Place Published: Baltimore
Publisher: Niles' The Weekly Register
Date Published: 1812
Binding: No binding
SCARCE EARLY WAR OF 1812 REPORTS ON GENERALS BROCK AND HULL
This newspaper was published a little more than 4 weeks after the surrender of Detroit! Complete in 16 pages, measures 6 x 9-1/2 inches, type small and overall, in very good condition.
September 19th issue;
The entire front page is taken up with a report headed: "From Canada" which begins: "We are happy to grafity our subscribers with a few official details of the capture of Detroit & General Hull by our little army under Major-General Brock..." with much more, including several dispatches signed in type by both Isaac Brock and W. Hull. Included also are two "General Orders" concerning the situation in Detroit, carrying over to pg. 2. On August 16th, 1812 General Hull put up the white flag and agreed to surrender Fort Detriot to General Brock.
Additionally, the inside pages have much on the War of 1812 with a column headed: "Events of the War" which takes 6 pages and includes documents signed in type by William Henry Harrison, D. Porter, John Rodgers, Lewis Cass, and R. J. Meigs.
Also inside is an article headed: "The Surrender of Detroit" which gives further detail on this significant event, taking over a full column. Yet another article headed: "The City of Baltimore" takes over 2 pgs. and includes a detailed history of it.
September 26th issue;
p.51 - Canada. Historical and geographical sketch of Canada - 1-1/2 columns. p.53 - Events of the War. William Hull Sept. 8/12 letter from Montreal to Hon. W. Eustis, Secty Dept of War, USA on his situation including commenting on getting his parole and returning to USA. p.53, 54 & 55 - William Hull August 26/12 letter from Fort George to Hon. W. Eustis, Secty Dept of War, USA providing the articles of capitulation by which Fort Detroit was surrendered. Many details of Hull's reasons and situation provided. p.55 Copies of letter by Hull to Dept of War accompanying the capitulation letter. Many details of action before the surrender. p.56 Michilimackinac; letter dated August 4/12 from Lt. Hanks regarding the surrender of the garrison at Michilimackinac -1-1.2 pgs. From p.57 to 62 many more details of the War.
The Weekly Register (also called the Niles Weekly Register and Niles' Register) was a national magazine published in Baltimore, Maryland by Hezekiah Niles. The magazine "exerted a powerful influence on the early national discourse," As noted in Wikipedia:
"Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."
Very Good. Item #8221