If you're looking for a historical perspective on the date try GALILEO and look in the Annals of American History
Annals of American History "includes the full text of primary documents in American history, including historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials, landmark court decisions, and cultural criticism. This resource also has multimedia files, including hundreds of images and video and audio clips of famous speeches."
Put the date in quotes to help the database limit your search to that specific date- otherwise you'll get a conglomeration of January and 4 entries!
The document I found most interesting was the 1815 New England and the Union paper.
Moreover, as the convention's emissaries approached Washington, they were met by the news of General Andrew Jackson's unexpected victory at New Orleans. By the time the emissaries arrived, it was no longer possible to serve the kind of ultimatum contained in the convention's report.
Timing is everything. I wonder what the results would have been with today's instant messaging?
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