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A census of the Jews...

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May 9, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1829  One of the articles within is headed: "Number of The Jews" with the text beginning: "The following curious statistical account of the number of Jews existing scattered throughout the 5 parts of the world..." with the report including two columns of numbers by country or area (see).
Among the other reports in this issue are: "Gen. Lafayette" which includes a letter signed by him in type: Lafayette; "Slaves" "On the Employment of Females" "Gen. Houston, of Tennessee", 3 letters signed in type: Alexander Hamilton, and other items.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, minor foxing, generally nice.

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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