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Reporting the War of 1812...

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February 09, 1813

THE WAR, New York, Feb. 9, 1813 

* General Zebulon Pike proclamation
* Printed exclusively to report on the War of 1812

All of pages 1 and 2 are taken up with a detailed; "Report of the Committee of Foreign Relations" with much relating to the on-going War of 1812. The back page has a letter: "To All Whom It May Concern" which begins: "The state of hostility which exists between the kingdom of Great Britain and the United States makes it necessary that the intercourse...should be regulated on the principles which govern belligerent nations...", signed in type: Z. M. Pike. Other war-related items.
Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 1/4 in., never-trimmed margins, very nice, clean condition.

This is a fascinating, short-lived newspaper, having begun in 1812 with the exclusive purpose of reporting on the War of 1812 (hence the title). When the war ended, so did this newspaper.

Category: War of 1812