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Rare military paper... Patrick Henry Bio...

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December 18, 1840

CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, December 18,1840  "Devoted To the Interests of the Militia, Military Science & National Defense" as noted in the masthead, where also is found their motto: "In Times Of Peace, Prepare For War". Lasted but 52 issues, 9 1/2 by 12 1/2 in., a rare & uncommon title. Other than a little (typical) foxing, in great condition.

This issue includes a 2 1/2 column back-page Biography of Patrick Henry, providing a mid-19th century glimpse of how he was viewed at the time. Additional coverage includes:  "Pocahontas" (a poem by George P. Morris), an excerpt of an article on the Treaty of Ghent, "Militia Musters", "The Catacombs of Paris", "Names of States" (with brief descriptions of the origins on their names), "Inhumanity of Buonaparte", "Tactics", and more.  See images for details.

Category: Moments in American History