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One of the earliest Louisiana newspapers we have offered...
Item # 661558
December 24, 1819
ORLEANS GAZETTE & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Dec. 24, 1819
* Very rare & early publication
This is one of the earliest newspapers from Louisiana we have had the pleasure to offer. The front page has a lengthy obituary report and an article: "Adam Poe's Contest with Two Indians" plus many ads (some in French), which the back page has a report concerning Indians in an: "Extract of a Letter dated Irun (Spain)" and more ads.
Complete as a single sheet issue with just a column masthead at the top of the front page. Verification of this unusual layout is found in Brigham (History & Bibliography of American Newspapers) where it states: "...and in 1818-1820 there was no title except column heading." A few minor tape mends, a pended numeral in the top margin, good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War