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Death of Buonaparte... Slavery... Norway... Coins...



Item # 609745

August 25, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 25, 1821  The top of page 2 has a report with small head: "Napoleon Bonaparte"  which begins: "The reported decease of this man is confirmed by an arrival at Boston from Liverpool. The particulars have been received direct from St. Helena...He died on the 5th of May after an illness of six weeks, the last two weeks only considered dangerous..." with more.
Further on is a report from Pensacola headed: "Florida" which includes: "Yesterday, after a series of delay, and disappointments, of a piece with the whole tenor our 20 years' negociations with Spain, the American authorities were finally & formally put in possession of this city..." with much more, taking over a full page of detailed text (photos show only the beginning) and includes a document signed by Andrew Jackson and Jose Callava.
Other reports include: "New Census" with a count by state; "Copper Coins" of the United States; "Trade with Norway" "African Colonization" and over half a page on: "Introduction of Slaves" which concerning the importation of slaves contrary to the laws of the United States.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches with lite scattered foxing, otherwise is 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, 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

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