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Early reports on the railroad system in the United States...



Item # 598183

April 23, 1831

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, April 23, 1831  A brief report: "Liberia" reports that: "...The recaptured Africans have wonderfully improved..." (see). "The Cherokees" begins: "The Phoenix of the 26th contains further particulars of the oppressive operation of the laws of Georgia & cruel conduct of some of her citizens..." & more. A very lengthy article: "Rail Roads" takes nearly 6 pages and is very early discussion on the creation & growth of the rail system in the United States. "The Cabinet Dissolved" includes 2 letters signed: Andrew Jackson and one by: M. Van Buren.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, very 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 it: "...(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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