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On the "mitigation of slavery"... Exploring the West...



Item # 599869

July 17, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 17, 1819 

* On the reduction of slavery
* Western exploration


Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with installment number 5 of the: "Mitigation of Slavery", this one introducing 'Proposition the Third" which is: "On the proper means of checking the propagation of the slave species--Among others, by narrowing the extent of country in which they shall be permitted to exist, with a notice of the late debates, etc. in congress about allowing the introduction of slavery into the regions west of the Mississippi." (see for beginning)
Most of a page is taken up with: "Progress Westward" which is an early report on the lands to the west, including navigation of many western rivers (see). Also a brief article on: "Slavery in Ohio"
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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, 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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