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Converting the Jews... Indiana joins the Union...
Item # 638719
December 14, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 14, 1816 One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including:
"...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five yeas & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rate of $100,000 per Jew..." with just a bit more, and ending with: "...what is it to us in this land of civil and religious liberty?" (see photos).
Not shown in the photos is a report on pages 255 and 256, under "Congress", which has the details regarding Indiana Statehood: "... the resolution for admitting the state of Indiana into the union... was read the third time, and passed unanimously, as follows...", followed by the text of the resolution.
Among other reports in this issue are a lengthy governor's speech to the New Hampshire legislature; a lengthy governor's speech to the Pennsylvania legislature; a letter signed in type by: James Madison; and an article: "African Colonizations".
Complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, a little light foxing, otherwise nice.
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