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James Lawrence and his famous quote: "Don't Give up the Ship"...



Item # 600286

May 11, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 11, 1816 

* James Lawrence & his famous quote: "Don't Give Up The Ship"

Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice back page report on a monument erected to the memory of famed Naval hero James Lawrence, which includes at the bottom his very famous quote: "...His dying words were, 'DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP' ".
Among the other reports in this issue are: an article titled: "Naturalization"; four pages containing a lengthy "List of Acts Passed at the first session of the Fourteenth Congress"; a report on "Imports & Exports" signed in type by James Madison, and another by James Monroe and various congressional reports noting political events of the day.
This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/2 by 10 1/4, untrimmed along right and lower margins, in very good 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: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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