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July 13, 1812
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812 The most notable content is on page 3 headed: "Thanksgiving" which begins: "The Africans in Boston will keep a Thanksgiving in commemoration of the abolition of the Slave Trade, to-morrow...The Procession will form..." with further details.
Rare to find such reports with specific mention of the "Africa... See More
August 15, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 15, 1812 Inside has over half a page on: "An Act to Authorize the Issuing of Treasury Notes", signed: James Madison.
Also present are: "Drafted Militia", "Proclamation" (by the governor of Connecticut concerning the War of 1812), "North Carolina Patriotism," and a nice chart headed: "Vessels of War" listi... 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
July 27, 1814
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 27, 1814 The front page begins with a full column: "Dispatch From Major-General Brown to the Secretary of War" which is his official report on the Battle of Chippawa Falls near Niagara. This was a notable victory for the Americans despite being outnumbered by the British.
Page 2 has a report headed: "Capture of Eastport" & also: "... See More
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
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
June 19, 1812
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, June 19, 1812 On this very day it became official that a state of war existed between the United States and Great Britain, so it is not surprising that this issue has much war-related content.
Page 3 has a lengthy item concerning war which includes a quote from James Madison which mentions: "...a proclamation to the inhabita... See More
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
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
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.
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.
May 16, 1813
DRAKARD'S PAPER: A LONDON WEEKLY JOURNAL, 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
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
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
February 11, 1815
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Feb. 11, 1815
* End of the War of 1812
* Battle of New Orleans victory
* General Andrew Jackson
A great issue reporting the historic Battle of New Orleans, with the top of the front page headed: "GLORIOUS NEWS From New Orleans!" "Splendid Victory Over the British!" with the text beginning: "...the following important and... See More
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
October 05, 1813
THE WAR, New York, October 5, 1813
* Battle of Lake Erie
* Oliver Hazard Perry
This is a very interesting newspaper as it existed for one purpose: to report the news from the War of 1812. It began publication shortly after the war began, & ceased to publish once the war was over.
The ftpg. is entirely taken up with a lengthy & detailed report headed: "Barbarities Of The ... See More
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
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
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
November 08, 1813
GROTJAN'S PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC SALE REPORT, Nov. 8, 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
Item #673436THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1813
* Ludwig Van Beethoven
* George Frideric Handel
* Early 19th century music
Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Mary's Warning: an Arietta, composed with an Accompaniment for the Piano-forte, By Lewis [sic] van Beethoven." The review includes: "We are much pleased with this song. The vocal melo... 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 caused the British to capture & burn Washington, D.C.
Included is a dispatch signed: H. Dearborn which begins: "We are in full possession of thi... See More
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
December 03, 1812
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 2, 1812 Page 2 has over half a column taken up with the noted address of: "General Smyth to the Soldiers of the Army of the Centre". It begins: "Companions in Arms! The time is at hand when you will cross the stream of Niagara to conquer Canada, and to secure the peace of the American frontier. You will enter a country that is to be one of the Unite... See More
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
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.
Inside has: &quo... See More
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
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
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.
With... See More
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
... See More
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
December 22, 1813
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 22, 1813 Page 3 has a bit fro 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 has a lengthy editorial against the: "Emba... See More
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
April 11, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 11, 1812 Over half a page is taken up with the full text of this historic: "Embargo Law" signed in type by the President: James Madison on April 4, 1814. It is titled: "An ACT Laying an Embargo on all the Ships and Vessels in the Ports and Harbours of the United States, for a Limited Time." Further inside are reports from the "Ho... See More
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
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
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
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... See More
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
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
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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