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December 10, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 10, 1825

* President John Quincy Adams' state of the union address
* Mint report on U.S. coins

Within this issue is the complete and lengthy printing of the annual state-of-the-union address of John Quincy Adams, in which he reviews the national events of the year 1825 and thinks of the future. The text is headed: "President's Message" and takes nearly 7 pages and is signed by him in type: John Quincy Adams (see photos for the beginning and end).

Among the other reports in this issue are:

* "Mint of the United States" tells of the coinage numbers, and notes: "...The supply of cents, which were much wanted, is now abundant. Latterly, many half dollar pieces have been coined..."
List of all members of the 19th Congress, First Session
* Various reports from Congress

This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 by 9 1/2 inches with various foxing. Generally 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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