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President Jackson's state-of-the-union address...
Item # 600624
December 6, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 6, 1834
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
The prime content in this issue would be the annual state-of-the-union address, contained in full on seven pages & signed in type by the President: Andrew Jackson. An extremely lengthy address, touching upon a wide variety of topics & events in the process of reviewing the year 1834, and plans for the future. This address takes close to half of this issue.
The back page has a letter signed by: Andrew Jackson, concerning the presentation of what would appear to be a copperplate engraving of the Declaration of Independence (perhaps the original Stone copperplate done in 1823?) by George Washington Lafayette. (see)
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 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