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Commenting on the Maryland "Jew Bill"...



Item # 662198

January 14, 1826

THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Jan. 14, 1826  Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice, editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" which allowed--for the first time--Jews to hold public office in the state of Maryland.
The report reads in part: "The affairs of our state begin to have an improving appearance...for the political liberation of persons held in servitude for conscience-sake, has been also passed by the house of delegates 45 to 32, so a late disgraceful part of our constitution is abolished, and Jews are freemen..." with a bit more (see photos). Included also is the list of those who voted "Year" and "Nay" for the change in the constitution.
Among the other reports in this issue are: "African Colony" "Pay of Members of Congress" "Negotiations on the Slave Trade" which includes documents signed in type by John Quincy Adams, and H. Clay.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches. Very nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Item from Catalog 288 (released for November, 2019)...

Category: Pre-Civil War

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