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1844 USS Princeton Explosion....
Item # 211142
March 1, 1844
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 1, 1844 On page 2 under The Catastrophe at Washington is a report about the explosion of a large gun aboard the Princeton while on a cruise down the Potomac. On the cruise was a party of dignitaries, including President Tyler. Describes the horrific scene after the explosion which resulted in the deaths of two cabinet members and the future father-in-law of the President. Also an editorial about this event. Other news of the day includes: "Another Fire at Norwich, CT" "Congressional Proceedings" "Arrival of the Lexington" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. 4 pages in good condition except for being close cut at the spine.
Category: Pre-Civil War