Articles from May, 2012

The newspapers have gone, but some have reappeared in new dress

May 31, 2012

On March 1, the last of the historical newspapers formerly held at the Collections Deposit Library (and before that, in the basement of the Main Building) were moved to their permanent home, the Library Storage Facility.  The rarest or the …

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News of the US: Week Four of May 1812

May 22:  From the House of Representatives — “Mr. Bartlett presented the petition of  Ebenezer Tucker, proprietor of the Diving Bell, praying Congress to grant him the privilege of searching for and converting to his own use such property as …

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News of the US: Week Three of May 1812

May 15:  From Salem — “The quota of the Militia of this town, to be drafted for the Canada War, is 112.  The drafts are making; we do not hear of any volunteers from the democratic ranks presenting themselves.”–Salem Gazette, …

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News of the US: Week Two of May 1812

May 8:  From Raleigh — “A light frost appeared on the ground at this place on the morning of the 5th instant.  A like appearance has not been observed for many years.  There was frost on the morning of May …

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News of the US: week one of may 1812

May 1:  From the House of Representatives — “Mr. Newton, from the committee of commerce and manufactures, reported a bill for the relief of the sufferers, by the earthquakes in Venezuela.  Referred to a committee of the whole today.”–New York …

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