Articles from October, 2012

News of the US: Week Four of October 1812

October 21:  From Albany, from Maj. Thomas Chrystie – “About sixteen  hundred of our men crossed at Lewistown, and carried the British batteries, after a tremendous conflict.  Gen. Brock came up with a reinforcement of regular troops . . . …

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Is it Honorable to Poison the Enemy?

October 20, 2012

One of the nicest features of the early nineteenth century newspapers in the University of Texas collection is the letters that they print.  Letters were, of course, one of their major sources of current news:  these letters now give us …

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News of the US: Week Three of October 1812

October 15:  Proclamation of Governor Prevost of Canada — “all citizens of the United States are ordered to quit Canada by the 15th of October . . . .  After that time every citizen of the U. S. found in …

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“Songs Attributed to Negroes”

October 10, 2012

The Luzerne Gleaner, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was a weekly newspaper whose articles were often republished by the newspapers of larger cities.  Early in the war, it sought to demonstrate that all in the United States was not consistent with the …

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News of the US: Week Two of October 1812

October 8:  “Dr. Robinson (the Messenger from the U. States government) left Nacogdoches, 8th October for Chiuahua, on his mission to the commander in chief of the Northern Provinces, Salcedo.”–American Daily Advertiser, December 22, 1812 October 8:  Uniontown, Pa. — …

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