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Judaica content... The cholera & Mormons... Davy Crockett...
Item # 646663
August 2, 1834
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 2, 1834 Page 2 has a simply one sentence report, interesting nonetheless: "A public dinner was given to col. David Crockett, at Louisville, Kentucky, on his way home."
Page 3 has a curious item about death caused by drinking cold water (a common thought in the 19th century--see), followed by a report noting: "The cholera...exists to an alarming degree among the Mormons who recently emigrated to that country [Missouri]..." with a bit more (see photos). Another page has a report from the "British Parliament" which concerns "Jewish disabilities", concerning Jews being able to serve in Parliament (see photos).
There is much more in this issue, including: "Gold Coins", various "Laws Of The United States" "West Point Academy" "The Coal Regions in Pennsylvania" "Power of Steam" and more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/4 inches, with very lite scattered foxing, otherwise in 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, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: Pre-Civil War