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Allowing Indiana to become a state...



Item # 647618

June 1, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 1, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is an article headed: "Laws of the United States. An Act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a constitution & state government & for the admission of such a state into the union..." which takes over a full pg. and is signed in type by H. Clay and the President, James Madison.
Among the other reports are an article titled: "The Mississippi" which is very descriptive on a man's journey: "...while on his passage up the Mississippi to New Orleans..."; an article concerning the Creek Indians (see for portions), and much more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 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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