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Andrew Jackson's state-of-the-union address to the people...

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December 8, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 8, 1832  Nearly 5 1/2 pages are taken up with the: "President's Message", being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to Congress, and the people. This was an annual tradition begun by George Washington which continues to this day. The address recounts the major events of the year and gives some discussion to the future (see photos for the beginning & end). The address is signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson.

Among other reports in this issue are:

* much on the "South Carolina State Convention"
* "Georgia  Banks"
* "Emigration of Ohio Indians"
* "Annual Treasury Report"

This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, lite dampstaining to the lower left section of the issue, otherwise is in 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: "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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