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President Madison signs a Proclamation...

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July 18, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1812 

* President James Madison proclamation
* Day of fasting and prayer

The front page features: "A Proclamation" by the president for "...a day of public humiliation and prayer...to offer, at one and the same time, their common vows, and adorations to Almighty God...of seeking his merciful forgiveness, and his assistance... that in the present season of calamity and war...care and protection...hasten a restoration of the blessings of peace."  This is signed in type: JAMES MADISON.
Also within are: "Law of the United States" beginning: "To prohibit American vessels from proceeding to, or trading with, the enemies of the United States..."; "North-Carolina" which is a call to arms by the governor; "Paul Jones" "We are at War" "Military Notices" and more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, scattered foxing, nice condition.

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