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News of the US: December 1815

  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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Is the Whale a Fish?

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

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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News of the US: August 1815

August 1: From Buffalo — Major General Brown, accompanied by his aids-de-Camp, Col. Jones and Maj. Frasier, arrived at this village on Tuesday last. The general received national salutes at Black Rock and Buffalo. General Brown visited the battleground at …

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Controversy over the Coverage of the 4th of July

It was 1814, the war had been going on for two years, and the antagonism between those who supported the war and those who were against it had not lessened.  When the New York Evening Post made its report on …

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