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Rabbi From Jerusalem Arrives in Charleston...

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May 8, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 8, 1824

* Rabbi arrives in Charleston from Jerusalem

One of the articles in this issue reads: "From Jerusalem, a rabbi of the Jews has recently arrived at Charleston to claim the aid of the 'seed of Abraham' in the United States, for the payment of certain severe requisitions imposed on their brethren resident at Jerusalem, by the Turks--who have taken possession of the persons of some of the most distinguished of their tribe, and hold them as hostages for the contributions demanded."

Among the other reports in this issue are:

* "Tobacco"
* "Slave Trade"
* "New Orleans"
* "White Savages"
* Much reporting from Congress

This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches with very lite foxing, otherwise 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. 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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