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Death of John Jay...

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May 23, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 23, 1829  Page 6 has a brief & inconspicuous--yet notable--report of the death of John Jay, the nation's first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: "The venerable John Jay, formerly chief justice of the United States,, etc. died in Westchester county, New York, on Sunday last in the 85th year of his age. The New York papers abound with well merited testimonies of respect to his memory."
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, good overall condition, but the front page does have a small amount of foxing and lite ink smudging (see images).

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. Wikipedia notes: "Niles...Register (was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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