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Early Ulysses S. Grant well before he was famous... Assaults upon the Mormons...



Item # 612094

July 20, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 20, 1839  

* Very early Ulysses S. Grant
* West Point cadet admission


A fascinating and extremely early mention of Ulysses S. Grant, as the front page contains a "...list of cadets admitted into the institution in June last:..." and what follows is those admitted from each of the states amongst which is: "Ohio--Robert Hazlett, Ulysses S. Grant, Wm. F. Raynolds...". He would graduate from West Point in 1843, ranking 21st in a class of 39. At the academy, he established a reputation as a fearless and expert horseman. Great to have such an early mention of Grant long before he would become a household name in American history, and also great to have on the front page.
The back page has an item: "Mormon Troubles in Illinois" which notes: "...Some of the inhabitants of that county--many of them said to be old residents--embraced the Mormon faith...while pursuing their ordinary avocation were beset by a mob & assaults committed upon them..." with more (see).
Among other articles in this issue are: "The Colonization Cause" concerning the settlement in Liberia; "The Character of Washington" "Military Academy" "Creek Reservations" "Thomas H. Benton", a list of promotions in the military, and much more.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.  

This 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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