Articles from June, 2013

News of the US: Week Four of June 1813

June 22:  Battle at Craney Island, Virginia — “At 9 o’clock, A. M. about 60 barges, and two schooners full of men, made an attempt to land at Craney Island, in number generally believed to be from 1500 to 2000.  …

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“American Enterprise”

June 20, 2013

Newspaper Scoop of the Year 1813 by the Missouri Gazette, May 15, 1813 In 1813, St. Louis was a little town, and not quite yet “Gateway” to the West, for, for much of the nation, St. Louis was the farthest …

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News of the US: Week Three of June 1813

June 15:  From the Senate of Massachusetts — “Resolved, as the sense of the Senate of Massachusetts, That, in a war like the present, waged without justifiable cause, and prosecuted in a manner which indicates that conquest and ambition are …

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A Graduation Oration

June 9, 2013

Delivered at the late Commencement in the University of Pennsylvania,  June, 1813 by John H. Gibbons The following oration was printed by the Philadelphia Aurora, on August 9, 1813.  It has been since reprinted, but nothing can be harmed by …

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News of the US: Week Two of June 1813

June 8:  From New York — “Seventeen ships have arrived at Quebec from Cork with from 4 to 6000 troops–a part of the troops passed Prescott yesterday, the residue are said to be coming up in detachments–two or three hundred …

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