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Andrew Jackson... Nullication Proclamation...
Item # 568176
December 15, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 15, 1832 The key and historically significant content within this issue is the entire text of President Andrew Jackson's Nullification Proclamation, starting on page 12, and ending with his signature, Andrew Jackson on the back page. The Nullification Proclamation disputed a state's right to nullify a federal law, an issue in South Carolina at the time which felt that recent tariff acts favored Northern manufacturing interests at the expense of Southern farmers. Also included is the lengthy address to the Legislature of South Carolina made by James Hamilton, Jr.
Sixteen pages, measures 10 by 6 inches and is in very nice condition. Other news of the day is present as well. Although the text in the images is a bit blurry due to the resolution of the photos, the actual text is quite crisp.
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, 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."
Category: Pre-Civil War