Articles from September, 2013

News of the US: Week Four of September 1813

September 22:  From Rutland, Vermont — “Col. Clark, we understand, has received orders from Gen. Hampton, to raise 1000 mounted volunteers, to be reported at Cumberland Head on the 24th inst.  This looks like a speedy preparation for a commencement …

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Poetry Using Previous Plays on Words

September 20, 2013

John Binns, in his Democratic Press, gave his fancy free rein in constructing chains of metaphors describing Sir James Yeo (whose last name just might have been pronounced “ewe”) the chief British naval officer on Lake Ontario.  One of his …

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News of the US: Week Three of September 1813

September 15:  From an officer of the U.S. fleet on Lake Erie — Of the enemy’s fleet:  “their flags were nailed to the masts, with an asseveration from the commanders that the vessels should go to the bottom rather than …

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Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie

September 10, 2013

I.  “Anecdotes on Perry’s Victory.  By the Editor of the Albany Museum.” Some Extracts: Reprinted in the Harrisburgh Chronicle, June 13, 1814 [apparently, no copy of the Albany Museum, according to the Library of Congress, survives] “On the morning of …

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News of the US: Week Two of September 1813

September 8:  From Milledgeville, Georgia — “Gen. Floyd arrived here on Sunday, and will proceed to the Frontier immediately to take command of the expedition against the Indians.  . . . When the remainder of the troops will take up …

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