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General Andy Jackson & the Seminole Indian War...



Item # 206059

June 6, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1818

* General Jackson in Florida with the Indians
* Arbuthnot and Ambristie are executed

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "Indian War" which includes: "....A party of the Tennessee volunteers amounting to near 50 arrived in this town [New Orleans]...from St. Marks. Gen. Jackson had discharged all his militia & himself with 1200 regular troops...If his purpose be to reach the Alabama, Pensacola will not be far out of his way...We are informed that the power of the savages is totally broken, their towns burnt, their corn destroyed..." with more. This is followed by another report from the Louisiana Gazette which includes: "A number of Tennesseans, who lately were volunteers in Jackson's army in Florida...The accounts...had left general Jackson on his march to attack the Indian encampment at Swancey...General Jackson pursued them some distance...Gen. Jackson now discharged the Tennessee volunteers...took up a line of march for Fort Gadsden. It was thought by some that the general might pay a visit to Pensacola..." with more (see).

Among other reports in this issue are:

* "Slavery of the Mind"
* "Mellish's map of the World"
* "Army of the United States" is a very lengthy list of appointments & promotions
* Message from the Governor of Connecticut is signed in type: Oliver Wolcott
* "Reply of the President" to the leaders of Annapolis, Md. is signed in type: James Monroe

This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/2 by 10 inches. Very nice condition.

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

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