421

The War of 1812 is declared...

Item #682421

June 26, 1812

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, June 26, 1812 



* War of 1812 begins

* 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
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657281

Declaration of war...

Item #657281

June 27, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 27, 1812 



* War of 1812 declaration by United States 

* James Madison proclamation

* Historic report




This issue has one of the best presentations on the declaration of war against Great Britain, beginning the War of 1812.

Most of the first column of the front page is a somewhat decorative "Proclamation" headed with an engraving of ... See More  

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678763

It's war against England...

Item #678763

June 29, 1812

THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, June 29, 1812  This is just the 2nd issue after the declaration of war against England, beginning the War of 1812. So it is not surprising that there are several reports concerning relations with England.

The complete front page is taken up with correspondence concerning relations with England, prefaced with a nice form the Presid... See More  

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687127

Thoughts on the prospect of war with England... Printing of The Declaration...

Item #687127

July 02, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 2, 1812



* Declaration of Independence anniversary

* War with England imminent ?




On the ftpg. under "The Patriotism Of Our Fathers" is: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. By The Representatives Of The U. States Of America In Congress Assembled:  A Declaration" (see photos below). Hereafter is the text of the Declaration of Independence, s... See More  

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677793

On war with England, and celebrating the 4th of July...

Item #677793

July 06, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 6, 1812  The front page has: "The British Spy!" and a report from the House of Lords concerning the "charge made by the American government".

Page 2 has a few reports relating to war with England, as well as a lengthy account of: "The 36th Anniversary of American Independence". 

Four pages, nice condition.

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677794

Early from the War of 1812... A Proclamation for fasting, humiliation, and prayer...

Item #677794

July 09, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 9, 1812  The front page has a proclamation by the governor of Massachusetts: "PROCLAMATION, For A Day Of Public Fasting, Humiliation And Prayer, signed in block type: CALEB STRONG. Additional reports from the early weeks of the War of 1812 include: "War Or No War" "Commodore Rogers" "Privateers Look Out!!!" "General O... See More  

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671563

Preparing for war...

Item #671563

July 11, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1812  Reports inside include: "Militia of Virginia" which mentions going to war against England. Also part of a continuing article on: "Paul Jones" being the famed John Paul Jones. Also: "Military Notices" and other tidbits which relate to early events on the War of 1812.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, nice condition.

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687407

First of this title we have encountered...

Item #687407

July 13, 1812

ALEXANDRIA DAILY GAZETTE COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL, Virginia, July 13, 1812  



* Very rare 19th century American publication



A very scarce title, in fact we believe this is the first we have encountered it. There are no issues of this date recorded in Brigham outside of the American Antiquarian Society.

The masthead features an engraving of George Washington. 

Pages 1 and 4 are f... See More  

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677796

War-related Acts of Congress on the front page...

Item #677796

July 16, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 16, 1812  The front page has a full column with 2 Acts of Congress: "To Prohibit American Vessels from Proceeding to or Trading with enemies of the United States..." and: "An Act Supplementary to the Act entitled 'An Act Respecting Alien Enemies' " each signed in type: James Madison.

Inside includes: "Privateering" &qu... See More  

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677797

Dealing with the British living in America...

Item #677797

July 20, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 20, 1812  Two columns of the front page are taken up with: "A Proclamation" for a day of Thanksgiving in support of the war, signed: James Madison. As well as four Acts of Congress each signed by Madison, one: "For the More Perfect Organization of the Army of the United States".

Also within: "Federal Recommendation of the War"... See More  

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677799

Several documents relating to the War of 1812...

Item #677799

July 30, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 30, 1812  Close to half of the front page is taken up with various documents relating to the War of 1812 including a: "Notice To British Subjects" living in America, followed by a: "Marshal's Notice" beginning: "The Department of State having directed that all British subjects within the United States, report themselves..."... See More  

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687487

The War of 1812...

Item #687487

August 01, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 1, 1812  Some reports inside on the early days of the War of 1812 include: "United States and G. Britain" "The Canadas" "Progress of the War on the Sea" "Military Notices" "Frontier Notices" and a it more.

Four pages, good condition.

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656901

General Hull's historic Proclamation to the people of Canada...

Item #656901

August 03, 1812

THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Aug. 3, 1812 



* General William Hull proclamation

* To the inhabitants of Canada




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 cont... See More  

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677800

Concerning the War of 1812...

Item #677800

August 03, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 3, 1812  Forty percent of the front page is taken up with various Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President; James Madison, and several relating to the on-going War of 1812. The first Act is for: "Making further Provisions for the Army of the United States...".

Also on the ftpg: "English Opinions of the War"..

Page 2 has: ... See More  

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659583

Enormous creature... Full front page eyewitness retelling of Baltimore Mob Riot of 1812...

Item #659583
NEW YORK HERALD, August 15, 1812 



* Baltimore riots of 1812

* Scudder's American Museum




A back page notice for the: "Mammoth Turtle In Scudder's American Museum" takes nearly half a column and offers many details about this enormous creature. Includes a rather large woodcut of the turtle's head as well.

The front page coverage of the Baltimore mob action on July ... See More  

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677825

General Brock's historic Proclamation...

Item #677825

August 24, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston Aug. 24, 1812  The front page has nearly a column taken up with: "A PROCLAMATION To the Inhabitants of Upper Canada, by Major Gen. Isaac  Brock".

On July 22, 1812, Major General Isaac Brock issued this proclamation meant to counter the proclamation of Brigadier-General William Hull. Brock seeks to rally Upper Canadians who are deserting to the Ame... See More  

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672726

Nice editorial on the War of 1812...

