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The President declares the war to be over(?)... War in the Chesapeake...



Item # 677919

July 02, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 2, 1814  Page three has an interesting item: "A Proclamation", signed in type by the President: James Madison which declares the war with Great Brittan to be over. However, upon further inspection, the article above headed, "The Turnpike Road to Peace", makes it clear this is merely a proclamation being suggested to the President Madison stating that if he were to make such a declaration, the war would likely be over in less than a month.
Among the additional articles are: "Affair At Scituate", "War in the Chesapeake Waters", "War in the Chesapeake Waters", "War in the Chesapeake", "Detached Corps", "Canadian Papers", and "Our Envoys In Europe".
Four pages, the corners of both leaves archivally reinforced due to the presence of a strong crease, but in overall good condition.

Item from Catalog 305 (released for April, 2021)...

Category: War of 1812