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Charles Carroll presents a copy of the Declaration of Independence...

Early Texas, slavery, and Indian disturbances...



Item # 651092

July 19, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828  The front page has, "CHARLES CARROLL," which gives details of the last surviving signor of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through Jesus Christ Our Lord, He had conferred on my beloved country in her emancipation and on myself in permitting me, under circumstances of mercy, to live to the age of 89 years, and to survive the fiftieth year of independence, adopted by Congress on the 4th of July 1776...". The entire text of his letter is present, and is signed in block type, CHARLES CARROLL, of Carrollton. August, 1826.

Page 334 has two articles, "TEXAS" and "Natchitoches," which have much concerning early Texas including slavery and the purchase of large amounts of land by London merchants along the Red River border. Another pair of articles on page 333 are headed, "DISTURBANCE WITH THE INDIANS" and "INDIAN TREATIES," which have mention of the Choctaw, Chippewa, Winnebago, and Ottowa tribes, among others.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, only minor foxing, nice condition.
This 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 it: "...(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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