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Extensive naval report... Duel between Generals Smyth & Porter...

Item #673018

December 30, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Dec. 26 and 30, 1812 A nice pair of consecutive issues containing the full: "NAVAL REPORT" "Report of the Committee...Which Relates to the Naval Establishment Recommending an Increase of the Navy of the United States" dated Nov. 27, 1812.

The first portion takes 2 1/2 columns of the front page of the Dec. 26 issue & is signed in type: Paul Hamilton. The rem... See More  

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You know of Molly Pitcher. Do you know of Betsy Doyle?

Item #673017

December 16, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Dec. 16, 1812 

* Rare Betsy Doyle report

* Fort Niagara heroine

* War of 1812

Page 2 has: "Official Report To Brig. Gen. Smyth" signed by Geo. McFeeley commanding at Fort Niagara. This is a fine & very detailed account of the cannonading of Fort Niagara by the British, with the most notable portion being the report of the involvement of Betsy Doyle.

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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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The United States vs. the Macedonian... War on the Niagara frontier...

Item #672746

December 17, 1812

BOSTON GAZETTE, Dec. 17, 1812 

* USS United States vs. HMS Macedonian

Page 2 has: "The War Department" followed by: "Splendid Exhibition" which is on the American success in the naval battle between the frigates United States and the Macedonian.

Also on page 2: "Progress of the War on the Niagara Frontiers" which has much war reporting; then: "The War... See More  

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Exploits of the U.S. Navy...

Item #672745

December 10, 1812

BOSTON GAZETTE, Dec. 10, 1812  Page 2 has: "United States and Macedonian Frigates" followed by: "The Navy" which is mostly editorial commentary on the naval battle between the Frolic and the Wasp.

Four pages, good condition.

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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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The Indians declare war...

Item #672095

August 21, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1813  Inside has: "Indian Declaration of War" which is a: "...literal translation of the 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 &quo... See More  

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War reports on Baltimore & Washington...

Item #672063

October 06, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 6, 1814  The very top of the front page has an editor's note explaining the troubles with printing a newspaper in a war zone, as the Battle of Baltimore was just 3 weeks prior.

Also on the ftpg. "Destruction of the Navy Yard" at Washington. Pages 2 & 3 contain: "Enemy in the Chesapeake" which is a great report on... See More  

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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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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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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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Jefferson and the Embargo...

Item #667478

December 22, 1813


* Thomas Jefferson and the Embargo Act

Page 3 has a bit from a Jefferson letter, datelines at Monticello, noting in part: "No man on earth has a stronger detestation than myself of the unprincipled Tyrant who is deluging the continent of Europe with blood...", presumably about Napoleon Bonaparte.

Pg. 2 also h... See More  

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Much on the War of 1812...

Item #667222

August 20, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 20, 1814  The front page begins with: "Steam Boat Navigation" which takes nearly 3 pages. Inside has: "The Essex Frigate" which takes a page. "Canada Papers" takes over a page & has items relating to the War of 1812.

"Events of the War" take almost 9 pages with a great wealth of reporting on the War of 18... See More  

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Lengthy on the Indian war in the War of 1812...

Item #667215

November 28, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 28, 1812  Inside has; "Monroe's Treaty" with subhead: "Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America" which takes several pages with 4 signatures in type, including James Monroe, and dated Dec. 31, 1806.

Also within: "New Sicilian Constitution" "Revolutionar... See More  

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Much reporting on the War of 1812...

Item #666670

June 10, 1814

THE YANKEE, Boston, June 10, 1814 

* Battle of Big Sandy Creek & more

Although the ftpg. has a dispatch headed: "Abdication Of Bonaparte", pages 2 and 3 have reports on the War of 1812 including: "Capture of 300 of the Enemy on Lake Ontario" "Further Particulars of the Affair at Sandy Creek" "Indian Massacre" "Latest From Halifax" &q... See More  

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More on the Battle of Chippewa...

Item #666392

July 30, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 30, 1814 

* Battle of Chippewa - Ontario

* General Jacob Brown victory

Five pages of reports fall under the heading: "Events of the War" with subheads & reports including: "Hear the Enemy" "Call of Militia" "From Canada" "Hostages" "The Battle of Chippewa" "General Brown&quo... See More  

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Benedict Arnold's explanation... The War of 1812...

Item #664935

January 29, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 29, 1814  Included is an article headed "Benedict Arnold" which is a piece in a British magazine prefaced with: "The famous general Arnold who abandoned the rebel service & joined our army at New York, wrote the following address to the inhabitants of America...Oct. 7, 1780." and what follows is the nearly full page letter signed
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Items from the War of 1812...

Item #664889

December 20, 1813

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston,  Dec. 20, 1813  Page 2 includes: "Traitors Defended!" "Treason of the Blackest Character" "Existing Evils, by Extortioners and Smugglers" "Southwestern News" "Third Victory Over the Creek Indians" which is datelines from Knoxville.

 A few items from the War of 1812 on page 3 as well.

Four pages, damp ... See More  

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Items from the War of 1812...

Item #664887

November 25, 1813

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston,  Nov. 25, 1813  The ftpg. has: "Test of Patriotism!". Inside includes: " 'Backwoods' Bravery" "The Canadas" "The Crisis..." "Antidote to Treason" "Petersburg Volunteers" "British Prisoners" "Expedition Against the Indians" and a few other items on the War of 1812.

Four ... See More  

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Fine reports from the War of 1812...

Item #664883

September 23, 1813

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston,  Sept. 23, 1813  The ftpg. has a lengthy editorial: "On the Present War".

Inside has much on the War of 1812 including: "Movements in the N.W. Army" "Tribute To Valor" "From Lake Erie" "Another Naval Triumph" is Chauncey's victory in taking the Royal George. Other war bits as well.

Four pages, good con... See More  

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Reports from the War of 1812...

Item #664876

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  

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Many reports from the War of 1812...

Item #664872

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  

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The capture of the frigate Chesapeake......

Item #664867

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  

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Accomplishments of the frigate Chesapeake...

Item #664858

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  

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Funeral of the famed Lawrence and Ludlow...

Item #662259

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  

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Treaty of Ghent signed... breaking news...

Item #661831

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
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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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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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Indian Council... Dexter-Gray governor ticket... James Madison signatures...

Item #659579

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  

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The Hornet & the Peacock and so much more...

Item #657645

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  

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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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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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Broadside front page celebrating America's naval successes...

Item #656259

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  

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Early from Wilkes Barre, and with War of 1812 items...

Item #655541

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.

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Details of several court martial cases...

Item #655022

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  

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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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Massacre of prisoners in the War of 1812...

Item #654155

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  

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Reports from the War of 1812...

Item #654154

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  

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Latest naval reports from the War of 1812...

Item #653023

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  

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Biography of Daniel Boone...

Item #651856

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  

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Bilingual newspaper in French and Dutch...

Item #651409

August 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  

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From The Hague in 1814...

Item #651386

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.

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Battle of Oswego and more...

Item #651385

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  

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Events from the War of 1812...

Item #651382

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.

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The Venezuela Revolution...

Item #651380

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).

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Napoleon retreats to Paris: soon to be exiled to Elba...

Item #651379

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  

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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: "C... See More  

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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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The Indians declare war...

Item #649443

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  

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Barbarities of the British upon the Americans...

Item #649442

August 14, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 14, 1813  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Barbarities of the Enemy" with some gruesome detail including a listing which has: "Compulsory service of impressed American seamen on board of British ships of war...Massacre and burning of American prisoners surrendered to officers of Great Britain by Indians in the British service...Outrages ... See More  

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