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676868

Early and uncommon title from Baltimore...

Item #676868

September 28, 1811

AMERICAN & COMMERCIAL DAILY ADVERTISER, Baltimore, Sept. 28, 1811  A typical newspaper of the day with various news and a wealth of advertisements.

Among the ads are: "Runaway Negro" with details, and another: "NEGROES - Wanted immediately about fifteen young Negro Slaves, Male and Female, from ten to twenty years old, for which the highest price in cash will be paid."... See More  

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651247

Caracas & Carthagena independence... rare mention of The Inquisition...

Item #651247

February 01, 1812

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 



*  Carthagena's independence

*  Rare mention of The Inquisition

*  Report from Caracas re: their independence




Page 7 has under the heading "South America" mention of the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOV... See More  

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687407

First of this title we have encountered...

Item #687407

July 13, 1812

ALEXANDRIA DAILY GAZETTE COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL, Virginia, July 13, 1812  A very scarce title, in fact we believe this is the first we have encountered it. There are no issues of this date recorded in Brigham outside of the American Antiquarian Society.

The masthead features an engraving of George Washington. 

Pages 1 and 4 are filled with ads including one: "Fifty Dollars Rew... See More  

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650012

Madison's review of the year 1815... Chart notes values of slaves...

Item #650012

December 09, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1815 



* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address




The notable content is the full text of the President's annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Madison. He reviews all that happened in 1815 with much on the details of the end of the War of 1812.

Several state statistical charts including one for North Caro... See More  

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547685

Governor Simon Snyder... Runaway ad...

Item #547685

December 21, 1815

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, from Washington D.C., dated December 21, 1815.



* Pennsylvania Governor Simon Snyder



On pg. 2 under “Pennsylvania” is the “Governor’s Message”, signed in type: Simon Snyder. The back page has a reward ad for a runaway “Negro Man named David”.



Other news of the day includes: "Congress" "Banking Fraud" &quo... See More  

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671914

Jews are expelled... Kentucky's Mammoth Cave...

Item #671914

August 24, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 24, 1816



* Jews are expelled from Lubec

* Mammoth Caves of Kentucky described




One of the better items is a brief article headed: "Summary Notices of Events" which includes: "It is stated that the senate of the 'free city' of Lubec has ordered all the Jews settled there to leave it..." with a bit more, and ending with: &... See More  

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673060

Appalachicola, Florida... Slave or free?

Item #673060

September 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept.  14, 1816  Starting on the front page and continuing within is a great article describing  a banquet held in Paris to celebrate American Independence, which illustrates the great relationship held between both nations.

Another article within describes the mass migration of Negroes from in and around New Orleans to Appalachicola, Florida.... See More  

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681522

Bounty land for military veterans... On Monroe's inauguration...

Item #681522

April 12, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., April 12, 1817  The front page has: "The Late Inauguration" with talk on some details of James Monroe's inauguration.

Page 3 has a reward ad for a runaway slave, and a report from the "War Department" concerning those entitled to bounty lands for serves in the military during the War of 1812.

Four pages, some period doodling a... See More  

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647109

Memoirs of John Carter, John Duckworth, & F.A.S. & Count de Choiseul-Gouffier...

Item #647109
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1817

Whereas the issue includes reports from the Americas, including one from Haiti mentioning the building of a college with recommendations by William Wilberforce, perhaps the most interesting material are the multi-page memoirs of sculpture/architect John Carter, F.A.S., Admiral John Duckworth & Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier. Also included are ... See More  

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657925

Slave ships arrive at Galveston... A Proclamation by the President...

Item #657925

August 08, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 8, 1818  Page 6 has: "General Jackson's Campaign" which lists the number of: "...The Indians inhabiting the country lying between Georgia & the Mississippi river..." totaling 11,000 warriors. It notes: "This force, if embodied and hostile, would e serious enemy to the United States...".

The bkpg. has: "A P... See More  

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665674

Trumbull's Declaration of Independence... Slave importation prohibited...

Item #665674

November 11, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1818 



* John Trumbell's "Declaration of Independence"

* Law prohibiting slaves leaving the state




A page 2 report begins: "The Legislature of New Jersey...passed an act last Thursday, prohibiting the exportation of slaves or servants of colour out of that State. It makes it penal in the sum of 2000 dollars, or imprisonmen
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599850

Much on Indian treaties...

