Harsh Words for a War (in 1812)

The War of 1812 had been going on for about six months when this list was published by the Federal Republican¬†(reprinted in the Salem Gazette, December 29, 1812, which is where I found it). If this piece is no less vitriolic than some political rhetoric of the twenty-first century, at least it is much more succinct. Reasons, not long, for believing the War will be Short. 1st. Because the army lacks men. 2d. Because the…

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