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The Monroe Doctrine...
Item # 618562
December 6, 1823
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 6, 1823
* The complete Monroe Doctrine
* United States foreign policy
An inside page has the "President's Message" being James Monroe's annual address to Congress. Part of his message contains the historic language warning European powers not to get involved in any affairs in the western hemisphere. This directive became known as the Monroe Doctrine and served as the cornerstone for American foreign policy for most of the 19th century. The message, taking over 5 pages, is signed in type: James Monroe (photos show only portions).
The front page includes an editorial on the President's message & includes: "...There is one part of the message...that will attract particular attention. It is where the president suggests the possibility that the 'allied powers' may attempt an extension of their 'political system' to Mexico & the South American states--which, he declares, ought to be regarded 'as dangerous to our peace & safety'..." with more (see).
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, very nice, clean 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