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Diplomatic attempts to prevent war, but the printed presumption would prove true...
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June 06, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1812 Inside has the beginning of what would become a continuing article on: 'Paul Jones", the famed John Paul Jones. Also several correspondences under: "Public Documents" signed in type by: J. Monroe to Augustus Foster and Jonathan Russell, British & American diplomats respectively, all relating to what would become the War of 1812.
Perhaps the most interesting item is inconspicuously found on the back page, noting in part: "CONGRESS - The doors of the house of representatives were closed during the session on Thursday...We merely state a belief, founded on pretty strong grounds, that war against England will be immediately declared."
Indeed, in less than two weeks President Madison would official proclaim that the U.S. was at war against Great Britain.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, 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