Articles from August, 2013

News of the US: Week Four of August 1813

August 22:  From Boston — “Three waggons arrived in town on Saturday, from Charleston, S. C. 60 days passage.”–Boston Weekly Messenger, August 27, 1813 August 22:  From Charleston — “In the dreadful gale of the 22d ult. at Charleston, S. …

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Heroic and Mock Heroic Exploits of 1813

August 21, 2013

From the Norfolk Herald, as reprinted by the Wilmington American Watchman, April 21, 1813: “The Tug of War — Several of the enemy’s boats (the number we cannot positively state, as some people are of opinion there were three, some five, …

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News of the US: Week Three of August 1813

August 15:  “from a distinguished American in the North of Europe [John Quincy Adams[” —  “I lament the weakness which our internal divisions spread over the nation; but I trust that our cause will ultimately prove successful, and that the …

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Three August Events

August 14, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin has posted about a dozen titles, many single issues, on-line recently.  These issues are very rare, and are often the only issues extant of these titles.  They include four daily papers from Georgia:  the Cherokee Phoenix for May, 1828, …

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News of the US: Week Two of August 1813

August 8:  From Natchitoches — “I was imprisoned at St. Antonio, and condemned to death by the Insurgents, when Elisondo advanced with a considerable detachment of Spanish regulars and militia.  The notice of his arrival threw that unhappy town into …

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