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Deaths & funerals of Jefferson and Adams...
Item # 619531
July 29, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 29, 1826 The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various reports on the funeral ceremonies. This coverage takes over two pages. There is also an item on the: "Jefferson Lottery" including a letter from Monticello dated Feb. 8 & signed in type : Th. Jefferson, concerning the lottery and his property.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches with lite scattered foxing, otherwise is in 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