Show image list »
Pair of issues with the constitution of Illinois...
Item # 600657
October 3, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, a pair of consecutive issues dated Oct. 3 and 10, 1818
* Constitution of the State of Illinois
Inside has: "Naval court" which takes two pages & is signed: J. Chauncey. Also: "Arbuthnot and Armbrister" "Treasury Circular".
Taking 4 pages in the Oct. 3 issue is the: "Constitution of Illinois" which concludes in the first 3 pages of the Oct. 10 issue.
Also in the Oct. 10 issue is: "President Adams' Correspondence" "Wealth of Virginia" "Indian Lands" "Travelers In America" & a lengthy list of promotions in the: "Army of the United States" (see for beginning).
Complete in 32 pages with the two issues, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, 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