Today I traveled to Hartford, Connecticut by way of the American Mercury, January 6, 1813 . There I found that Isaac Hull, commander of the United States frigate Constitution, was being honored in New York City. He was being presented the freedom of the city “…for his gallantry in capturing the British frigate Guerriere…”. He was presented with a gold box, richly set with emeralds, representing the action between the two frigates, and the arms of the city. Mr. Clinton delivered the speech, Captain Hull replied to the address and “…on descending the steps from the Hall was greeted with three cheers as a brave and faithful public servant whom all ‘the people delight to honor.'”
Also in this issue are several military recruitment advertisements, one which is illustrated for the Dragoons.