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Jews await the coming of the Messiah...

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October 29, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 29, 1842 

* Jews await the coming Messiah

The back page has a one paragraph item headed "Jews" which notes: "Several thousands of Polish & Russian Jews, at Berlin & elsewhere, have entered into an engagement to proceed on the first favorable opportunity to Jerusalem to await in prayer & fasting the coming of the Messiah."
Other articles of interest within this issue include those headed: "Appointments by the President" "The Coal of Pennsylvania" "Speech of Mr. Clay" "Address of John Quincy Adams" "General Harrison" among others.
Complete in 16 pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, in 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: "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

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