The Resource The American mercury

The American mercury

Label
The American mercury
Title
The American mercury
Title variation
Connecticut American mercury
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A weekly newspaper published in Hartford, Connecticut by Joel Barlow and Elisha Babcock. Barlow retired, and beginning with the issue of Nov. 14, 1785, the paper was published by Elisha Babcock. With the issue of Jan. 6, 1813, Elisha Babcock took his son Charles into partnership under the firm name of Elisha Babcock & Son. It became the leading Democratic newspaper in Connecticut. The Mercury had a contemporary reputation for outspokenness and for many years was the state's leading reform paper
Note
Printed from same office: Echo (Hartford, Conn.).
Related
Absorbed
Additional physical form
Selected issues from this title also available online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Characteristic
newspaper
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American mercury (Hartford, Conn. : 1784 : Weekly)
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Entry convention
successive entry
Frequency
weekly
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Regularity
regular
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1753-1821
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  • Babcock, Elisha
  • E. Babcock & Son
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Hartford (Conn.)
  • Hartford County (Conn.)
  • Chippawa, Battle of, Ont., 1814
Label
The American mercury
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Publication
Note
At head of title: "Connecticut", July 12, 1784-Mar. 1785
Contents
Volumes of interest were published between 1812 and 1815 with articles about the War of 1812. The 1814 Aug. issues report events of the Battle of Chippewa; Issue for Oct. 5, 1813 includes: A report announces the arrival of Commodore Rodgers in the U.S. frigate President, in the harbor from his "brilliant cruise" of five months. There is also a list of the captures Rodgers made during his cruise. The feature item in this issue, however, is the famous dispatch sent by Oliver Hazard Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie to General William Henry Harrison. The dispatch, taken from the Chillicothe Supporter, of Sept. 15, is datelined "U.S. Brig Niagara, off the Western Sister, head of Lake Erie, September 10th, 1813, 4 P.M.", and reads: "Dear General, we have met the enemy; and they are ours! Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop. Yours with great respect and esteem." The dispatch is signed in type: O. H. Perry
Extent
1 online resource (v.)
Form of item
online
Publication designation
Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 12, 1784)-v. 49, no. 2556 (June 25, 1833).
Publication frequency
Weekly.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)99996131
Label
The American mercury
Link
Publication
Note
At head of title: "Connecticut", July 12, 1784-Mar. 1785
Contents
Volumes of interest were published between 1812 and 1815 with articles about the War of 1812. The 1814 Aug. issues report events of the Battle of Chippewa; Issue for Oct. 5, 1813 includes: A report announces the arrival of Commodore Rodgers in the U.S. frigate President, in the harbor from his "brilliant cruise" of five months. There is also a list of the captures Rodgers made during his cruise. The feature item in this issue, however, is the famous dispatch sent by Oliver Hazard Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie to General William Henry Harrison. The dispatch, taken from the Chillicothe Supporter, of Sept. 15, is datelined "U.S. Brig Niagara, off the Western Sister, head of Lake Erie, September 10th, 1813, 4 P.M.", and reads: "Dear General, we have met the enemy; and they are ours! Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop. Yours with great respect and esteem." The dispatch is signed in type: O. H. Perry
Extent
1 online resource (v.)
Form of item
online
Publication designation
Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 12, 1784)-v. 49, no. 2556 (June 25, 1833).
Publication frequency
Weekly.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)99996131

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