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White slaves, Porter's court martial trial, The Shakers, Creek Indians...
Item # 638112
September 3, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 3, 1825 Page 3 has an interesting article: "White Slaves". Elsewhere are: "The Shakers" with some details on them at Watervliet, New York; over 4 pages taken up with: "The Trial of Commodore Porter" concerning his general court martial for invading a town in Puerto Rico, which includes 2 letters signed in type: James Monroe & one signed: D. Porter.
Near the back are two pages with much detail on: "Affairs of the Creeks".
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, minor corner loss to the front leaf only not effecting any text, nice condition.
This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. Wikipedia notes: "Niles...Register (was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: Pre-Civil War