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Item # 647626

June 24, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1815  Inside has nearly 8 pages taken up with: "War Events: Or Things Incidental to the Late War" which begins with some talk on the: "Dartmoor Prison" massacre, which begins: "The newspapers teem with details of the shocking massacre of our people in this depot, by the infamous Shortland...".
Other subheads under "War Events" include: "Description of Dartmoor, England" "The Constitution and Captain Stewart" which concerns the encounter with the Cyane; "Indian Affairs" & "The Battle on Lake Champlain".
Included is the 8 page "Supplement" which has 3 pages taken up with the: "New French Constitution" signed by the emperor: Napoleon.
Complete in 24 pages with the Supplement, 6 1/4 by 10 inches, very good 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 it: "...(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

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