Articles from August, 2012

News of the US: Week Four of August 1812

Aug 22: A letter from General Wilkinson, dated New Orleans —  “On the 19th and 20th inst. we were visited at this place by a hurricane, which has left behind it a scene of desolation . . .  millions will …

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News of the US: Week Three of August 1812

August 15:  From Chillicothe — “on the night of the 15th inst. Capt. Brush of this place, whose force is 140 men, under his immediate command, and about 300 militia received a summons from capt. Elliot of the British, to …

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News of the US: Week two of August 1812

August 8:  Letter from Detroit:  “The alarming prospect before us you can have no idea of.  Horror and dismay has given to every countenance the most gloomy appearance.  But a few days ago we landed triumphantly on the shores of …

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News of the US: Week One of August 1812

August 1:  From Boston — “Note form Capt. Hull of the Constitution –“Capt. Hull, finding his friends in Boston are correctly informed of his situation when chased by the British squadron off N. York . . . takes this opportunity …

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