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The pirate Jean Lafitte...
Item # 656656
September 30, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 30, 1820 The back page contains a very brief yet interesting item reading: "Lafitte's armed brig is in the river--the crew having mutinied and put her officers on shore, brought her in, and delivered her up to the officers of the customers at the Balize." which was provided by the the New Orleans Advertiser newspaper. (see).
Among other reports in this issue are:
* "Oration on Perry"
* "The Russian Memorial"
* "Debate on the Loan Bill"
This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, in very good condition.
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