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Death of LaFayette... New Jewish synagogue... Sherath-Israel...

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June 21, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 21, 1834 This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."
An inside page has a very early report of the death of Lafayette: "...By a late arrival we learn that the good LAFAYETTE died on the 20th May in the 77th year of his age. the papers are filled with tributes of respect to his memory. He was the illustrious link between the past age & the present--the man of two worlds."  More details would be reported in the following 4 issues of this newspaper.
The following page has a report that: "The Synagogue belonging to the congregation of Sherath-Israel, just finished in Crosby Street, New York, was...consecrated with the most imposing & interesting ceremonies, which were closed by an oration by M.M. Noah..." with a bit more (see). This was only the 2nd home of the oldest Jewish congregation within the United States.
Also in this issue are several pages of congressional discussion on the "Post Office Department" plus other reports from Congress.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, some scattered foxing, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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