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Formalizing the United States flag as new states join the Union...



Item # 648728

April 25, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1818  A very historic issue as an inside page has a nice article headed: "Flag of the United States" which references the recent Act of Congress which provides that: "...from & after the fourth day of July next the flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white, and that the union shall be twenty stars, white in a blue field. The same act also provides that on the admission of every new state into the union, one star shall be added to the union of the flag..." with more (see). This significant Act standardized how the U.S. flag would be changed with each new state. But this policy would be amended again in 1912.
Sixteen pages, 9 3/4 by 6 1/4 inches, in nice 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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