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Books presented to right War of 1812 wrong

April 29, 2013 at 1:01 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, April 29 (UPI) -- A New York state woman brought three books to the Toronto Reference Library to symbolize books looted during the War of 1812.

Constance Barone of Sackets Harbor presented the books -- first editions of "Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's Dublin," 1754; "Pope's Poetical Works," 1752, and "Fordyce's Sermons to Young Women," 1803 -- to the Toronto Reference Library during a Sunday ceremony to represent the books taken from Commodore Isaac Chauncey's squadron from the York library April 27, 1813, the Toronto Star reported Monday.

The actual stolen books were shipped back to Canada on Chauncey's orders, but they were auctioned off in 1822 because the York library no longer existed.

Canadian actor R.H. Thomson, the host of the event, announced it marked the end "to the cold war of books."

Mike Ford, formerly of the band Moxy Fruvous, performed selections from the 11-song cycle he wrote about the War of 1812.

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