June 20, 2013 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


Boston Patriot, Bound Set of War of 1812-Period Issues, April-December 1812

Bound collection of 83 issues of the Boston Patriot, Boston, MA, March 14, 1812 through December 30, 1812, approx. 166pp. Housed in paper board folio album. Not all issues are bound in chronological order. A fine set of newspapers printed prior to and at the start of the War of 1812, documenting incidents leading up to and during the war, articles signed in print by notable figures, including John Adams and President James Madison, and interesting news of the day. Page 2, column 5, of the June 3 issue states, in part, Our Committee of Foreign Relations have agreed unanimously to recommend a Declaration of War against England. This was published 2 days after President Madison delivered his message of war.

The June 24 issue, page 2, column 5-6, features a fiery recruiting call, including the following excerpt: Americans! Arise, and put on your armour! Sons of the patriots, awake from your slumbers! A long period of indolent repose has refreshed the nation, wearied by the toils of the revolution...your country calls; liberty claims your aid!

Condition:Expected wear with age, especially along edges and corners; some scattered tears and light stains throughout.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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