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Struggle for the throne of Hawaii...
Item # 549655
December 2, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 2, 1820
* Struggle for the throne of Hawaii
Within this issue is a report headed: "South Sea Islands" which reads in part: "Since the death of Tamahamaha, king of the Sandwich Islands, we hear there has been a desperate battle fought for the right of succession to the crown. It terminated in the dethronement of the young prince, son of the king--and the queen mother reigns in his stead..." with more (see photos). The Sandwich Islands are today known as the Hawaii.
Among other reports in this issue are:
* "National Lottery"
* "Whale Fishery"
* "Legislature of Georgia"
* "Slave Trade"
* Various reports from Congress
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