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Details on the murder of abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy...

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November 25, 1837

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, November 25, 1837  Pages 4 & 5 contain details on the murder of abolitionist newspaper publisher Elijah Lovejoy, killed by a pro-slavery faction angry over Lovejoy's anti-slavery editorial stance. Lovejoy is considered an early martyr to the anti-slavery movement.
Also within the issue is "Indian Meditation", "Dreadful mutiny at sea" and much other news of the day.
Complete in sixteen pages measuring 8.25 by 12 inches, some scattered lite foxing, otherwise is in 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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