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Dorr guilty of treason?...



Item # 657692

June 25, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 25, 1842  Page 3 ha a report which is a follow-up to the Dorr Rebellion, noting in part: "...his charge to the grand jury alluded to the recent events in that state & defined particularly what constitutes the crime of treason...all the indications are, that Gov. Dorr, (so called) means to meet what remains of his legislature at Chepachet...arms, munitions, and military organizations, appear to be aimed at by the insurgents..." with more (see).
The bkpg. has a very brief item: "The Mormons have nominated a full ticket for county officers of their own religious domination, in the county of Hancock, Illinois."
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, very 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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