Item #599850

April 24, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 24, 1819  Among the articles are: "How to Tame an Elephant!" "Indian Treaties Ratified at the Late Session of Congress" which takes two pages; "Mexican Coinage"; a brief item: "Negro Stealing" reads: "Sentence of death has been pronounced on a fellow in North Carolina for negro stealing. If hanging is ri... See More  

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683275

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683275

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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683276

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683276

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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619649

Debating the 'Missouri Question" and slavery...

Item #619649

March 04, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 4, 1820 [with Supplement]  "District of Maine" is a document taking over half a page relating to its admission into the Union, which was part of the Missouri Compromise. There is also much reporting from Congress, taking several pages.

Attached to this issue is the 8 page Supplement issue which is almost entirely taken up with the debate... See More  

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678715

Missouri Compromise... Mordecai Noah & his Jewish refuge island...

Item #678715

March 11, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1820 



* Missouri Compromise

* Maine and Missouri become states


* Mordecai Manuel Noah... Grand Island... Jewish settlement



The top of the front page has an article which announces the approval of the Missouri Compromise: "The bills for the admission of Maine and Missouri into the union have been respectively signed by the president... See More  

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638180

Lengthy report on the national currency... Seizure of Florida...

Item #638180

March 18, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 18, 1820  Taking over 3 pages is a continued report from the  Secretary of the Treasury on the "National Currency". Also within is over a page on the: "Seizure of the Floridas", followed by: "The Slave Question". Nearly 4 pages of reports from "Congress" as well.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/4 inches, good c... See More  

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644140

Andy Jackson... Return of Indian land in Georgia...

Item #644140

March 21, 1820

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1820  Most of pg. 2 is taken up with: "General Jackson's Memorial", continued in a future issue. The ftpg. has a document to the Senate signed by the President: James Monroe, concerning the return of land to the citizens of Georgia by various Indian tribes (see).

No fewer than 4 runaway slave reward ads. Four pages, nice condi... See More  

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688359

Capture of slave ships... Launch of the ship Ohio...

Item #688359

June 03, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1820 



* USS Ohio launching - United States Navy

* African slave trade - slavers ships captured




The front page has: "The Infamous Trade" beginning: "Ten slave vessels had been captured by the U.S. ship Cyane..." with some details. Most of the issue is taken up with: ":Mr. Baldwin's Speech on the Tariff". Th... See More  

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667262

The trade in slavery... Executed as pirates...

Item #667262

June 17, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 17, 1820  An inside page has a nearly two page article titled: "The Slave Trade" which has some fascinating details of the discovery of slave ships, some of the text including: "...I do further declare that the state in which these unfortunate creatures were found is shocking to every principle of humanity, seventeen men shackled toge... See More  

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218009

Walk-in-the-Water Steamship in 1820....

Item #218009

June 24, 1820

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, June 24, 1820.

 

* 1st Steamship on Lake Erie

* Walk-in-the-Water reporting




A page 3 report from Buffalo states that: The Steam-Boat Walk-in-the-Water, left this place...for Mackina [sic], with a full freight and about 50 passengers....her freight consisted...of goods belonging to the American Fur Company, amounting in value of upwards of 100,000 dollars. Othe
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673063

The constitution of Missouri...

Item #673063

September 23, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 23, 1820 



* The Missouri Constitution



Within is the complete printing of the: "Constitution of Missouri" which takes nearly 9 pages. This is a significant printing, as there was much slavery-related controversy on allowing Missouri to join the union, and this printing is from the year Missouri became a state.

One portion of the con... See More  

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549655

Struggle for the throne of Hawaii...

Item #549655

December 02, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Dec. 2, 1820 Within is a report headed: "South Sea Islands" which reads in part: "Since the death of Tamahamaha, king of the Sandwich Islands, we hear there has been a desperate battle fought for the right of succession to the crown. It terminated in the dethronement of the young prince, son of the king--and the queen mother reigns in his... See More  

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203103

Struggle for the throne in Hawaii...

Item #203103

December 02, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Dec. 2, 1820  Within this issue is a report headed: "South Sea Islands" which reads in part: "Since the death of Tamahamaha, king of the Sandwich Islands, we hear there has been a desperate battle fought for the right of succession to the crown. It terminated in the dethronement of the young prince, son of the king--and the queen mot... See More  

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657341

Slavery issues... Eskimo "Indians"...

Item #657341

December 30, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 30, 1820  Over half of the front page is taken up with an article: "Slave Population" which deals with the controversy of slavery in Missouri as it contemplates statehood, ultimately to be resolved by the Missouri Compromise.

