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Interesting report from the Council of War... Need for the Erie Canal...



Item # 647214

May 14, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1814  The first 3 pages have a detailed report: "Internal Navigation - The Advantages of the Proposed Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson's River..." which would be the famed Erie Canal. It is signed in type by: Robert Fulton
Inside has almost 8 pages under the heading: "Events of the War" which includes a wealth of reporting on the War of 1812. Included are the "Minutes of a Council of War Holden at Sackett's Harbor signed in type by Morgan Lewis, Isaac Chauncey, R. Swartwout and Jac. Brown. Most of the other war reports are of naval events.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, otherwise in generally nice 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