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The Trial and Execution of Marshal Ney...
Item # 628234
February 3, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 3, 1816 One of the more notable items is the reporting (pages 401-402) of the trial and execution of the beloved Frenchman Marshal Ney. Ney's execution was an example intended for Napoleon's other marshals and generals, many of whom were eventually exonerated by the Bourbon monarchy. Other news of the day is present throughout.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, only scattered foxing, and is in 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