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Capture of Pensacola, Florida... Five Declaration signers still living...
Item # 654960
July 11, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818 The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.
Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War & beginning: "You were called into the field to punish savages and negroes who had, in a sanguinary manner, used the tomahawk & scalping knife upon our helpless citizens on the frontier...". This is followed by two more letters concerning this, one signed in type: Andrew Jackson & beginning: "Major gen. Andrew Jackson has found it necessary to take possession of Pensacola...". Also: "Capitulation of Pensacola" with all 21 points of the document noted & signed by Andrew Jackson among others.
Near the back: "The Sea Serpent & Whale".
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, lite scattered foxing, otherwise in very 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