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Last signer of the Declaration of Independence dies... Jackson re-elected...



Item # 605905

November 17, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 17, 1832

* Death of Charles Carroll: signer of the Declaration of Independence
* Andrew Jackson re-elected President

The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:
"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and 'Martin Van Buren, of New York', be elected vice president of the United States--if they shall live until the meeting of the electoral colleges in December next..." with more (see photos for portions).
Page 2 contains a report on the death of Charles Carroll, which begins: "Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, the last survivor of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, has departed. He died on Wednesday last..." with more on the particulars.
Among other reports in this issue are:
* "Elections"
* "Miscellaneous Scraps"
* "Headquarters of the Army"
* "Turkish Reform"
* "Condition of Ireland"
This issue is complete in 16 pages, has minor foxing, measures about 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, some scattered foxing, otherwise in 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: "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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