Articles from April, 2012

News of the US: Week four of April 1812

April 22:  From the House of Representatives — “The petition of Eli Whitney was presented and read, praying for an extension of his patent right for his machine for clearing cotton–referred to a select committee.”   “The House went into a …

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News of the US: Week three of april 1812

April 15:  From Chicago, April 15 — “Our situation here will be very disagreeable for a while, as we are obliged to keep close to the garrison or be in danger of losing our scalps.  The party of Winebagoes that …

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News of the US: Week two of april 1812

April 8:  “An Act For the admission of the State of Louisiana into the Union, and to extend the laws of the United States to the said state” signed into law by James Madison.–National Intelligencer, April 11, 1812 April 9:  …

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News of the US: Week One of April 1812

April 1:  “To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States.  Considering it as expedient, under existing circumstances and prospects, that a general Embargo be laid on all vessels now in port, or hereafter arriving for the period …

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Personal Advertisements long ago

April 16, 2012

Advertisements seeking persons were rarer than advertisements offering merchandise, or those looking for strayed or stolen cattle or horses.  Those appearing most frequently were posted by those seeking runaway slaves, or for runaway apprentices or indentured laborers.  Usually a reward …

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