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President Monroe allows for Missouri statehood...

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March 24, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 24, 1821 

* President James Monroe
* Missouri statehood

"Laws of the U. States" on an inside page has a "Resolution, Providing for the Admission of Missouri into the Union on a Certain Condition" beginning: "Resolved...That Missouri shall be admitted into the union on an equal footing with the original states... upon the fundamental condition...that no law shall be passed...by which no citizen shall be excluded...". Signed in type: James Monroe (see photos). Missouri would formally be admitted on August 10. There are two other Acts of Congress as well.
Also inside are: "Imprisonment for Debt" and "Punishment of Piracy", the latter taking over a full page.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, very nice, clean 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, 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."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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