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July 22, 1813
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 22, 1813 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Our Relations With France - President's Message To Congress" signed by the Secretary of State on page 2: James Monroe.
Inside has some items concerning the War of 1812: "Outrage At Hampton" "Naval Notice", a letter from Norfolk, and a letter datelines from Fort George, also: &... See More
July 15, 1813
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 15, 1813 The ftpg. has a lengthy editorial on the War of 1812 headed: "Madison's War!" Also on the ftpg. is a letter from General Dearborn to the Secretary of War from Fort George, then another letter from Fort George, also: "From Fort Meigs", a letter Green Clay to General Harrison with his response signed in type: Wm. H. Harrison,... See More
June 24, 1813
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 24, 1813
* Capture of USS Chesapeake
* Battle of Boston Harbor
* HMS Shannon - Royal Navy
Page 2 has some great reporting from the War of 1812 with items headed: "General Dearborn to General Armstrong" dated at Fort George. Then letters from Isaac Chauncey and H. Dearborn as well with war details.
But the most notable report is: "Au... See More
April 12, 1813
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, April 12, 1813
* USS Chesapeake (1799)
* United States Navy frigate
* War of 1812 - pre-capture
The ftpg. has 4 Acts of Congress, two of them relating to the War of 1812.
Other items on the war include: "Indisputable Evidence of British Barbarity" "Treasonable" "Gun-Boats" "Military Movements" "The Chesapeak... See More
January 21, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1815 The first 5 1/2 pages are taken up with continued reporting on the "New England Convention", also known as the Hartford Convention, at which grievances were discussed concerning the on-going War of 1812.
Also in this issue: "Major-General Proctor" and "Events of the War" which has some nice content concerning... See More
May 01, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 1, 1813 Inside has an interesting article: "City of Baltimore" concerning problems there as they relate to the War of 1812. Other articles: "Barbarism", a half page chart: "Army of the United States--Organization of the Army of the U. States" with an additional 1 1/2 pages naming the: "General Staff of the Army" and ... See More
January 16, 1813
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Mass., Jan. 16, 1813 Various War of 1812 items including: "Militia" "Regular Army" "Army" "New York Volunteers" "Temporary Army" but the best item would be the lengthy page 3 report: "Gallant and Destructive Engagement - The Montgomery's Cruize" nothing in part: "...Here began a terrible contest. The ... See More
August 25, 1813
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Aug. 25, 1813
* James Lawrence & Augustus Ludlow funerals
Page 3 has a lengthy report; "Interment Of The Remains of the Naval Heroes, LAWRENCE & LUDLOW", Capt. Lawrence uttering the famous line: "Don't give up the ship!" just before his death. This report takes over 2 columns. Page 2 has another related report on Law... See More
February 15, 1815
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 15, 1815 Page 2 has a two column wide heading: "PEACE--SAFETY, and Prospect of returning COMMERCE, and PROSPERITY." And beneath this a letter "...which was immediately issued...in a Handbill!:..". The handbill headed For The Public was addressed to the publisher of this newspaper and contains the breaking news about the signing of t... See More
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.
Item #659583NEW 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
March 17, 1814
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 17, 1814
* Two Acts signed in block type by James Madison
* Proposal made to various Indian Chiefs
* Woodcut of a ship which includes the famous phrase: "Don't Give Up The Ship"
Front page contains two political Acts, each signed in type by Vice President: JAMES MADISON. The second page contains "...the substance of ... See More
April 03, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1813 Inside has: "Captain Isaac Hull" which is a great & detailed biography of him taking 2 1/2 pages. "Events of the War" takes nearly 6 pages with a wealth of information on the War of 1812, perhaps the most significant being: "Fifth Naval Victory" noting the battle between the Hornet and the Peacock, which inc... See More
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
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
March 27, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 27, 1813 The entire ftpg. is set like a broadside honoring the great "American Seamen, Who have Borne Columbia's Flag Triumphant..." with much more text, & lists of many of the famous including Hull, Decatur, Lawrence, etc. The many different type styles used on the front page makes this a very displayable issue (see).
