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Caracas & Carthagena independence... rare mention of The Inquisition...



Item # 651247

February 1, 1812

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 

*  Carthagena's independence
*  Rare mention of The Inquisition
*  Report from Caracas re: their independence


Page 7 has under the heading, "South America," makes mention of the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE...," and continues: "The first fruit of freedom of Carthagena, was the abolition of the INQUISITION; in which city was the chief seat of the accursed tribunal for all the provinces of Terra Firma [Terra Firme]" - that being the Spanish territory in north-central South America, plus more. Page 8 has, "Caracas," which states in part: "Late accounts from their new republic announce the success of their cause and triumph of their principles."
Other news of the day is found throughout (see additional images).
Sixteen pages, approximately 6 by 9 3/4 inches, very 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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