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Letters from Jefferson & Adams on war...



Item # 568244

July 13, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 13, 1816

* Jefferson and Adams letters on war

Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, signed in type by him: Thomas Jefferson; and John Adams, signed in type by him: John Adams (see).
Among the other reports in this issue are: a front page article titled: "The National Jubilee" is concerning the 4th of July, a continued article: "Account of Brazil", and an article: "Counterfeiting".
Complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/2 by 10 inches and mild staining.

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."

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