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British advancing towards the nation's capital...

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July 28, 1813

BOSTON PATRIOT, July 28, 1813  Although this issue has much on the war in Europe, page 2 has: "Enemy In the Potomac" datelined from Washington and noting in part: "...that the advanced squadron of the enemy had retired down the river...were not in sight at Point Yates, about 70 miles below this city..." and more on the British advance towards the capital.
Inside has: "Frigate Essex" as well as a short report: "Good News--If True" noting: "...that the British attacked Fort George...and were repulsed...".
Four pages, minor margin wear and a bit of staining, generally good condition.

Category: War of 1812