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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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621085

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

Item #621085

June 03, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, 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 (see). Most of the issue is taken up with: ":Mr. Baldwin's Speech on the ... 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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643211

Slaves and their African homeland...

Item #643211

June 24, 1820

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1820  Page 2 has: "Colony of Free Blacks in Africa" which is: "...an asylum for such of our free blacks as are willing to return to the country of their ancestors..." taking about 3/4 of a column. Also: "Piracies begins: "Three persons have just suffered death at Boston for piracy & murder...". Further on is a r... See More  

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203103

Struggle for the throne in Hawaii...

Item #203103

December 02, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 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... See More  

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549655

Struggle for the throne of Hawaii...

Item #549655

December 02, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 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 mothe... 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, Maryland, 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 (see... 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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643243

Andrew Jackson addresses the people of Florida...

Item #643243

November 10, 1821

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 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 (see photos for po... See More  

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222630

Slave Ads, 1821...

Item #222630

November 17, 1821

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Nov. 17, 1821.

 

* Slave Advertisements

* Washington D.C.



The front page has a reward ad for a runaway negro man, named Handy and one for a negro man...Thomas Pumphrey.



Page 2 has a runaway ad for a negro man...Joseph Garner and page 3 has a runaway ad for a Negro William and Negress Elizabeth.



News of the day includes: "Bank o
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647595

The Denmark Vesey slave revolt...

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 arreste... See More  

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664257

Denmark Vesey followers executed...

Item #664257

August 07, 1822

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 7, 1822 



* Denmark Vesey slave revolt

* Executions of slaves - Negroes

* Charleston, South Carolina




Page 2 has a report about the execution of some of the individuals involved in the famous plot for a massive slave insurrection organized by Denmark Vesey. States in part that: "...twenty-two culprits, were executed here for attempts to exc
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656654

The Denmark Vesey slave revolt... The slave trade...

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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651064

Much regarding slavery... mention of the Denmark Vesey

Item #651064

September 14, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 14, 1822  Starting of the front page and taking the entire 2nd page is, "THE GREAT CURSE OF OUR LAND," which has much regarding slavery in America, with mention of Denmark Vesey and the slave insurrection in Charleston, South Carolina.

Note: Denmark Vesey was a former slave who purchased his freedom and then planned what would have been ... See More  

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644279

England & America agree to stop the slave trade...

Item #644279

June 05, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 5 and 12 1824 This is a pair of issues which, between them, include a lengthy article headed: "Suppression of the Slave Trade--Convention For The Suppression of the African Slave Trade. The June 5 issue has an introductory letter signed in type by the President: James Monroe, followed by the "slave trade" article which takes over 6 pages a... See More  

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647182

Mordecai Noah and his publishing troubles, just before his Zionist efforts... La Fayette back in the United States...

Item #647182

September 11, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, September 11, 1824  Inside has: "Explosion of The 'Advocate' " which is 4 1/2 pages of detail on the troubles of Mordecai Noah and his newspaper the "National Advocate", including 3 letters signed by him in type: M.M. Noah.  in 1825 Noah become noted for his Zionist efforts in creating a homeland refuge for the Jews on Gr... See More  

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647188

Andrew Jackson is elected President...

Item #647188

January 01, 1825

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 1, 1825  The very first article at the top of page 1 has a small head: "Presidential Election" with the report noting: "It being ascertained that Louisiana has given three votes to gen. Jackson & two to Mr. Adams, as president--(and an undivided vote for Mr. Calhoun as vice president), we are enabled to state the result of the late el... See More  

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631647

Creating the Santa Fe Trail...

Item #631647

March 26, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 26, 1825  See the photo for the list of Acts of Congress, which includes: "An act to authorize the president of the United States to cause a road to be marked out from the western frontier of Missouri to the confines of New Mexico" which would be the famed Santa Fe Trail. A very historic--yet brief--report.

Another article: &qu
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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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644732

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

Item #644732

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 Morecai 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 (see).

Also within: "Slave Labor" which is brief (see), and over half a page... 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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666448

Early Kentucky...

Item #666448

June 24, 1826

THE COMMENTATOR, Frankfort, Kentucky, June 24, 1826 



* Rare publication

* Slave ads




An early and uncommon title from Kentucky containing general news and content, & ads. Page 3 has a reward ad offering $50 in "commonwealth money" for the return of "...a negro man...Ned...". Another similar ad on the back page for a negro man named Gabriel.

Four pages, a few sma... 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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657146

Hopes of eliminating the slave trade throughout the world...

Item #657146

September 01, 1827

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 1, 1827 



* Elimination of slavery Worldwide ?



Pages 9 & 10 contain a full page article: "The Slave Trade" which has much on the slave trade as conducted by European countries and efforts to stop it. One item notes: "...Portugal for a long time refused to abandon this trade...By a late treaty of England with Brazil the final... See More  

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653258

Charles Carroll presents a copy of the Declaration of Independence...

