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Robert E. Lee, while a cadet at West Point...

Item # 659801

August 29, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 29, 1829  Inside has over a full page taken up with: "Army of the United States - Promotions & Appointments", with one of the entries reading: "Cadet Robert E. Lee, to be brevet 2nd lieutenant 1st July, 1829". A very early report of the future & famous Confederate general. Also within: "The Creek Indians" which is an address from them to the people of Alabama & Georgia concerning rumors that the Creeks are angry & hostile to the citizens (see photo).
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, but in nice condition.
This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. Wikipedia notes: "Niles...Register (was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Item from Catalog 281 (released for April, 2019)...

Category: Pre-Civil War

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