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Death of President James Monroe...

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July 9, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 9, 1831  The very top of the front page has a report of the death of President James Monroe, the third President to die on the 4th of July.
The text reads: "The venerable ex-president of the United States, James Monroe, died at New York on Monday last, the fourth of July, at half past 3 o'clock in the afternoon--aged about 73 years. His decease had been for some days expected, but life lingered until the anniversary of his country's independence, and his spirit departed on the 4th of July--the day on which those of Adams and Jefferson left their earthly tenements. These are really wonderful things!" (see). Plus a note that more space will be given to his death in the next issue.
Various other news of the day including: "Politics Of The Day" and "Indian War" among other items.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches in generally 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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