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Death reports of Chief Hummingbird & Governor De Witt Clinton...

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February 23, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 23, 1828  Page 7 has a report of the death of Choctaw Chief Hummingbird, also known as General Hummingbird: "Died, on the 23d December, at his residence near the Choctaw agency, general Hummingbird, a Choctaw chief, a the advanced age of 75... a great friend to the United States, and has fought many battles with the red people in behalf of our government... This noted war chief received a commission and silver medal from general Washington, which were interred in the coffin with his remains at the request of his friends."
The sudden death of Governor De Witt Clinton, New York, is reported here as well.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/4 inches, scattered foxing, good condition.

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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