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The Articles of Confederation... The War of 1812...
Item # 638637
October 03, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 3, 1812 The entire front page is taken up with a printing of the "Articles of Confederation & Perpetual Union" which were approved by Congress in 1777 and ratified in 1781. The text carries over to take most of page 2 as well, where it concludes with the signature of the various members of Congress (see).
Other items include: "An Act to Prohibit American Vessels from Proceeding to or Trading with the Enemies of the United States..." signed by Henry Clay & President James Madison. Also another document signed by James Monroe, "Case of the Brig Tulip" which is very lengthy, plus over a page on: "Energy in War". Over a page is taken up with: "Events of the War"
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, good condition.
This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: War of 1812