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Mutiny of Slaves... Bowie knife used...



Item # 654201

December 18, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 18, 1841  The back page of this issue features a quite lengthy report concerning the the "Mutiny Of Slaves" on the ship Creole, a rather infamous event in American history. In this report, it also states that the infamous Bowie knife was one of the instruments used in the killing of Mr. John Hewell, an owner of a portion of the slaves.
Other reports within this issue are from Cuba on slave vessels and of the Texian expedition to Santa Fe was captured by the Mexicans.
Complete 16 page, 8 3/4 by 12 inches, 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: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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