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Proclamation for day of humiliation and prayer...



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July 18, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 18, 1812 The front page page of this issue contains "A Proclamation" from the president for "...a day of public humiliation and prayer:.. to offer, at one and the same time, their common vows, and adorations to Almighty God... of seeking his merciful forgiveness, and his assistance... that in the present season of calamity and war... care and protection... hasten a restoration of the blessings of peace."  This is signed in type: JAMES MADISON.

Also within the issue are additional articles including: "North-Carolina"; "Paul Jones"; "We are at War"; "Military Notices"; and more.

This is complete in 16 pages with scattered foxing.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: War of 1812