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News of Peace Treaty Reaches Boston

On this day in 1815, news reached Boston that the War of 1812 was over. The U.S. had at first been a neutral party in a conflict between Britain and France. But when the British Navy began seizing American sailors, the U.S. imposed an embargo and then declared war. Both actions had severe consequences for Massachusetts, which was so dependent on maritime...
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