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General Samuel Houston... Trail of Tears...

Item # 651857

May 16, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1829  Page 3 has an article with a small head: "Gen. Houston" which has some speculation on why this former governor of Tennessee is leaving, ending with: "...They relate to domestic misfortunes. He has not only resigned the governor's chair of Tennessee--but abandoned the state, and for ever!" (see). Of course in a few years he would earn some acclaim for his efforts in Texas.
An article: "The Creek Indians" includes: "...directed to remove his agency west of the Mississippi to the country allotted to the emigrating Indians..." which is concerning the infamous Trail of Tears (see).
Among other articles in this issue are: "The Gold Region" which is concerning new discoveries in North Carolina; "Canals of the United States", and more.
Complete in 16 pages, measures 6 x 9 1/2 inches, some very lite scattered foxing, otherwise is 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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