Finishing out the ftpg. & carrying over to page 2 is: "Our Indians". Page 2 also has: "The Slav... See More  

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650285

Discussing the Navy... The slave trade...

Item #650285

April 14, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 14, 1821  Over two pages are taken up with a lengthy & detailed report headed: "Navy of the United States" with discussion on costs of operations, etc. The report is signed in type by: John Rodgers. Nearly 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Slave Trade" which has much discussion on this controversial subject.

Complete in ... See More  

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615527

Naples is captured by the Austrians...

Item #615527

May 16, 1821

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.., May 16, 1821  The front page has historic content on the history of Italy with the top of the page: "The Fate Of Naples Decided!" and within the article is: "...The papers announce the important fact that the Neapolitians have FAILED IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH A FREE GOVERNMENT! They have signed a convention with the Austrians &... See More  

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677871

Death of Napoleon Bonaparte... Slave trade... William Wilberforce...

Item #677871

September 08, 1821

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1821  Beginning on page 2 is a report of the death of: "Napoleon Bonaparte" which is prefaced with: "The following particulars are interesting, and seem necessary to assist in affording an account of the exit of the man who, for so many years, had occupied the attention of all the civilized world..." with a subhead: "Official A... See More  

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643243

Andrew Jackson addresses the people of Florida...

Item #643243

November 10, 1821

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 10, 1821  Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "General Jackson" which is his address to the citizens of Florida in which he announces the temporary organization of the government of Florida. This address takes over a full page and is signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson, Gov. of the Floridas.

Among the other reports in thi... See More  

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647595

The Denmark Vesey slave revolt... Would one day fuel Frederick Douglass' battle-cry for freedom...

Item #647595

July 13, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 13, 1822  The back page has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt, noting that six slaves were executed in Charleston.

Denmark Vesey was a former slave who purchased his freedom and then planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States. Word of the plans were leaked and authorities at Charleston arrest... See More  

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656654

The slave trade... The Denmark Vesey slave revolt (would one day fuel Frederick Douglass' battle-cry for freedom)...

Item #656654

September 07, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1822  Pages 9-11 have much regarding Denmark Vesey and the "Servile Conspiracy in South Carolina," which  has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt.

Note: Denmark Vesey was a former slave who purchased his freedom and then planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States. Word of the... See More  

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667762

Commenting on the Maryland "Jew Bill"...

Item #667762

January 14, 1826

THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Jan. 14, 1826 



* Maryland Jew Bill becomes law



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... See More  

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682107

Critical thoughts on Mordecai Noah's plans for a Jewish homeland...

Item #682107

January 21, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826 



* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River




The most notable article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Mordecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River. This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah.

Also wit... See More  

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683188

Critical thoughts on Mordecai Noah's plans for a Jewish homeland...

Item #683188

January 21, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826  The prime article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Mordecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River.

This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah.

Also within: "Slave Labor" which is brief, and over half a page on: "... See More  

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594117

Conversations of a slave and Jews...

Item #594117

March 17, 1826

BOSTON RECORDER & TELEGRAPH, March 17, 1826  The front page has: "Four Jews Converted by Reading the New Testament" (see), and page 2 includes: "Conversion of a Kentucky Slave". Four pages, very nice condition.

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667251

Execution of Chief McIntosh... Texas and slavery... Slaves set free...

Item #667251

November 04, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 4, 1826 



* Chief William McIntosh execution

* Texas to abolish slavery before American control

* Slave ships captured: slaves set free




A report: "Texas" has text noting: "...the states of Cohuahuilla and Texas had nearly completed their constitutions and that they have determined to abolish slavery in toto; and that all slaves... See More  

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548067

Early shark fishing...

Item #548067

July 13, 1827

BOSTON RECORDER & TELEGRAPH, Massachusetts, July 13, 1827 



* Early shark fishing



Page 3 has a report: "A New Haven papers says, that 17 large sharks were taken in that harbor July 2d, at one haul in a seine for taking white fish..." plus mention that most of the white fish escaped because of the damage to the nets caused by the sharks.

Other news of the day includes: &quo... See More  

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653432

Slaves released... An exploring expedition... The Morris Canal...

Item #653432

February 28, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 28, 1829  Content includes: "The Morris Canal" beginning at Easton, Pa. & terminating at Jersey City, New Jersey, with details. Also: "Slaves Released" being a brief item concerning a Brazilian slave ship with 475 slaves, and also: "The Exploring Expedition" concerning exploring the Pacific Ocean and the South seas,... See More  

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616957

Piracy... Slave up-rising suppressed...

