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Captain Oliver Hazard Perry...



Item # 647970

March 15, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 15, 1817  The issue begins with: "The State of Our Country". Other items include: "Legislature of Delaware - Governor's Address" signed: John Clark; "Legislature of Kentucky" "General Armstrong Privateer"; a lengthy list of: "Appointments & Promotions" by the President, taking over half a page; "Mint Establishment" and much more.
The back page has an item: "Naval" beginning: "The U.S. frigate Java, captain Perry, has arrived at Newport ...from the Mediterranean bearing dispatches from com. Chauncey, who...has persuaded the dey of Algiers to recognize the treaty he made with com. Decatur..." (see photos).
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 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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