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Frederick Douglass... Sam Houston...



Item # 564446

June 3, 1843

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1843  The most significant item is a report headed: "American Anti-Slavery Society" with a report of the meeting, bits including: "...The report took a wide review of all the public questions being upon the topic on slavery. ..The most remarkable occurrence in the meeting was a speech by a fugitive slave, Fred. Douglass, who told the meeting, what we have always supposed to be true, that the slaves of the South were taught to know, that movements touching the abolition of slavery were going on at the north, mainly by the fury and denunciations of their masters...The speech of Douglass...is moderate & sensible..." with more (see) including mention of William Lloyd Garrison, who was publisher of the famous anti-slavery newspaper "The Liberator".
Other items in this issue include: "Sandwich Islands--Occupation by Great Britain" "Texas - Proclamation" by the President of the Republic of Texas & signed in type by: Sam. Houston (see); "The Comet"  and a lengthy: "Speech of Mr. Webster" amongst other items.
Complete in 16 pages, measures 8 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches, great 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 (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."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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