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Death of the publisher... Hezekiah Niles...



Item # 588495

April 6, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, April 6, 1839 

* Hezekiah Niles death
* Publisher


The front page has a black-bordered notice of the death of the publisher of this newspaper, the man for whom the newspaper is named, Hezekiah Niles. The report begins: "It is our painful duty to announce the death of  Hezekiah Niles, the founder of this work, who died at Wilmington, Delaware...in the 63d year of his age..." with more (see). Always nice to have a death report of a publisher in his own newspaper.
Other articles in this issue include: "The Northern Frontier" "a document signed in type: M.Van Buren; "Adjustment of the Boundary Question" with Maine which includes 2 letters signed: Winfield Scott, and more.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/4 by 12 inches, nice condition.

This 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

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