There are o... See More
February 04, 1814
THE LITERARY VISITOR, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Feb. 4, 1814 A volume 1 issue of a small size magazine with various literary items. However the back page has the: "Summary of the News" which includes items from the War of 1812.
Eight pages, 5 1/2 by 9 inches, various foxing, good condition.
July 09, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 9, 1814 The front page begins with an interesting editorial headed: "Hints to Patriots" and beginning: "Our enemy, disengaged from all other wars, prepared for instant action, with a power of arms, money & intrigue unparalleled experienced by 20 years battles in all the business of fight...seems about to gratify his long-continue... See More
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
April 10, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1813 Page 3 has; "Massacre of the Prisoners" which relates to the War of 1812 & more specifically the Battle of Raisin River, taking nearly 3 pages. Also: "Indian Talk" and "Cherokee Indians" which is a lengthy letter signed by two chiefs with their "X" and: "War of the Allies", the latter r... See More
April 17, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 17, 1813 Near the back are over 5 pages of: "Events of the War" with reports from the various theaters of the War of 1812. Some subheads include: "The Chesapeake Frigate" "Dreadful Explosion" "Blockade of the Delaware" "Blockade of the Chesapeake" "Landing of the Enemy".
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1... See More
January 03, 1813
A court document dated at the bottom: January 3, 1813 from Lycoming Country, Pennsylvania. The details note that: "...Thomas Mayberry..." and others noted: "...with force and arms one black hogg of the value of six dollars of the goods and chattels of Patrick Hughes,...did steal, take and carry away to the great damage of the said Patrick Hughes & against the peace & dignity... See More
November 12, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 12, 1814 Includes a half page letter from Capt. Warrington to the Sec. of the Navy concerning the recent: "Cruise of the Peacock". Also within: "...Letter from A. Sinclair, Commanding the U.S Naval Force on the Upper Lakes to the Sec. of the Navy" which reports on the: "...mortifying...report...of the vessels left in the up... See More
March 13, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 13, 1813 Being from the midst of the War of 1812 it is not surprise that much of the content within these pages related to the war, with some nice battle (land and naval) reports.
But the key content in this issue is found in the "Supplementary" issue which accompanies it, containing on pages 1 thru 4 an: "Interesting Biography" &quo... See More
August 18, 1813
FEUILLE D'AFFICHES, ANNONCES ET AVIS DIVERS DE GRONINGUE, Groningen, The Netherlands Aug 18, 1813
* Rare bilingual publication
* French & Dutch language
A fascinating bilingual newspaper, the left column in French, and the right column with the same content in Dutch. The title translates to: "Leaflet, Announcements & Miscellaneous Notices from Groningen". This is... See More
September 26, 1814
NEDER LANDSCHE STAATS COURANT, The Hague, Netherlands, Sept. 26, 1814 Title translates to "Dutch Government Gazette". A four page issue in the Dutch language with a nice coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead. Archivally rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.
May 31, 1814
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 31, 1814 Page 3 has: "General Orders" from Sackett's Harbor followed by a letter from Thomas Macdonough, Commanding U.S. forces on Lake Champlain, to the Secretary of the Navy" datelines at Vergennes. This concerns a battle on Otter Creek (see). Also: "The Attack On Oswego" with a lengthy report.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
March 01, 1814
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 1, 1814 Page 2 has several War of 1812 items under headings: "Events Of The War" "On Lake Erie" "Niagara Frontier".
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
January 29, 1814
BALTIMORE PATRIOT & EVENING ADVERTISER, Jan. 29, 1814 Page 2 begins with the conclusion of: "Concise Memoir of the Revolution In Venezuela". Page 3 has a few items relating to the War of 1812 including mention of a new sloop of war to be launched form the Washington Navy Yard (see).
