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Madison's state-of-the-union address...
Item # 647745
November 9, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 9, 1811
Beginning on the front page is the: "President's Message" which carries over to take all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 where it is signed in type: James Madison. This was the President's annual state-of-the-union address in which he addresses the significant issues of the year and thoughts on 1812, particularly noteworthy since the War of 1812 would begin in less then 7 months.
The balance of the issue has other news of the day & political reports from Congress, etc.
Complete in sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, 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, 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