• American Mercury Newspaper, Vol. XXXI, No. 1571. August 9, 1814

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      Contains an account of the Battle of Chippawa by Gen. Scott, dated at Queenston, 15 July 1814. Another account is provided by J. Hindman, Maj. Com. Batt. Artillery. The official British account of the battle is also given, with a return of the killed, wounded and missing.
    • The Columbian Newspaper vol. IV no. 1105- June 12, 1813

      Holt, Charles (2011-12-16)
      The "Columbian" was established by Mr. Holt in 1808 as an "organ of the Clintonians" (Journalism in the United States, from 1690-1872 By Frederic Hudson) and a replacement to the "Citizen". It was a passionate Democratic paper that supported both Jefferson and Madison. Holt later sold the "Columbian" to Alden Spooner, who published the Long Island "Star". The Columbian ceased in 1821.
    • Letter from David Todd to Colonel Proctor, Commanding Officer of the 41st Regiment- 9 Feb 1812

      David Todd (2011-12-16)
      A letter addressed to Colonel Proctor, Commanding Officer of the 41st Regiment at Fort George, Niagara from David Todd, Morris Town County of St. Lawrence on 9 Feb., 1812. Todd asked Colonel Proctor to forward a letter to his nephew.
    • Manuscript of James Cummings- August 28, 1860

      James Cummings (2011-12-16)
      A letter written by Cummings, a Captain in the War of 1812. The letter discusses his military career during the War of 1812.
    • Merrimack Intelligencer Vol. 5 No. 48, 22 May 1813

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      This was a weekly paper that was published every Saturday. The motto of the Merrimack was: "Not too rash--Yet not fearful--We aim to be just." It was published from 1808-1817.
    • National Intelligencer Vol. XIII, No. 1984- June 8, 1813

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      The Intelligencer was an American newspaper that was established, in 1800, in Washington by Samuel Harrison Smith, a young Jeffersonian- Republican from Philadelphia. The paper was a supporter of the Jefferson and Madison administrations until 1810 when it was sold to Joseph Gales Jr. from North Carolina. In 1812 William Seaton joined Gales as a publishing partner. This paper made significant contributions to the nation and wielded considerable influence in political circles during its publication. It has been praised for its "high standard of journalistic excellence and high intellectual level of its contents". (William E. Ames , National Intelligencer: Washington's Leading Political Newspaper) The Intelligencer was, until 1810, named the National Intelligencer, and Washington Advertiser. It was a tri-weekly paper and had a peak circulation of 6, 000. Publication was suspended in 1869.
    • The Weekly Messenger, Vol.2 No.39- July 16, 1813

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      Contains an account of the Battle of Beaver Dams by Gen. Dearborn in a letter to the Secretary of War, dated at Fort George, 25 June 1813. Also contains an account of the Battle of Stony Creek in a letter by an Officer in the United States Army, dated 22 June 1813. Also includes a commentary on the Battle of Beaver Dams originally published in the Albany Argus. It is stated that “The surrender of our troops at Beaver Dam, if our accounts can be relied on, turns out to be one of the most disgraceful transactions for our army that has been recorded since the opening of the campaign”.