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See the handsome masthead... On the Little Belt Affair...



Item # 670178

November 25, 1811

THE WASHINGTONIAN, Windsor, Vermont, Nov. 25, 1811 

* Little Belt Affair
* War of 1812 prelude


The dominant feature of this issue is the displayable masthead, featuring a large engraving of a heraldic eagle with an 11 inch banner.
Page 3 has a: "Message" to Congress signed by the President: James Madison, concerning: "...the aggression committed by a British ship of war on the U.S. frigate Chesapeake...". This would have been the Little Belt Affair, an event which would lead to the War of 1812.
Four pages, irregular at the margins, otherwise good.

Category: Pre-Civil War