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1st newspaper printed in the Bengalee language...
Much regarding The Shakers - their customs and beliefs...
Item # 651072
September 21, 1822
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1822 Starting on page 37 and continuing to the top of page 39 is, "The Shakers," which is a lengthy article providing at least one early 19th century perception of the beliefs and customs of the Shakers. Of note is their belief that there is to be no resurrection of the body upon death. The specific group of Shakers being described (Warren County, Ohio) disavow worshiping Anna [Ann] Lee - although this statement is challenged by the writer of the article. Also of note is a brief article on page 36, East Indies," which mentions the inception of the first weekly newspaper printed in the Bengalee language. See images for details.
Other news of the day is found throughout.
Complete in sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, a bit of rubbing, otherwise 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