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Last survivor of John Paul Jones' crew from the Revolutionary War...
Item # 622787
December 31, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 31, 1842 The back page has an item: "The Last of The Crew of Paul Jones" which is concerning the death of Thomas Chase, the last survivor of the crew of John Paul Jones "...when engaged with two British ships of War..." and noting his hearing was impaired: "...having been injured by the concussion by the guns...having extended his head through a port hole during firing." (see).
.Other articles of interest within this issue include those headed: "St. Nicholas Society" "Message of Gov. Corwin" "Mesmerism" and much reporting from Congress.
This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures 8 1/2 by 12 inches, in very 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. 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