January 19, 1814
DAILY FEDERAL REPUBLICAN, Georgetown, Jan. 19, 1814 Page 3 begins with: "Important - Bonaparte Returned To Paris" which reports on his latest saga in "War of the Sixth Coalition" which would ultimately lead to his defeat and exile to the island of Elba.
Ftpg. is filled with ads including the "Negroes Wanted" ad shown in the photo.
Four pages, very ... See More
October 09, 1813
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 9, 1813
* John Rodgers' third cruise
* USS President - United States Navy
From the midst of the War of 1812, page 2 has a lengthy letter headed: "Rodger's Cruize" from on board the frigate President, signed in type: Jno. Rodgers. Pg. 3 had details of the funeral of William Henry Allen, late commander of the U.S. sloop of war Argus. Other bits on... See More
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: "C... See More
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
August 21, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1813 Inside has: "Indian Declaration of War" which is a: "...literal translation of he Declaration of War by the Six Nations Against the British in Canada". Also: Creek Indians" which takes a full page, then: "Events of the War" which takes about 6 pages & includes a letter from the Lower Sandusky, one from... See More
August 07, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 7, 1813
* re. Captain James Lawrence death
* re. USS Chesapeake v. HMS Shannon
Nearly 7 pages are taken up with: "Events of the War" within which are "Battle of Beaver Dam" "Retirement of Maj. Gen. Dearborn" "Military", a letter from Chilicothe, "Chesapeake and Shannon" which concerns the famo... See More
August 08, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 8, 1812 Inside includes: "Account of the Late Riots" in Baltimore with a related "Proclamation" by the mayor. Much on the War of 1812 with: "Military Notices - Naval" "Cop of a Letter from Colonel Cass to Gen. Hull" dated at Sandwich, Upper Canada; "False Reports" and more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inche... See More
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
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
Item #648714THE 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
Item #648712THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1813 An inside page has an article which begins: "The following List of Jews is supposed to preserve the names of the first settlers here of that nation...Though the re-admission of the Jews was a matter largely discussed in the time of the Protector, their return did not take place until after the Restoration. In 1663 a Minister of the Po... See More
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; "Imprisonment of Seamen" which includes documents signed by James Monroe, James Madison & others.
Over 4 pages are ... See More
January 23, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 23, 1813 Among the reports re: "American Ingenuity" "American Gallantry" "the Heroes of King's Mountain" from the Revolutionary War battle; a full page chart: "A Statement of the Annual Revenue of the United States" "British Love of 'Liberty' " and more.
The section headed: "Events ... See More
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
February 06, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 6, 1813 Among the articles within are: "Naturalized Seamen" "Perpetual Motion", much reporting from "Proceedings of Congress", and there are 3 pages taken up with reports headed: "Events of the War".
Among the subheads are: "Military" "Army of the Centre" "Eastern Frontier" "Naval... See More
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
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
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
June 26, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1813 Pages 1, 2 & a bit of page 3 are taken up with a fascinating article headed "American Enterprize" which is a detailed report on a journey from the Pacific Ocean to Missouri. One of the earliest, detailed reports of a journey across the Western wilderness I have seen in a newspaper. See photos for the beginning.
There is also early ... See More
May 15, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 15, 1813 Inside contains a very nice account headed: "Capture of York" [present-day Toronto] which was the capital of Upper Canada at the time. It was the burning of York by the Americans which cussed the British to capture & burn Washington, D.C. Included is a dispatch signed: H. Dearborn which begins: "We are in full possession o... See More
June 12, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 12, 1813 The prime content in this issue is the report which has a small head: "The Chesapeake Frigate" which reports on the historic naval battle between the Chesapeake & the Shannon.
As noted near the beginning of the report: "...the Chesapeake frigate left Boston harbor...with the expectation of meeting the Shannon. We anticipated a... See More
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