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Death of James K. Polk... Colt's Revolving Pistol ad...
Item # 629324
June 19, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849 Page 3 has much on the death of ex-President James Polk. Page 4 has a small ad for Colt's Improved Repeating Pistol. Also on page 4 is a $150 reward ad for a runaway black man from Luray, Virginia. As was typical of newspapers through this period, each column has black bold lines called "mourning rules", in honor of the death of the President.
Complete in 6 pages, reattached at the left spine, only minor foxing and edge tears - quite nice (see images). The right-top margin includes the subscriber's name.
Category: Pre-Civil War