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Andrew Jackson addresses the people of Florida...

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November 10, 1821

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 10, 1821  Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "General Jackson" which is his address to the citizens of Florida in which he announces the temporary organization of the government of Florida. This address takes over a full page and is signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson, Gov. of the Floridas (see photos for portions).

Among the other reports in this issue are:

* "The Murderous Traffic" concerning the slave trade
* "Proposed New Jersey Canal"
* "Legislature of Tennessee"

This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 by 9 1/2 inches, some staining mainly on the front page, generally 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: "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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