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February 22, 1815

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 22, 1815

* Treaty of Ghent signed
* War of 1812 officially over


The top of the front page has the historic report of the end of the War of 1812, with column heads: "A Seat To The Peace!" "Cessation Of Hostilities". The letter signed in type by: James Monroe, includes: "It is with great satisfaction that I have to inform you that a Treaty of Peace was concluded between the United States and Great Britain at Ghent on the 24th of Dec..." with more.
And better yet, page 2 begins with a nice & graphic announcement headed: "THE TREATY OF PEACE !  SIGNED, SEALED, AND RATIFIED" followed by a proclamation by the President  that a treaty with "His Britannic Majesty" was signed at Ghent on December 24, 1814, and ratified by the U.S. Senate on February 17, 1815, thus ending the War of 1812.
Hereafter is the text of the "Treaty Of Peace and Amity" containing eleven articles, signed in type by President James Madison and the Acting Secretary of State, James Monroe. The text of the treaty concludes with a statement by the President asking all citizens to honor and respect the terms of the treaty.
A very significant report and a key issue for any collection focused on American wars.
As if this content was not sufficient, pages 1 and 2 contain reports concerning the victory at the Battle of New Orleans. History tells us that the battle of New Orleans was actually fought after peace had been officially proclaimed.
Four pages, light damp staining, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War