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A review of Beethoven's new work, & critical of the waltz...

Item #680812
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1813  Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Twelve Waltzes, for the Pianoforte, composed by L. Van Beethoven." The review includes: "...While we are recommending these pleasing compositions to our musical readers, let no one suppose that our commendation extends to the disgusting practice of waltzing, a prac... See More  

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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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Reporting on the War of 1812...

Item #680710

January 22, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1814  Much reporting from "Congress" includes letters signed in type by James Madison, John Q. Adams and James Monroe. Also: "Events of the War" is nearly 2 pages of reports from the on-going War of 1812 including subheads: "Traitors--Actual & Moral" "Flag of Truce" "the Niagara Frontier" "The ... See More  

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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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Seducing the youth to join the military...

Item #680587

January 20, 1815

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, Jan. 20, 1815  Page 3 has an interesting article on the unfortunate practice of the: "Seduction Of Youth" into the military, as the article is headed. It notes a recruiting advertisement mentioning: "The youthful hero whose patriotism & ardor has heretofore been restrained by the rigid laws of the state can now...joining said regiment without t... See More  

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Reports from the War of 1812...

Item #680320

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.

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Wm. Henry Harrison & the Battle of Fort Meigs... Uniform of the army...

Item #679686

May 22, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 22, 1813 

* Siege of Fort Meigs - Ohio

* William Henry Harrison

Over two pages are taken up with: "Rules and Regulations For  the Army of the United States" which a wealth of great detail & which includes: "Changes In the Uniform of the Army of the United States", with particulars.

Eight pages are taken up with: "Ev... See More  

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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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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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Interesting report from the Council of War... Need for the Erie Canal...

Item #678202

May 14, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1814 

* Early Erie Canal planning

The first 3 pages have a detailed report: "Internal Navigation - The Advantages of the Proposed Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson's River..." which would be the famed Erie Canal. It is signed in type by: Robert Fulton

Inside has almost 8 pages under the heading: "Events of the War&qu... See More  

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

Item #677937

October 26, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 26, 1812  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 Queenston Heights" "which is the beginning of almost an entire
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The President declares the war to be over(?)... War in the Chesapeake...

Item #677919

July 02, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 2, 1814  Page three has an interesting item: "A Proclamation", signed in type by the President: James Madison which declares the war with Great Brittan to be over. However, upon further inspection, the article above headed, "The Turnpike Road to Peace", makes it clear this is merely a proclamation being suggested to the President ... See More  

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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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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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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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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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First of this title we have discovered...

Item #677316

May 16, 1813


* Rare publication

A quite rare title which lasted but 51 issues, this being issue no. 19, done by John Drakard, an English newspaper proprietor, publisher, and political radical, imprisoned for his journalism.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, 10 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, full red tax stamp, very nice condition.... See More  

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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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Treaty of Fontainebleau ends Napoleon's reign: banishes him to Elba...

Item #677266

June 19, 1814

BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER, London, June 19, 1814

* Treaty of Fontainebleau (1814)

* Napoleon Bonaparte's exile to Elba

* End of his rule as Emperor of France

 A quite historic issue as a full column on page 6--one-third of the page--is taken up with the Treaty of Fountainbleau, ending Napoleon's reign of Emperor of France, and banishing him to the island of Elba.

It is head... See More  

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The fall of Fort Dearborn to the Native Americans...

Item #676140

September 25, 1812

MERCANTILE ADVERTISER, New York, Sept. 25, 1812  Page 3 has an: "Extract of a Letter dated New Orleans" with some military items. This is followed by; "From The West" "Fall of Fort Dearborn at Chicauga [Chicago]" which gives an account of the Battle of Fort Dearborn with the Native Americans.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.... See More  

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Huge & graphic political ad...

Item #676111

March 12, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 12, 1814 

* Great Caleb Strong illustrated ad

The front page is dominated by a very large engraving of a ship, part of a political notice in support of Caleb Strong for governor. Note that the flag on the tallest mast bears his name with political slogans on the other flags. Much text as well.

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

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Much on Commodore Rodgers' cruise...

