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Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Boston Weekly Messenger
Date Published: 1813 to 1815
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding

War of 1812 - 39 issues from The Weekly Messenger, Boston, Massachusetts newspapers

About 60% with some written content descriptions, virtually all with some War of 1812 related content. The papers are in good to fair condition, heavy rag paper with foxing and some tears.

• 1813 May 28, P.3, col.3, - “GOOD NEWS” from the North-Western Army, Lower Sandusky. The enemy repulsed. General Harrison’s dispatch regarding the British defeat against General Proctor. P.3, col 4, - North-West Army. General Harrison’s account of the raising of the Siege of Fort Meigs story is lacking details such as the capture of 650 Kentucky Militia and defeat. 2 col. inches. P3, col. 4, “GENERAL STAFF” accounts of various regiments casualties. 4-1/2 col. inches.

• 1813 October 1, P.3 col. 1 “NAVAL VICTORY ON LAKE ERIE” Sept. 21, Commodore O.H. Perry announcing Victory on Lake Erie. Many details provided. List of Killed and wounded. 35 col. inches. P3. Col.3, - “COM. RODGERS ARRIVED” Newport, Sept. 27, US Frigate, “President” was away 5 months and now back. Long story with lots of details of the trip. 15 col. inches. P3, col. 4&5, - Montreal, Sept. 18, Account of British difficulties on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. 11 col. inches. • 1813 November 12,

• 1813 November 19,

• 1813 November 26, P.3 col. 1 “THE CANADAS”, Nov.26. Writing about the highly satisfactory intelligence reports from the Americans via the US newspapers and quoting particulars. Also complaining about high prices and future taxes. 26 col. inches. P.3, col. 4, - “BRITISH OFFICAL ACCOUNT” of the affair of the 26th October between General Hampton and the British. Lieut. Colonel Charles De Salaberry (Battle of Châteauguay) who choose a judicious position and excellent disposition of his troop to repulse a number of American attacks. The US Army retreated in in complete disgrace. 11 col. inches.P3. “GENERAL WILKINSON’S ARMY JOURNAL” series of short reports dating from Oct. 30 to Nov. 10th. Wilkinson’s army would badly lose the Battle of Cornwall or Battle of Crylser’s Farm on Nov. 11th.

• 1813 December 3, P1., col. 12 Battle of Cornwall or Battle of Crylser’s Farm. P3. Col.1,2,3& 4. - Official account of Battle of Crylser’s Farm from US and British. 66 col. inches.

• 1813 December 10,

• 1813 December 17,

• 1813 December 24,

• 1813 December 31,

• 1814 January 7, Front Page, c. 2 - "1813" - overview of the Canada campaign of 1813 - 25 Column Inches. ALSO, Front Page, c. 3 - "WILKINSON'S EXPEDITION" - commentary on Wilkinson's expedition, descending the St. Lawrence and attempting the reduction of Montreal -15 Column Inches. ALSO, p. 3, c. 4 - "CAPTURE OF FORT NIAGARA" - letter of General Hopkins to Daniel Tompkins dated Dec. 20, 1813 at Buffalo on the burning of Lewiston, enemy force including 600 Indians - much more detail on the destruction of Buffalo and more -15 Column Inches

• 1814 January 14, p. 3, c. 4 - "LATEST FRONTIER NEWS" - attack apprehended on the 8th at Plattsburgh, detachments from French Mills and Burlington detached there - Ogdensburgh taken by British, Buffalo in possession of British but not burned - 1 Column Inch. ALSO - p. 3, c. 5 - "NAVAL AFFAIRS" the British have launched at Kingston a ship of war larger than the President - 2 Column Inches. ALSO - p. 4, c. 4 - "WAR EVENTS ON THE WESTERN & N. WESTERN FRONTIERS" - text of a Canadian Courant Extra, a letter of an officer in the British Army dated Queenstown, Dec. 19th which excited fears among the citizens of Plattsburgh that a winter attack on that town would take place - 6 Column Inches

• 1814 January 21,

• 1814 January 28, P3. Col.2,3&4. - “RETALIATION – A PROCLOMATION” by General George Provost. Long and detailed giving rationale for British burning places in USA in retaliation for Americans burning in Niagara and York (Toronto). 37 col. inches.

