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Adding the wings to the Capitol building...



Item # 647747

April 4, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, April 4, 1812  Inside is: "Cost of the Capitol" with the construction of the two wings, totaling $636,735, with some text including: "...If the hall of the house of representatives is not the most convenient, it is among the grandest in the world..." (see photo).
Much other news of the day with a wealth of political reporting. Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 10 inches, even toning otherwise 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, 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

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