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"Don't give up the Ship!" and more...

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August 27, 1814

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT, Concord, August 27, 1814  A great issue with the memorable rallying cry from the War of 1812 "Don't give up the Ship!" used as a campaign slogan on the front page.
As a bit of history, Captain James Lawrence's famous cry was at the Battle of Lake Erie, eleven months prior. It quickly became the motto of the U.S. Navy, and as we see here was adopted as a political slogan as well.
Inside has some good reports from the War of 1812 including: "GOOD NEWS - Our Arms Again Victorious!" "Mackinaw Evacuated" "From the Champlain Frontier" "Victory Of Erie!" "Further Particulars from the Niagara Frontier" and more.
Note also the engraving of a snake on page 3, it was used as a political device as explained in the test which follows. 
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some mild wear, several creases.

Category: War of 1812