• 1814 February 4, p. 2, c. 2 - "OF PROPHESIES"a table of Prophesies and the Fulfillment of Each regarding the War, American victories in Canada, crossing the Niagara, surrender of Fort Detroit, Wilkinson and more - 13 Column Inches ALSO - p. 3, c. 1 - "NIAGARA FRONTIERS" - debate on relief for sufferers on the frontier and the responsibility for the destruction of Newark being McClure's - 2 Column Inches

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• 1814 May 6, Page three "FROM SACKETT'S HARBOR. P.4, Prominent back page headline and 39 column inches report on the Battle of Lake Erie and the victory by Perry over the British fleet. Many details of the battle and examples of Perry's character and leadership. "Perry speaks highly of the bravery and good conduct of the negroes, who formed a considerable part of his crew. They seemed to be absolutely insensible to danger. When Captain Barclay came on board the Niagara, and beheld the sickly and parti-coloured beings around him, an expression of chagrin escaped him, at having been conquered by such men."

This is one of the earliest reports in praise of negro soldiers fighting for the Americans and this is a rare account of African American fighting for America in the Battle of Lake Erie. During the War of 1812, about one-quarter of the personnel in the American naval squadrons of the Battle of Lake Erie were African American.

• 1814 May 20, Front Page, c. 5 - "OSWEGO TAKEN!" -

• 1814 May 27, p. 2, c. 5 - "CANADIAN NEWS - BRITISH OFFICIAL. ACCOUNT OF THEIR LATE ATTACK ON OSWEGO"

• 1814 June 3, p. 2, c. 1 - "EVENTS OF THE WAR - THE ATTACK ON OSWEGO"

• 1814 June 10,

• 1814 June 17,

• 1814 June 24, p. 3, c. 4-5 - "RAVAGES OF THE ENEMY"

• 1814 July 22, P3. Col. 1 – “OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH DEFEAT AT THE BATTLE OF CHIPPEWA” Letter from General Brown, 6 of July top line with details to follow. 4 col. inches. P.3 col. 1 – BATTLE NEAR CHIPPEWA form Buffalo Gazette, some details. 5 col. inches. P3. Col. 4 - British accounts of the Battle of Chippewa + General Order. 8-11/2 col. inches. P.3 col. 5 – OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF CAPTURE OF THE US FRGATE “ESSEX”.

• 1814 August 5, p. 2-3 – General Orders: various Canadian topics. "FROM LATE MONTREAL AND QUEBEC PAPERS"- BATTLE OF CHIPPEWA. 14-1/2 col. inches.

• 1814 August 12, p.2, - News of the BATTLE of CHIPPAWA (Canada) 2+ full columns. P.2 headline and news report on the BATTLE of LUNDY'S LANE. The Battle of Lundy's Lane (also known as the Battle of Bridgewater) was a battle of the War of 1812, which took place on 25 July, 1814, in present-day Niagara Falls, Ontario. It was one of the bloodiest battles in the War of 1812, and the deadliest battle ever fought on Canadian soil.

• 1814 August 19, Front Page, c. 3 - "OF THE LATE BATTLE"

• 1814 August 26, p. 2, & 5 - "AMERICAN OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF BRIDGEWATER

• 1814 October 21, Front Page "IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS - DESPATCHES FROM OUR COMMISSIONERS AT GHENT HIGHLY IMPORTANT'. The front page including two lengthy communications signed in type by U.S. commissioners JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, HENRY CLAY etc reporting on their attempts to negotiate a peace treaty at Ghent. P.2 - "Official Account of the Repulse of the British at Mobile" . P4, "Biographical Sketch of Lieut. John G. Cowall, Late of the U.S. Navy."

• 1814 October 28, Front Page, c. 1 - "THE INSTRUCTIONS"

• 1814 November 11, Front Page, c. 1 - "SPEECHES DELIVERED LAST SESSION H4 THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES OF MASSACHUSETTS"

• 1814 November 18, Front Page, c. 1 - "SPEECHES DELIVERED LAST SESSION IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF MASSACHUSETTS"

• 1814 December 23, Front Page, c. 3 - "BRITISH OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS - OPERATIONS IN THE PENOBSCOT"

• 1815 January 13,

• 1815 March 3, Front Page, c. 4 - THE PRESIDENTS MESSAGE TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS, COMMUNICATING THE TREATY OF PEACE" -
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