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News of the US: December 1815

By Mary Bowden, Researcher, UT Bound Newspaper Archive

  December 2:  From New York — “The British brig Betsey has arrived at New-York from AZ, with 178 released Americans.  The above mentioned seamen were principally discharged from British vessels of war.  It is said a Russian ship was …

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One Way of Getting Ice to the Tropics

By Mary Bowden, Researcher, UT Bound Newspaper Archive

November 15, 2015

Henry David Thoreau, in his Walden, describes the pond, in winter, being visited by the ice-cutters, who cut the pond’s ice to be shipped to the south.  Before that time, however, others adopted riskier ways to achieve the same goal. …

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News of November, 1815

By Mary Bowden, Researcher, UT Bound Newspaper Archive

November 1:  From Milledgeville, Georgia — “We learn from a gentleman who passed through the Creek Nation last week, that the Commissioners are now engaged in running the Indian boundary line, and was informed by Colonel Hawkins, (who had so …

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Is the Whale a Fish?

By Mary Bowden, Researcher, UT Bound Newspaper Archive

October 15, 2015

The answer to this question was debated and decided in the affirmative by a New York Court, according to the following article from the Baltimore Patriot of January 1, 1819: ” A WHALE IS A FISH.  The question has been …

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News of the US: October 1815

By Mary Bowden, Researcher, UT Bound Newspaper Archive

October 1:  From Georgia — “At a council held at Tookanhatchie on the 1st ult. the chiefs and warriors of the Creek nation, in entire disregard to the most solemn obligations, refused to abide by the terms of the treaty …

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