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Jews in Maryland...



Item # 622845

October 21, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Oct. 21,1820  Page two has an article taking close to half the page headed: "Jews In Maryland" which begins: "From an agitation of the subject in the papers, we presume that another attempt will be made at the ensuing session of the legislature of Maryland to exonerate this persecuted sect from the odious restrictions which our incomprehensible constitution imposes on them..." plus much more. The full text of this article can be seen in the photos.
Among other reports in this issue are: "The Right & Power on Suffrage" "Missouri" "Report on the Navy" "Missions to the Indians" which concerns the Osage Indians with two documents signed in type: J. C. Calhoun.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, generally in good 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

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