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Slave uprising in Jamaica...



Item # 643215

February 25, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 25, 1832

* slave insurrection in Jamaica
* Andrew Jackson & a treaty with the Ottomans

Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Jamaica" with the report beginning: "We have awful details of the late proceedings of the slaves in this island One hundred and fifty estates had been laid waste by fire...More than two thousand slaves had been killed or executed--hung up by scores, and without much ceremony, or shot down, at sight..." with more (see photos), this report taking about half a column.
A full page is taken up with: "A PROCLAMATION By the President of the United States" concerning a treaty with the Ottomans, signed in type by both Mahammed Hamed and Andrew Jackson.

Among other reports in this issue is: "Abolition of Slavery" which takes about half a column.
This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures 6 by 9 1/2 inches,  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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