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September 12, 1814

BOSTON GAZETTE, Boston, Massachusetts, September 12, 1814  Page 2 carries a one-column headline "Escape of the British down the Potomac". "The Intelligencer of the 7th inst. states, that from several of our galiant officers, under Com. Porter, and our other naval heroes, who were stationed at the White House, a few miles below Mt. Vernon, on the Virginia side, we learn that a very severe engagement commenced between the enemies armed vessels, and the battery stationed at the former place about 2 o'clock on Monday evening... The seamen distinguished themselves by their usual intrepidity and coolness, and the militia stood their ground with much firmness... About 4 o'clock on Monday evening, the contest commences between them and the battery under the command of Capt. Perry,... We have not yet heard how it terminated; but there is no doubt but Perry has severely mauled the enemy, and upon the whole, that the vessels have been so severely handled, that he will not hastily venture up this river again...". 
The back page also has an large advertisement "The Town of Harmony, with all its Improvements, and about 9000 acres of Land adjoining -- on which are Three Villages, in the tenure of George Rapp and Associates, is offered for Sale...". This town is located in Butler County, about 25 minutes north of Pittsburgh. The advertisement provides detailed information on Harmony and the other three villages as well.
Additional coverage on the War of 1812 is within as other news and advertisements of the day.
This is complete in four pages, untrimmed, a small area of lite dampstaining along the right side, otherwise in nice condition.

Category: War of 1812