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"Gathering of Jews"...



Item # 645198

November 9, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 9, 1816  One of the articles is headed: "Gathering of the Jews" which includes: "The re-establishment of the Jews, as a nation,is the subject of a letter from Cairo...A Jew of the tribe of Dan, is said do have collected a prodigious number of discontented Jews--200,000...He calls himself the king of the Jews & the people name him Hosannah Massas..." with more, taking about a full column (see photos).

Among the other reports in this issue are:
* "Melish's Map of the United States"
* "Description of Algiers"

Complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 by 9 1/2 inches in very good 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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