Daily Bread for 12.24.13

Good morning.

Christmas Eve will be increasingly cloudy, with a high of fifteen, and wind chill values of zero to fifteen below. We’ll have a likelihood of one to two inches of snow later tonight.

There’s a dog in Wellesley, Massachusetts who’ll have a happy Christmas after all:

On this day in 1814, a war two years long ends:

1814 – War of 1812 Ends
On this date the Treaty of Ghent was signed, ending the the War of 1812 which was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June 1812 to the spring of 1815 (news of the treaty took several months to reach the frontiers of No. America). The treaty provided for the cessation of hostilities, the restoration of conquests, and a commission to settle boundary disputes. John Quincy Adams served as the chief negotiator for the United States.

The treaty formalized U.S. possession of land which included present-day Wisconsin. [Source: The Avalon Project at Yale Law School]

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