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Monroe's state of the union address...
Item # 204687
November 18, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 18, 1820
* State of the Union address by President James Monroe
Over 3 pages within this issue are taken up with the: "President's Message", being James Monroe's annual state-of-the-union address. At its conclusion it is signed in type by the President: James Monroe.
Among other reports in this issue are:
* "Legislature of Vermont"
* "Legislature of Arkansas"
* Various reports from Congress including an item signed by: H. Clay.
This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/2 by 10 inches. Scattered foxing, generally nice.
This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: Pre-Civil War