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Missouripolis the capital of Missouri...



Item # 610528

August 19, 1820

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 19, 1820  Inside has four pages concerning the; "Missouri Question--Speech of Mr. Darlington, of Penna." The back page has a brief yet interesting item on: "Missouri" which notes: "The constitution was adopted by the convention of the 17th...A place on the Missouri river, near the mouth of the Osage, is fixed upon as the permanent seat of government; at resent it is to be at St. Louis. It is proposed to call the new city Missouripolis." Actually Jefferson City would be the name of the city, and St. Charles actually served as the temporary capital until "Missouripolis" could be built.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/4 inches, various foxing throughout, two leaves are close-trimmed causing some shaving of letters but not to mentioned reports.

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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