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Interesting report from the Council of War... Need for the Erie Canal...
Item # 678202
May 14, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1814
* Early Erie Canal planning
The first 3 pages have a detailed report: "Internal Navigation - The Advantages of the Proposed Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson's River..." which would be the famed Erie Canal. It is signed in type by: Robert Fulton.
Inside has almost 8 pages under the heading: "Events of the War" which includes a wealth of reporting on the War of 1812. Included are the "Minutes of a Council of War Holden at Sackett's Harbor signed in type by Morgan Lewis, Isaac Chauncey, R. Swartwout and Jac. Brown. Most of the other war reports are of naval events.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, some light foxing, generally in good 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