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The New Madrid earthquake... Battle of Tippecanoe...



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January 04, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1812

* Battle of Tippecanoe
* William Henry Harrison
* New Madrid earthquake


Near the back is an early item concerning the disastrous New Madrid earthquake before it was known as such. The report includes: "Several shocks by earthquakes have been felt in various parts of the southern and western states...It seems probable that some dreadful calamity may have been experienced in a distant part of the world--probably South America; judging from the violence of the sensations felt in different parts of the union..." with a bit more. See the web for more on the New Madrid earthquake.
Pages 1 & 2 contain reports from the: "Indiana Territorial Legislature" which includes a "Speech" and a letter of thanks, each signed in type by: Wm. H. Harrison. The former relates to the battle with the Prophet in the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, very minor loss to the top of the spine margin, very nice condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. 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