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June 21, 1845

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 21, 1845 

* Andrew Jackson death
* Mormons - Mormonism

All columns on pages 1 and 2 are black-bordered for the front page report headed: "Death Of Gen. Andrew Jackson Ex-President Of The United States", which begins: "At six o'clock on Sunday evening the 8th of June, 1845, one of the most distinguished men this country has produced breathed the last breath of his mortal existence..." with much more. Included are some official "Announcements", one signed in type by Sam. Houston, and another by James K. Polk (see for portions).
The back page has a report with a small head: "Mormon Topics" which concerns the trial of those indicted for the murder of Joseph and Hiram Smith (see). Other items in this issue include: "Morse's Magnetic Telegraph" which includes: "...purpose of introducing the American telegraph as superior to any in operation there. The cost of construction in this country is estimated at $130 per mile..." (see). Also: "Treaty Between the United States & the Grand Duke of Hesse" "Texas Statistics" "The Colony of Liberia" and more.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, great condition.

This 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."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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