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Louisiana to become a state...
Item # 647757
March 28, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 28, 1812 Inside has lengthy reporting from the "House of Representatives" which includes discussion headed: "State of Louisiana" concerning Louisiana joining the Union (see). Another page has: "The bill for the admission of Louisiana into the union has passed the house of representatives with a provision to include within the limits of that state so much of the West Florida territory as lies west of Pearl river. A bill with the same title also passed its third reading in the senate." (see).
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 10 inches, scattered foxing, generally nice.
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