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President Monroe addresses the country...

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December 8, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 8, 1821  Perhaps the best item in this issue is the complete printing of President James Monroe's annual state-of-the-union address, in which he recounts the events of the year 1821 and makes plans for the future (see photos for portions). This address takes nearly 5 pages, and is the continuation of an annual tradition which began with George Washington and continues to this day. The end of the address is signed by him in type: James Monroe (see photos).
Among the other reports in this issue are: "Navigation of the Susquehanna" "Descent of the Susquehanna" and various reports from Congress. Complete in 16 pages, measures 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 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.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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