The Traveler… peace…

February 16, 2015 by  
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Blog-2-16-2015-Treaty-of-GhentToday I traveled to Boston by the means of the Columbian Centinel dated February 5, 1815. There I found the breaking news of the “A TREATY OF PEACE between this Country and Great Britain, signed on the 24th December last… I have undertaken to send you this by Express — the rider engaging to deliver it by Eight o’clock on Monday morning… I am with respect, Sir, your obedient servant, JONATHAN GOODHUE.”

This peace treaty ended the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain and Ireland. Due to lack of telecommunications and time travels at that time, even though the treaty was signed December 24, 1814, the Battle of New Orleans was fought and won on January 8, 1815 and the Treaty was not in effect until it was ratified by the U.S. Senate on February 18, 1815.

~The Traveler

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2 Responses to “The Traveler… peace…”

  1. teresa on February 16th, 2015 1:02 pm

    i have a new york times news paper in excellent condition from 1865 the front page reads UNION victory peace! surrender of general lee and his whole army. I would really like to sell it if anyone is interested please email me..

  2. GuyHeilenman on February 26th, 2015 7:02 am

    Feel free to send your note on to Tim Hughes at

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