Boston. Good. 1812. Newspaper. Front page sheet of an issue of Boston's Columbian Centinel newspaper from April 18, 1812. The page two edge has some loss of text from trimming and page one has some loss from a printing error or rubbing of the issue on the margin. Light soil on the page. News includes revisions to the Congressional "Act to raise an additional military force" passed on January 11, 1812, revisions to the Non-Importation Act, treaties with the French, French piracy and embargo news. An article on the fort of Castle Williams notes that two ships fired shots at it "for the purpose of trying its strength," a prelude to the War of 1812. ; 19 3/4" x 13 1/2"; 2 pp . (Inventory #: 011002)
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