Item #616957

March 21, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 21, 1829  A lot of the news in this newspaper is government related from different regions of America. Featured in this issue is a great report on piracy with nice details of a capture. Also within this issue is a small report of slave uprising in Louisiana. This has interesting news of the day throughout. 

Sixteen pages measur... See More  

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667250

Death Of John Jay... Pirates hanged, and slave ships captured...

Item #667250

May 30, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 30, 1829



* John Jay death

* Pirates & slave ships




Pages 1 and 2 have an article concerning the death of John Jay with a biography of his life & accomplishments.

John Jay was an American diplomat, patriot, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the Treaty of Paris of 1783, second governor of New York, and the first Chie... See More  

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667248

"Trail of Tears"... Abolishing slavery in Virginia...

Item #667248

July 25, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1829  Nearly half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Abolition of Slavery" which concerns Virginia, noting: "...revise the constitution of the commonwealth, praying for the adoption of some provisions in the new constitution by which the slave population in the state may be checked, or reduced, and, if possible, ultimately done away.... See More  

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205656

Slave Woman Case...

Item #205656

October 03, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, MD October 3, 1829. This 16 page newspaper has interesting news of the day throughout. A lot of the news in this newspaper is government related. Featured in this issue is an interesting report  of trial case of a woman slave that escaped. This issue is in nice condition except for little staining.

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685714

Creating a government in Colombia... Indian lands and laws...

Item #685714

June 26, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1830  Inside has a report concerning the creation of a government in "Colombia" noting: "The new constitution having been adopted...proceeded to elect a president and vice president of the republic...a deputation waited upon Bolivar & informed him of the result He congratulated them on the happy termination of their labors...&... See More  

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648146

Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson...

Item #648146

October 02, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1830  Among the articles within are: "Negro Cloths", a letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson declining an offer to attend a public dinner in Knoxville; "Virginia Gold" "Origin of the Slave Trade"; a letter to John Adams concerning "Anticipated Revolutions" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, datelines "M... See More  

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204155

Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson...

Item #204155

October 02, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1830  Among the articles within are: "Negro Cloths", a letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson declining an offer to attend a public dinner in Knoxville; "Virginia Gold" "Origin of the Slave Trade"; a letter to John Adams concerning "Anticipated Revolutions" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, datelines "M... See More  

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662636

A slave insurrection in North Carolina...

Item #662636

September 28, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., Sept. 28, 1831  Page 2 has a report; "Insurrection in North Carolina" datelines from Raleigh, concerning: "...an insurrection among the negroes...citizens of Fayetteville are also under arms. As to our city, every thing has been in a state of preparation for war..." and more.

Four pages, damp staining near the top, good condition.... See More  

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685718

Problem with slaves in the Bahamas... Cherokee gold...

Item #685718

October 08, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1831 The back page has most of a column headed: "American Slaves In The Bahamas" which is a report concerning a slave ship which wrecked on one of the Bahama Islands and the slaves--bound from an Atlantic port to New Orleans--taken into the Bahamas.

Also near the back is: "Cherokee Gold Mines" in Georgia.

Complete in 24 pages, 6 ... See More  

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686091

Massacre plot by slaves uncovered in Tennessee...

Item #686091

January 07, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 7, 1832  Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Another Insurrection" with a portion of the text including:

"We have been credibly informed...among the citizens of Fayetteville, Tenn.,...the discovery of a plot, among the negroes of that place...for an insurrection, all the particulars of which we have not ye... See More  

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219656

Andrew Jackson in 1832...

Item #219656

January 30, 1832

NEW-YORK EVENING POST, Jan. 30, 1832.



* Andrew Jackson
* The Sugar Tax


Beginning at the bottom of the last column on the front page is a letter from the citizens of Philadelphia presenting a set of astral lamps made of coal to the President. Concludes on page 2, followed by a gracious reply signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Other news of the day includes: "The Sugar T
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667245

Rumor of freedom sets off a slave insurrection...

Item #667245

February 11, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1832 



* Slaves insurrection in Jamaica



Most of the issue is taken up with considerable reporting on: "Proceedings of the Senate - On the Nomination o Martin Van  Buren" as the American minister to Great Britain, which would be rejected by the Senate. But he would go on to become the 8th President of the U.S. Also within is a... See More  

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