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First Jews elected in Maryland...



Item # 606029

October 14, 1826

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 14, 1826 

* First Jews elected in Maryland

One of the reports within has a small head: "The Jews" with the text including: "...that at the last election for members of our city council, two gentlemen of the Jewish persuasion were chosen by the suffrages of a large part of the citizens...Messrs. S. Etting and J. L. Cohen...They are he first Jews ever elected by the people to office in Maryland, being until lately denied the rights of citizens by the constitution of the state..." with just a bit more. (see).
Among the other reports in this issue are: "Army of the United States"; a letter signed: Andrew Jackson, with a dateline of "Hermitage" taking most of a column; "The North West" is concerning Indians; and much more.

Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/2 by 10 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: "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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