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Indian treaty with the Mennatarees... Thomas Jefferson's financial troubles...

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February 18, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 18, 1826

* Indian treaty with the Mennataree Indians
* Thomas Jefferson in financial crisis?

The front page has an article which begins: "A treaty with the Belantse-etea, or Mennatarees, was concluded between gen. Atkinson and maj. O'Falon & many chiefs of this tribe at the Lower Mandan village...It provides for a friendly intercourse between the parties..." with more (see photo).
Also on the ftpg. is a report which reads in part: "bring in a bill authorizing Thomas Jefferson to dispose of his estate by lottery...The public will learn this with deep regret--that he who drafted the Declaration of Independence, who has filled the high & responsible office of president of the United States--the great statesman & profound scholar...should, in the evening of his days, be embarrassed in this circumstances..." with more (see).

Among the other reports in this issue are:

* Various reports from Congress

This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/2 by 10 inches with various foxing. Generally 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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