Rumors of peace

January 12, 1815
Maryland Gazette and Political Intelligencer reprinted an article from the Office of the Freeman’s Journal:
Philadelphia January 7 – evening; Extract of a letter, Cape May, New Jersey
There is a British ship in the Bay said to be a 74. They sent a flag on shore on Monday last and they report that they had spoke a brig bound to Halifax from England, in a  short passage of 18 days, which told them that Preliminaries of peace had been signed by our commissioners at Ghent. I hope it may prove true – but I have my doubts.

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