Articles from March, 2013

For the Clarion, Part Four

March 26, 2013

Tuesday the 26th.— The boats put off at three in the morning.  The sleet had been succeeded by snow which was driving before a keen and violent  wind.  An hour before day break they passed the boat of Capt. Hewett, …

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News of the US: Week Four of March 1813

March 22:  From New Orleans — “We who are trading with the Spaniards have much to fear from their enemies, who are increasing daily.”  First are the Baratarians.  “Besides this enemy, the poor Spaniards have another to encounter in the …

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News of the US: Week Three of March 1813

March 15:  From Natchitoches — “In my last I informed you of the victory obtained by Bernardo’s army over that of Salcisdos, which news has been confirmed by letters received from various persons in B’s army, and by deserters from …

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St. Patrick in America

March 17, 2013

As printed in the Eastern Argus on September 23, 1813: Last Patrick’s day, was as dark as the night; For the sun never shined on Hibernia’s sod Brother John grin’d a smile to behold the sad sight, When Erin go …

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News of the US: Week Two of March 1813

March 8:  From Pottsdam — “Mr. Dewey, a respectable man belonging to this town, was, while on a journey to Vermont, with his sleigh and horses, impressed at Plattsburgh to carry troops to Sacket’s Harbor . . .  I could …

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