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Sylvanus Thayer becomes superintendent of West Point...

Item #688707

September 13, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 13, 1817  

* Superintendent Sylvanus Thayer

* "The Father of West Point"

* United States Military Academy

The top of page 2 has a report headed: "Military Academy - West Point".  Within the report is: "...Aldes Partridge, Professor of the Art of Engineering (This gentleman is said to have been removed; and Major Thayer (... See More  

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James Monroe returns to Washington...

Item #207041

September 26, 1817

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, Sept. 26, 1817 On the front page under "Presidents Return" are details about the reception for President Monroe upon his return to Washington, including the text of a "verbal salutation" from a military officer, plus an address from the mayor, and the Presidents reply, signed in type: James Monroe. In good, untrimmed condition.... See More  

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