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Torture of the Jews in Spain...

Item # 640344

October 21, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 21, 1826 

* "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!"

The back page includes  has a item concerning the burning of a Jewish man, with a small head: "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!" portions including: "...to sacrifice the unfortunate Hebrew. All the thieves, smugglers and assassins surrounded the 'pile' carrying the banners of the inquisition & saint Dominique, preceded by monks...Between them was placed their unfortunate victim...The wretched man having been gagged and tied down, the torch was applied...". The editor added a note: "What a pack of infernal scoundrels. May they be rewarded! but can it be true?" (see photos).
Other various news of the day in this issue including: "Treaty With Denmark" which takes several pages and is signed in type: John Quincy Adams.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2  inches, 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."

Item from Catalog 263 (released for October, 2017)...

Category: Pre-Civil War

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