Item #672726

August 27, 1812

BOSTON GAZETTE, Aug. 27, 1812  The front page has a full column editorial concerning the: "Present State of Our Affairs" relating to the War of 1812. Bits include: "The government of our country have deliberately chosen their opportunity to make a trial of  their strength with Great Britain...the President should be authorized to fill up the old army, to raise a new one,&n... See More  

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687026

The Baltimore Riots... The War of 1812...

Item #687026

September 01, 1812

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 1, 1812  The entire front page is taken up with various eye-witness depositions on the Baltimore Riots, which occurred in the months of June and July of 1812 in Baltimore. The riots were in response to a series of anti-war articles written by federalist statesman Alexander Contee Hanson after the U.S. declared war on England during the War of 1812.

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677829

Surrender of Detroit in the War of 1812...

Item #677829

September 07, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 7, 1812 



* President James Madison

* Siege of Detroit - surrender

* Battle of Fort Detroit

* General William Hull




The front page contains two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Madison.

Page 2 has a number of War of 1812 reports including: "Latest from the Western Frontier" also: "General Orders" sig... See More  

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687876

General Hull is defeated at Detroit...

Item #687876

September 09, 1812

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Sept. 9, 1812  The front page begins with: "Forts Wayne and Dearborn Captured" with details. Also several dispatches from William Hull at Detroit which he would surrender to the British.

Page 2 has much more on that with: "Detroit Taken--Gen. Hull's Army Defeated & Surrendered as Prisoners of War" which is quite detailed. Page 3 has: "Trib... See More  

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677931

Louisiana becomes the 18th state of the Union...

Item #677931

October 01, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 1, 1812  



* Territory of Orleans

* Louisiana statehood




The front page begins with: "An Act For the Admission of the State of Louisiana into the Union...", which formally happened on April 30, as noted at the end of the act: "Sec. 6. And be it further enacted that this act shall immense and be in force from and after the thirtieth day o... 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.

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

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672832

Wm. H. Harrison & the War of 1812...

Item #672832

October 14, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Oct. 14, 1812  Page 2 has a report: "North-Western Army" reports on the actions of General William H. Harrison. Page 2 also has: "War Intelligence" which reports on various naval actions from the War of 1812.

Four pages, nice condition.

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687500

From the War of 1812...

Item #687500

October 17, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Oct. 17, 1812  The front page has a lengthy article headed: "Presidential Election". Inside includes: "Presidential Election" "A Proclamation" relating to the War of 1812, signed in type: James Madison. Following this are several reports relating to the War of 1812 including: "Army Movements".

Page 3 has much under: "War Intelligen... See More  

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677936

President Madison offers pardon to deserters from the Army...

Item #677936

October 22, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 22, 1812



* War of 1812 deserters

* James Madison pardon




The first column is taken up with 3 Acts of Congress as well as: "A Proclamation" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle, concerning the granting of a full pardon for those who have deserted from the Army. Each is signed in type by the President: James Madison.

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647750

Latest from the War of 1812...

Item #647750

October 24, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 24, 1812  Among the articles are: "Distillation of Spirits" and a chart headed: "The War on the Ocean" "The British in the Peninsula".

Under the heading: "Events of the War" are several reports on the on-going War of 1812 including subheads: "Military" "Extract of a Letter from S. Dinsmore, Agent for ... See More  

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677937

Battle at Queenston Heights during the War of 1812...

Item #677937

October 26, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 26, 1812  



* Battle of Queenston Heights

* American Revolutionary War




The front page has: "An Act To authorise the granting of Patents for Land, according to the surveys... and to grant...rights to certain Claimants of Land in the District of Detroit..., signed in type: James Madison.

Inside page reports include: "Battles At
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677938

Latest from the War of 1812...

Item #677938

October 29, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 29, 1812  Page 2 has an entire column taken up with various reports from the War of 1812 including; "Indian Hostilities" from Savannah, a letter from Chillicothe concerning events near Fort Defiance; another letter from Chillicothe, Ohio concerning Fort Wayne and General Harrison, plus other reports as well including one datelines from Burlington,... See More  

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683187

Battle of Queenston Heights...

Item #683187

October 31, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 31, 1812 



* Battle of Queenston Heights

* War of 1812 - 1st major battle




There are several pages with reports headed: "Events of the War" with a major portion taken up with a lengthy letter: "...from major-general VanRensellaer...to major general Henry Dearborn..." datelined at Lewistown, Oct. 14, 1812.

This is almost entirely c... See More  

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682591

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

Item #682591

November 07, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1812 



* USS Wasp captured - War of 1812

* James Madison state of the Union Address




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 th... See More  

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660375

President Monroe concerning the War of 1812... Two Monroe signatures...

Item #660375

November 16, 1812

CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, Nov. 16, 1812  Pages 1 and 2 have many "Documents Accompanying the President's Message to Congress" which include several to British official concerning the War of 1812. Two are signed in type: James Monroe. Also inside: "Army In Ohio" "The President's Message".

Four pages, great condition.

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674434

War reports, with a bias...

Item #674434

November 18, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 18, 1812  Page 2 has: "The Wasting War" which has several items concerning events in the war, with an obvious bias as it begins: "We have another item of proof of the total incapacity of the present administration to conduct the war with honor or success...". One item mention: "The Army of Canada at Plattsburg makes the greatest show o... See More  

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674435

Very beginning of the American Antiquarian Society...

Item #674435

November 25, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 25, 1812 



* American Antiquarian Society (AAS) established

* Worcester, Massachusetts - American history




Page 2 has a very significant news report headed: "American Antiquarian Society" which begins: "This Society was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature of this Commonwealth, passed October 22d, 1812. It's object is to collect an... See More  

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