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June 22, 1812

THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, June 22, 1812  An extremely historic issue as it contains the Act of Congress declaring war against Great Britain.
All of the front page, plus several later pages, contain documents & letters concerning the growing tensions between the U.S. and England. And on pages 6 and 7 is a lengthy address from the President to Congress documenting the tensions, signed in type: James Madison. Following this is: "AN ACT - Declaring War Between the United Kingdom of Great Britain...and the United States of America..." which is signed in type by the President: James Madison.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 10 3/4 by 13 1/2 inches, nice condition.

Category: War of 1812