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    [War of 1812 - Battle of Lake Erie] and [Commodore Oliver H. Perry]. Newspaper: The Weekly Messenger, No. 30 of Vol. 3. 4 pages, 13.5" x 19.5". Boston; issue dated Friday, May 13, 1814. Content primarily news of the war. Most notably, a letter by British Commander Robert H. Barclay giving a detailed account of his defeat at the Battle of Lake Erie against US forces commanded by Oliver Perry, which occurred the previous September. It was at the conclusion of this battle that Perry composed his famous message: "Dear General: We have met the enemy and they are ours..."

    Condition: Toning throughout, with a few spots of foxing. Minor separations and small tears occurring at center vertical fold. Few small chips at lower edge. Original subscriber's name written along top in period ink.


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