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Otsego Herald

February 20, 2014

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These are the prominent facts. Our papers contain numerous speculations on the subject which we cannot copy. The Allies guarantee to the Emperor a larger domain than any of the Kings of France have ruled over, and Bonaparte is to relinquish the Confederation of the Rhine, and acknowledge the independence of Spain and Portugal.

COMMENT: Ultimately, Napoleon Bonaparte was forced to abdicate as Emperor of France, and was given only Elba, a small island off the coast of Italy, as a “kingdom.” His attempt from there, in 1815, to return to power was ended at the Battle of Waterloo, and he was finally exiled for the rest of his life to the tiny British island of St. Helena in the middle of the Atlantic. But the end of Napoleon’s military career was to have dramatic effects on the War of 1812 between America and Great Britain.

“Republican Notice.”

The Republicans in the different towns of Otsego county, are requested to meet on Friday the 4th day of March next, in their respective towns, for the purpose of selecting Delegates to meet in County Convention on the second Tuesday of the same month, at Ostrander’s Coffee-House, in Cooperstown, to nominate members of Assembly for the county, and also to nominate a Congressman to represent this district in the 14th Congress. Each town is entitled to three Delegates.

JEDIDIAH PECK [1748-1821, Revolutionary veteran, politician, Judge, preacher, “father of NY public school system,” of Burlington], JOHN RUSSELL [1772-1842, Congressman and merchant, of Cooperstown], ARUNAH METCALF [1771-1848, Congressman, State Assemblyman, of Cooperstown], J[abez]. D. HAMMOND [1778-1855, Congressman, State Senator, Judge, author of “History of Political Parties in the State of New York,” of Cherry Valley], L[awrence]. M’NAMEE [1772-1854, Cooperstown merchant,—his home now The Tunnicliff Inn]

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  • NAVY IN SOUTH AMERICA British Perfidy New York, July 15th,1814--letter to Secretary of the Navy Sir--There are some facts relating to our enemy, and although not connected with the action, serve to shew [sic] his perfidy and should be known.

    July 31, 2014

  • General Swift killed Ontario Repository, July 19, We have received ... orders ... announcing that on Tuesday evening, July 12, Brigadier General John Swift, of Palmyra, in this county, was killed in a most perfidious manner, by one of the enemy. The General had volunteered to reconnoiter the enemy's positions and works at Fort George, and took with him 120 men.

    July 24, 2014

  • American victories at Chippewa From an authentic source, we are happy to be able to state, that our army under the command of maj. gen. Brown, crossed from Buffalo to the Canada shore on the 3d of July inst. and that Fort Erie surrendered to our arms at 6 o'clock in the morning.

    July 17, 2014

  • Civil War breaks out in Haiti The Baltimore American (extra) of the 22d, contains translations from the Royal Gazette of Hayti of the 23d of March; being official details of the capture of Fort Sabourin, by the troops of Christophe, from those of Petion, in a report of the Prince of Limbe, minister of war and marine, having under him the Duke of l’Arbonila and Duke of Grand Reviere, and 8 battalions of troops.

    July 10, 2014

  • Sacket's Harbor saved Dispatch from Brigadier-General Brown, to the Secretary of War ... June 1, 1813. SIR--You will have received my dispatch of the 29th [May] written from the field of battle ... that this post had been attacked by Sir George Prevost, and that we had succeeded in repulsing him ...

    July 3, 2014

  • Attack on Wareham undertaken Wareham [near New Bedford], June 14.... Yesterday morning we were informed of the approach of the enemy, and at about eleven o'clock A.M. they landed at the village called the Narrows, with a flag. There were six barges containing two hundred and twenty men.

    June 26, 2014

  • Victory won at Sandy Creek "I have the honor to transmit herewith Major Appling's report of the gallant affair which took place yesterday morning between a detachment of the 1st Rifle Regiment and Oneida Indians under his command, and a detachment from the British fleet, consisting of sailors and marines commanded by Captain Popham of the Royal Navy.

    June 19, 2014

  • Downfall of Napoleon Boston, June 4, 1814: We are able to give in our paper to-day the history of another surprising revolution in France.

    June 12, 2014

  • New ferryboat speeds travel Progress of the arts -- For several days past, the new ferry boat, invented by Moses Rodgers, Esq. of this city, propelled by the draught of six horses, has been plying between this city and Brooklyn, a distance of three quarters of a mile.

    June 5, 2014

  • Jackson victorious in Creek War Despatch from Gen. Jackson to Tennessee Governor [Willie] Blount, [from] Camp at the junction of the Coosee and Talapoosie, April 18th, 1814.

    May 29, 2014