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Concerning slavery in Texas...



Item # 611302

June 12, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 12, 1830  Inside has: "Texas" which includes in part: "...the grounds on which the department of Texas has been exempted from the operation of the decree abolishing slavery in the Mexican territories...They stated that the department no contained upwards  of a thousand slaves who were at present useful to the colony, but who, if manumitted, would be a nuisance & hindrance to its prosperity..." with more (see).
Also: "The Indians" "The Indian Question" "The Jews" the latter taking close to half a page (see).
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, an ink stain to an unrelated leaf, 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, 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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