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The East Room of the White House needs to be refurbished...



Item # 205972

December 5, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 5, 1829  Inside has an interesting article on "The East Room" of the White House, noting is is very overdue for it to be refurbished: "...it was full of cobwebs, a few old chairs, lumbering benches, broken glass...The head of a republic ought to give an example of the thriftiness & virtuous habits of the people who put him there...".
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, good condition.

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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