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The Rochschilds buy Jerusalem...



Item # 549626

November 28, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, from Baltimore, Maryland, dated November 28, 1829

* The Rothschilds buy Jerusalem

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century.

One of the articles within is headed: "Jerusalem" with the text beginning: "There is a report that the Rothschilds have purchased Jerusalem! We see nothing improbable that, in the pecuniary distress of the sultan..." with more, & ending with: "...The sultan is in great difficulty--Baron Rothschild was proceeding to Constantinople & a second rebuilding of the temple is not among the most strange things expected in these strange times, by some of the Jews." (see photos).

Among the other reports in this issue are:

* "Washington Monument"
* "Locomotive Carriages" 2 articles headed as such
* "Texas"
* "Mexico--Total Abolition of Slavery"

This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/2 by 10 inches with minor foxing.  A piece from the right margins affects some text on one leaf only & not any mentioned text. Generally in nice condition.

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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