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Jews are expelled... Kentucky's Mammoth Cave...



Item # 629035

August 24, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 24, 1816  One of the better items in his issue is a brief article headed "Summary Notices of Events" which includes: "It is stated that the senate of the 'free city' of Lubec has ordered all the Jews settled there ti leave it..." with a bit more, and ending with: "...They seem never to have a home." (see).
Among the other reports in this issue are: "Affairs on Lake Erie" "Detailed & descriptive article: "Mammoth Cave of Kentucky" ""Major General Harrison" which includes a lengthy article signed by him: Wm. Henry Harrison; "Statistical Articles--The Slave Trade" which takes half a column; "Missouri and Illinois" "Colonel Burr" in England; "Logan, the Shawanee Chief" and "White Slaves in Africa".
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches, some very lite scattered foxing, otherwise in very 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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