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Pirates, Key West, Mobile, and Indian treaties...



Item # 653272

February 20, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 20, 1830  Page 5 has a number of brief yet interesting items, including: "Key West - Com. Porter has written a letter saying that 'the harbor of Key West, is...the best harbor in the United States..." with more. Also: "Mobile has become a place of much business...has a fine inland trade by steam boats...". "Pirates" notes in part: "Ten pirates...who had assisted in the capture of he long-missing ship Topaz...& the massacre of her crew...were lately hung at Cadiz; & their captain...was about to meet the same fate."
Indian Treaties" has some details, and "Colony of Blacks in Canada" notes: "...inviting them to leave the country...for one in which there is 'no difference of colors.'...Its location is on the river aux Sable about 90 miles from Cleveland O...".
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, good 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, 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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