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Pushing for an embargo...

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April 20, 1812

CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, April 20, 1812  The front page has a  brief yet historically significant document signed by the President: James Madison, asking Congress to impose: "...a general Embargo be laid on all vessels now in port...for the period of 60 days..." with a bit more. Over half of the front page & much of page 2 have a discussion in Congress of an embargo. The embargo would become law on April 4, and before long war would be declared against England.
Page 2 has another document signed in type by the President: James Madison.
Four pages, great condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War