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Item # 638712
October 10, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 10, 1835 More than a page is taken up with a report headed: "Slavery And The Abolitionists" which includes the wording of an Act of Congress titled: "An Act to secure to the several states a more effectual control over their slaves." A considerable amount of discussion on the slavery issue.
This is followed by a report headed: "Rev. Dr. Ely A Slaveholder" which tells of him moving to Missouri to be come a slave owner (see photos), taking almost a full column (see photos).
Other items of interest in this issue include: "Mr. Webster at Bangor, Maine" "Commencement at Princeton" "Bank Arrogance & Dishonesty" "Battle on Lake Erie" "Island of Jamaica" "Kosciuszko In America" and more.
Measures 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, complete in 16 pages, 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