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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."
Category: Pre-Civil War