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James Monroe is re-elected... Rare mention of Daniel Boone...



Item # 602677

December 16, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 16, 1820

* President Monroe is re-elected
* Rare mention of Daniel Boone
* Frigate Constitution is being re-fitted

The back page has a report with a small head: "Presidential Election" which begins: "It is probable that Mr. Monroe has been re-elected president by an almost unanimous vote & Mr.Tompkins re-elected  vice president..." with a bit more (see photos).
This issue comes with a "Supplement" which includes a rare mention of Daniel Boone, the short report reading in part:
"(Died)...in Shelby county, Ken. George Boone, who was the last of the old stock of the famous Boone family--which has been as remarkable for its longevity as for its patriotism & adventurous spirit. Col. Daniel Boone died at the age of 88, Samuel at that of 88..." with just a bit more (see photos).
Another brief report in the Supplement reads: "The Constitution frigate, 'Old Ironsides', has been thoroughly repaired and, though 22 years old, is as sound a vessel as belongs to the service. She is to be fitted for sea immediately. Her crew will be easily made up."
This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/2 by 10 inches. Scattered foxing, generally nice.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th 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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