Articles from February, 2012

Believe It or Not

February 22, 2012

I have often wondered whether the early newspapers, like those housed by the University of Texas at Austin, contained more letters than held in all the manuscript archives of the United States.  Local editors could gain news of the faraway …

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News of the US: Week Four of February 1812

February 24: From Santiago, Chile — “This was a day of great gratification to the real friends of the country, from the solemn reception of Col..Joel Roberts Poinsett, Consul-General of the U. States of North America, appointed by James Madison, …

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News of the US: Week Three of February 1812

February 16: “In the small town of Stockbridge, in the county of Berkshire, 130 dollars have been contributed in aid of the Asiatic Mission. In Park street Church, Boston, on Sunday evening 338 dollars were collected. The Hon. William Phillips, of …

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News of the US: Week Two of February 1812

February 8: From the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Mr. Ogle: “I have observed, Sir, a part of the creation to be very thinly clad, and to appear in public with their naked arms, and elbows, and breasts. . . . …

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News of the US: Week One of February 1812

February 1: “About the first instant 2000 hogs were driven into Canada, from the American side of the lines, intended for the Montreal market.”–Richmond Enquirer, February 6, 1812 “The legislature of Maryland have raised their compensation to four dollars per …

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