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Venezuelan Independence... Manifesto of Caracas...
Item # 651250
October 19, 1811
(2 issue set) NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 19 & 26, 1811
* Venezuelan Independence
* Manifesto of Caracas - incredible details
This two issue set, under the heading "A Manifesto," has nearly 10 pages dedicated to the Manifesto of Caracas, and related details. The coverage begins: "By the confederation of Venezuela, in South America, of the reason which influenced them in the formation of an ABSOLUTE INDEPENDENCE of Spain, and every other foreign power. Drawn up and ordered to be published by the General Congress of the United Provinces." It continues: "America, for more than three centuries condemned to hold an existence only as subservient to the political preponderance of Spain... the victim of confusion, corruption and conquest... that the moment had arrived when they should labor to reap the fruits of three hundred years of inactivity and patience." See images for additional details.
Other news of the day is found throughout.
Both issues are complete in sixteen pages, approximately 6 by 9 3/4 inches, and are in very nice condition. The Oct. 26th issue has a small, lower margin piece missing from the last two leaves, with no loss of text.
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