Articles from March, 2012

News of the US: Week Four of March 1812

March 26: Earthquake at Laguira and Caracas. “Robert K. Lowry, Esq. writes from Laguira, under date of 3d instant, and mentions the confusion and dismay as indescribable; following the destruction by earthquake is a terrible scene of robbery.”–American Daily Advertiser, …

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Going, Going, Almost Gone

March 21, 2012

The historic newspapers that for years dwelt in the basement of the Main Building then in the first basement of the Collections Deposit Library have almost all been removed from the CDL, and are now either waiting scanning in the …

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News of the US: Week Three of March 1812

March 18: In the House of Representatives — “On a motion of Mr. Dowson, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Bassett in the chair, on the bill for the admission of the state of Louisiana …

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News of the US: Week two of March 1812

March 8: From Fort Madison — “A very friendly chief of the Sac nation told Mr. J. and myself, that unless we were reinforced within a short time, we should be massacred without discrimination! and that there were five nations …

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News of the US: Week One of March 1812

March 2: From Washington — Signed into law “An Act To authorise the Secretary of the Treasury, under the direction of the President of the United States, to purchase of Winslow Lewis, his patent right to the new and improved …

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