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The Little Belt Affair from the British perspective...



Item # 651405

July 01, 1811

CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, July 1, 1811 

* The Little Belt Affair
* Captain Arthur Bingham


Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "British Official Account of the Engagement between the U.S. frigate President, Commodore Rodgers, and the British Sloop of War Little Belt, Captain Bingham" A fine & detailed letter signed by: A.B. Bingham, Captain of the Little Belt. Referred to as the Little Belt Affair, this was an incident that would lead to the War of 1812.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing, a small piece clipped from near the bottom of the back leaf not close to the noted content, and some archival mends inside.

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Category: War of 1812