Item #674871

March 07, 1814

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 7, 1814  Over a full column of the ftpg. & a bit of page 2 are taken up with: "Rodgers's Cruise" being Commodore John Rodgers' report of his recent cruse of 75 day to the Secretary of the Navy. Dated on board the U.S. frigate President at Sandy Hook, Feb. 9, 1814, with a wealth of reading on his naval encounters during the War of 1812... See More  

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Capt. Decatur's report on his victory over the Macedonian...

Item #674444

December 19, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 19, 1812 

* USS United States vs. HMS Macedonian

The front page has: "Brilliant Naval Actions" which is concerning Stephen Decatur's victory over the British frigate Macedonian, in a letter signed: James Madison. this is followed by a nice, detailed letter of the battle datelined: "U..S. United States, at sea, Oct. 30, 1812" and s... See More  

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General Smyth's failed effort to invade Canada...

Item #674223

December 18, 1812

THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 18, 1812  Inside reports include: "Gen. Smyth's Expedition", a letter signed in type by: Stephen Decatur datelined from the "U.S. S. United States, at sea, Oct. 30, 1812"; "The Prize" concerning the British frigate Macedonian; "The Crew of the Macedonian"; nearly 1 1/2 columns on: "Highly Imp... See More  

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Unusual newspaper...

Item #673867

November 08, 1813


* Early stock market

All 4 pages are taken up with charts of item, their values, and information on a wide variety of goods.

An almost square newspaper, measuring 10 1/2 by 12 inches, slightly irregular at the blank spine, good condition.... See More  

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Americans capture Toronto, instigating the capture & burning of Washington, D.C...

Item #673055

May 15, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 15, 1813 

* Battle of York (Toronto)

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 caused the British to capture & burn Washington, D.C.

Included is a dispatch signed: H. Dearborn which begins: "... See More  

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The "contemptible braggart" General Smyth...

Item #673043

December 04, 1812

THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 4, 1812  The ftpg. has over a column taken up with the situation at Sacket's Harbor, including a lengthy letter from there signed in type by: Isaac Chauncey.

But the most interesting piece may be the brief report on page 2: "Of all the contemptible & ridiculous braggarts that ever disgraced the profession of a soldier, it is a... See More  

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Trial and conviction of a spy...

Item #673028

December 30, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1812  Page 2 has an interesting report, taking about half a column, beginning: "...proceedings at Buffaloe, of a Court Martial appointed to try Elijah Clark as a Spy. The facts which appeared at the trial are that the said Clark was born in New Jersey...he removed to Canada...must have become naturalized & a British subject. Clark, being found wit... See More  

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British advancing towards the nation's capital...

Item #673021

July 28, 1813

BOSTON PATRIOT, July 28, 1813  Although this issue has much on the war in Europe, page 2 has: "Enemy In the Potomac" datelined from Washington and noting in part: "...that the advanced squadron of the enemy had retired down the river...were not in sight at Point Yates, about 70 miles below this city..." and more on the British advance towards the capital.

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Impressment of seamen... On the Constitution vs. the Guerriere...

Item #673019

January 02, 1813

BOSTON PATRIOT, Jan. 2, 1813  Over two front page columns are taken up with: "Impressment Of Seamen". Inside includes: "Com. Rodgers' Squadron" being a lengthy naval report. Also: "Naval Dinner" "War Intelligence On the Ocean" "Civil Honors to Naval Heroism" which concerns the Constitution vs. the Guerriere.

Four pages, archival strengthe... See More  

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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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Barbarities of the British against the citizens of Virginia...

Item #672056

July 24, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 24, 1813 

* British barbarities

Over four pages are taken up with a lengthy & very detailed article: "The Monsters at Hampton" which relates the terrible treatment by the British of the people in the Hampton/Norfolk area of Virginia during  the War of 1812.

It begins: "With feelings that cannot be uttered, we devote a consid... 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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Oliver H. Perry, Andrew Jackson, and many others...

Item #667224

December 18, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 18, 1813  Among the articles are: "Maria Louisa Bonaparte". Also there are 6 pages taken up with: "Events of the War" with much news on the on-going War of 1812. Among the subheads and items are: "Arts of the Enemy" "Maritime Power"; a letter signed in type: Oliver H. Perry concerning the  Battle of Lake Erie; &... 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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