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Battle at San Antonio, Texas...
Item # 646657
January 9, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 9, 1836 The front page has a report headed: "The latest news from Texas, received by way of New Orleans, says:---" "with the text reading in part: "By the schr. Julius Ceasar we learn that the last accounts from camp received by express at Bragoria on the 11th instant states that on the morning of the 5th an attack was made on the town of San Antonio by the Texian army, headed by captain Milane & after a hard fight of 36 hours, succeeded in getting possession of three stone houses..." with further details.
Inside has: "Washington's Opinions of Slavery" from 1786.
Complete in sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, some scattered lite foxing, otherwise in nice condition.
This 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