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On the "mitigation of slavery"...



Item # 633445

June 26, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1819  Over a full page is taken up with installment number 5 of the: "Mitigation of Slavery" which is continued discussion of a proposition which includes: "It is true wisdom to exalt the minds of our slaves--to invest them with correct ideas of the moral duties and encourage them in the acquirement of a qualified property." (see photos)
Also in this issue: "Separation of Maine", which would become the 23rd state in 1820.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, some lite scattered 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, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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