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Battle of Tippecanoe... Little Belt Affair...

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November 30, 1811

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1811

* Battle of Tippecanoe
* The Little Belt Affair
* Census w/ "Slaves" column

The prime content is a report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, which is actually 3 separate reports headed: "Battle With The Indians" with a dateline of Vincennes, November 12.
Taking over half a page it begins: "This day we have just received information that the governor has had a battle with the Indians--30 men killed & about 100 wounded. The governor marched up to the Prophet's town..." with more. This is a fine & early report on William H. Harrison's famous battle with "The Prophet".
Among the other reports are over a full page of text headed: "Affair of the Little Belt, Proceedings of the Court of Enquiry" which includes reports signed by both John Rogers and Stephen Decatur.
There is a complete listing of all members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Also 2 1/2 pages of charts providing the "United States Census" for the years 1790, 1800, and 1810, each including a column for "Slaves".
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, scattered foxing, good 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: Pre-Civil War