The Weekly Register Vol. III, No. 11, Whole No. 63- November 14,1812


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Niles, Hezekiah, Editor
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The Weekly Register, also known as Niles Weekly Register, was a weekly periodical edited by Hezekiah Niles (1777-1839) and published in Baltimore Maryland. Volumes of interest were published between 1811 (Vol. 1, No. 1, September 7, 1811) to 1814 (Vol. 5, No. 26, February 26, 1814). These volumes focus primarily on 19th century politics and government in the United States of America.

Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States. The popularity also made Niles into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period. The Register also recorded current economics, technology, science, medicine, geography, archaeology, the weather, and stories of human interest.

The Weekly Register, Baltimore, 14 November 1812
1st Page:
• Correspondence between James Monroe, John Graham, Lord Castlereagh, and Mr. Russel, charges des affaires for Great Britain, mentioning war, orders in council, etc.

4th Page:
• Governor of New York’s speech to assembly and senate, discusses war

7th Page:
• Correspondence between Tupper and Harrison on the Northwest Army, mentions skirmishes

9th Page:
• Report of the Battle of Queenston

10th Page:
• Report that claims natives had been destroying property at Detroit, Harrison had arrived to avert massacre
• Report that claims large bodies of natives willing to fight for US
• 700 troops arrival at Pensacola
• Reported 10000 troops plus stores at Plattsburg
• Troop movements from Greenbush to Plattsburg
• Letter from General Hopkins reports his plan to attack every native settlement on the Wabash, then fall upon the Illinois

11th Page:
• Arrival of 200 troops from Columbia to Charleston, S.C. for Fort Johnson
• Account of American attack on St. Regis
• Account of Forsythe’s attack on Ganauoqui, burning of public store house
• Report of capture of American schooner Republican carrying military stores
• Second account of battle at St. Regis
• Account of American battle with natives

12th Page:
• Arrival of US sloop of war President under Capt. Billings at Plattsburg
• Report Comm. Chauncey prepared to sail from Sackett’s Harbour with 12 ships in his fleet
• Naval skirmish between US privateer and two vessels, list of officers wounded and seamen killed
• US sleep Friendship captured by British brig, then ran aground in night after someone cut a cable and steered her into shore off Charleston
• Capture of ship carrying British license carrying 5000 barrels of flour
• Capture of king’s packet Swallow by US frigate President, carrying gold and silver
• Capture of privateer Sarah Ann
• Report 6 men taken from jail and brought to Jamaica for trial who had been accused of being British subjects, claimed by Capt. Moon to be either American or naturalized

13th Page:
• America prizes list for week
• Report detailing frontier distances, includes diagram

14th Page:
• Opinion piece on British “right to impressment”

This issue is part of a bound book titled the Weekly Register 1812-1814. Pages are divided as follows:

November 14, 1812- Pages 161-174
January 22, 1814- Pages 337-352
July 30, 1814- Pages 361-376

Look for other issues of the Weekly Register within the website.
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U.S.A., Maryland, Baltimore
Date of Publication:
14 Nov 1812
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SPCL PER JK 1 N52
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Brock University, James A. Gibson Library, Special Collections and Archives
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The Weekly Register Vol. III, No. 11, Whole No. 63- November 14,1812


The Weekly Register, also known as Niles Weekly Register, was a weekly periodical edited by Hezekiah Niles (1777-1839) and published in Baltimore Maryland. Volumes of interest were published between 1811 (Vol. 1, No. 1, September 7, 1811) to 1814 (Vol. 5, No. 26, February 26, 1814). These volumes focus primarily on 19th century politics and government in the United States of America.

Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States. The popularity also made Niles into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period. The Register also recorded current economics, technology, science, medicine, geography, archaeology, the weather, and stories of human interest.

The Weekly Register, Baltimore, 14 November 1812
1st Page:
• Correspondence between James Monroe, John Graham, Lord Castlereagh, and Mr. Russel, charges des affaires for Great Britain, mentioning war, orders in council, etc.

4th Page:
• Governor of New York’s speech to assembly and senate, discusses war

7th Page:
• Correspondence between Tupper and Harrison on the Northwest Army, mentions skirmishes

9th Page:
• Report of the Battle of Queenston

10th Page:
• Report that claims natives had been destroying property at Detroit, Harrison had arrived to avert massacre
• Report that claims large bodies of natives willing to fight for US
• 700 troops arrival at Pensacola
• Reported 10000 troops plus stores at Plattsburg
• Troop movements from Greenbush to Plattsburg
• Letter from General Hopkins reports his plan to attack every native settlement on the Wabash, then fall upon the Illinois

11th Page:
• Arrival of 200 troops from Columbia to Charleston, S.C. for Fort Johnson
• Account of American attack on St. Regis
• Account of Forsythe’s attack on Ganauoqui, burning of public store house
• Report of capture of American schooner Republican carrying military stores
• Second account of battle at St. Regis
• Account of American battle with natives

12th Page:
• Arrival of US sloop of war President under Capt. Billings at Plattsburg
• Report Comm. Chauncey prepared to sail from Sackett’s Harbour with 12 ships in his fleet
• Naval skirmish between US privateer and two vessels, list of officers wounded and seamen killed
• US sleep Friendship captured by British brig, then ran aground in night after someone cut a cable and steered her into shore off Charleston
• Capture of ship carrying British license carrying 5000 barrels of flour
• Capture of king’s packet Swallow by US frigate President, carrying gold and silver
• Capture of privateer Sarah Ann
• Report 6 men taken from jail and brought to Jamaica for trial who had been accused of being British subjects, claimed by Capt. Moon to be either American or naturalized

13th Page:
• America prizes list for week
• Report detailing frontier distances, includes diagram

14th Page:
• Opinion piece on British “right to impressment”

This issue is part of a bound book titled the Weekly Register 1812-1814. Pages are divided as follows:

November 14, 1812- Pages 161-174
January 22, 1814- Pages 337-352
July 30, 1814- Pages 361-376

Look for other issues of the Weekly Register within the website.