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1805 PORTLAND GAZETTE NEWSPAPER END OF WAR WITH BARBARY PIRATES:
My father, a former submarine combat vet from WW2, use to say that the only good day in any war was the day it ended. He collected these newspapers of each of the wars that the United States has been in as a way of making that point. With his passing it is time to find new homes for these treasures hopefully to remind more young Americans that the best day of a war is the last day.
You are looking on a October 7, 1805 issue of the PORTLAND GAZETTE newspaper.
This newspaper features the terms of the peace treaty ending the WAR with the BARBARY PIRATES in Tripoli. Which is the basis of the open stanza of the Marine Corp anthem and the young republics first overseas military success.
The First Barbary War(1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitan War and the Barbary Coast War, was aconflict during the Barbary Wars, in which the United Statesand Sweden fought against Tripolitania. Tripolitaniahad declared war against Sweden and the United States over disputes regardingtributary payments made by both states in exchange for a cessation ofTripolitatian commerce raiding at sea. United States President Thomas Jefferson refused to pay this tribute. Sweden had been at war with the Tripolitans since 1800.
TheFirst Barbary War was beneficial to the reputation of the United States'military command and war mechanism, which had been up to that time relativelyuntested. The First Barbary War showed that the United States could execute awar far from home, and that American forces had the cohesion to fight togetheras Americans rather than separately as Georgians, New Yorkers, etc. The United States Navy and United States Marine Corpsbecame a permanent part of the United Statesgovernment and United States history, and Decatur returned to theUnited States as its first post-revolutionary war hero.
However,the more immediate problem of Barbary piracy was not fully settled. By 1807,Algiers had gone back to taking American ships and seamen hostage. Distractedby the preludes to the War of 1812, the United States was unable to respond tothe provocation until 1815, with the Second Barbary War, inwhich naval victories by Commodores William Bainbridge and Stephen Decatur ledto treaties ending all tribute payments by the US.
The newspaper isinGOOD condition.The edges of the newspaper show edge wear and the paper has some toning. The paper is not brittle.
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