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AbstractThe Military Monitor was a weekly periodical that was published every Monday. The first issue was printed for August 17, 1812 and is believed to have ceased in 1814, as the last issue located was April 2, 1814. The periodical was suspended with the November 23, 1812 issue and resumed with the December 14, 1812 issue. The quote at the top of the first page is "The public good our end". The periodical's various authors included: Desnoues, Joseph, 1794?-1837. O'Connor, Thomas, 1770-1855. Hardcastle, John, 1778?-1835. Van Pelt, Peter, 1779?-1843. Wall, Stephen. Van Riper, Nicholas. Other authors are believed to be the American Antiquarian Society. Proprietors: T. O'Connor and S. Wall, 1812; T. O'Connor, 1812- . Printers: Hardcastle and Van Pelt, for T. O'Connor and S. Wall, Sept. 14-Oct. 5, 1812; J. Desnoues, Oct. 12, 1812- ; N. Van Riper, Nov. 6, 1813- .
Includes a brief extract of a letter to the editors, dated at Rome, N.Y., 18 November 1812. It is written that “Commodore Chauncey has actually captured two British vessels on the lake, a sloop and schooner. Col. Brock, relative of the late Gen. Brock was taken prisoner; and it is said, and generally believed, that the body of the General, was also on board in a hogshead of spirits (we have seen it related, in several papers, that the General was buried with military honors near Newark—if so, the account of his being taken prisoner in a hogshead of spirits is not probable -- Editors)”.
A proclamation addressed “to the men of New York” by Gen. Smyth, dated at Buffalo, 10 November 1812 is included on the back page. Smyth hopes to raise volunteers to participate in an attack on Canada at Niagara. He writes that “in a few days, the troops under my command will plant the American standard in Canada. They are men accustomed to obedience, silence and steadiness. They will conquer, or they will die”.