Early Texas, slavery, and Indian disturbances...

Item #653258

July 19, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828  The front page has, "CHARLES CARROLL," which gives details of the last surviving signor of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through ... 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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653422

Washington praises Hamilton... Slave numbers decreasing in South Carolina...

Item #653422

April 18, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 18, 1829  Pages 1 & 2 has an article: "Decrease of Slaves in South Carolina" which is attributed to the tariff of 1824. Much detail. 

Page 5 has: "Petroleum" which concerns the discovery of oil in Kentucky. Another page has a letter signed in type: George Washington & datelined at Mt. Vernon, Sept. 25, 1798, sent t... See More  

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653423

Washington praises Hamilton... Slave numbers decreasing in South Carolina...

Item #653423

April 18, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 18, 1829  Pages 1 & 2 has an article: "Decrease of Slaves in South Carolina" which is attributed to the tariff of 1824. Much detail. 

Page 5 has: "Petroleum" which concerns the discovery of oil in Kentucky. Another page has a letter signed in type: George Washington & datelined at Mt. Vernon, Sept. 25, 1798, sent t... 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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601187

Slave case... Mr. Poinsett, of poinsettia fame...

Item #601187

October 03, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 3, 1829  Inside has a report headed: "Slave Case", being that of "Eliza, a woman of color..." who had made her escape (see). The front page has: "Prospects of the Indians" and inside has: "Indian Affairs - From the Cherokee Phoenix". There is also a lengthy letter signed in type by: J. R. Poinsett, the first U... See More  

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649090

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

Item #649090

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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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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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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661757

Death of "The Liberator", Simon Bolivar...

Item #661757

February 19, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 19, 1831



* Death of Simon Bolivar 

* Venezuela independence leader




The back page has a nice report concerning the death of Simon Bolivar.

Bolivar was one of most important historical and political figure in Latin American history. He is considered in Latin America as a hero, visionary, and a revolutionary. During his short life he lead Boliv... See More  

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657374

Early account of Nat Turner's slave rebellion...

Item #657374

August 31, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1831 



* Nat Turner's slave rebellion - revolt



Pages 2 and 3 have an uncommonly lengthy account of Nat Turner's slave rebellion, a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia led by Nat Turner. Rebel slaves killed from 55 to 65 people, at least 51 being white. The rebellion was put down within a few days,... See More  

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657377

1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion...

Item #657377

September 14, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, Sept. 14, 1831 



* Nat Turner's slave rebellion - revolt



Pages 2 and 3 have an uncommonly lengthy account of Nat Turner's slave rebellion, a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia led by Nat Turner. Rebel slaves killed from 55 to 65 people, at least 51 being white. The rebellion was put down within a few days... See More  

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650284

A college for African-Americans...

Item #650284

October 01, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 1, 1831  Within this issue is an interesting article headed: "Negro College" coming from New Haven,and the text beginning: "Our readers, no doubt, will be surprised at the caption of this paragraph & will wonder what we mean by 'Negro college'. We will inform them that we mean, without any jesting, to say that ther... See More  

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653455

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

Item #653455

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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667087

William Garrison... Davy Crockett... George Washington...

Item #667087

October 22, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1831  The bottom of the front page has a small article beginning: "I have received a copy of the 'Liberator', and come in for a share of the editor's reproof for having said that 'a sudden emancipation of the slaves, either by force or through principle', would be an awful calamity..." with more. This was from the v... See More  

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664683

William Garrison... Davy Crockett... George Washington...

Item #664683

October 22, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1831 



* re. Anti-slavery publication "Liberator"

* Davy Crockett & George Washington




The bottom of the front page has a small article beginning: "I have received a copy of the 'Liberator', and come in for a share of the editor's reproof for having said that 'a sudden emancipation of the slaves, either by... See More  

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662915

Key Judaica interest... Mordecai Noah and his island of Ararat...

Item #662915

November 26, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 26, 1831



* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Ararat, City of Refuge




An inside page has a nice report on the ceremonies of the laying of the cornerstone of the city of Ararat. This was the project of Mordecai M. Noah, who is acknowledged to be the first American born Jew to rise to national prominence. His city of Ararat was to be a Jewish homeland in Ameri... See More  

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658869

1831 Ad for "Nat Turner's Confessions"...

Item #658869

November 28, 1831

UNITED STATES TELEGRAPH, Washington City, Virginia, Nov. 28, 1831



* Confessions of Nat Turner

* Slave insurrection fame




Page 3 has an ad stating that a business has for sale, "The Confession's of Nat Turner". (see)

Turner was the leader of the famous slave insurrection in Virginia that occurred in September of 1831. Describes the "Confessions" as those "volunta... See More  

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647534

Massacre plot by slaves uncovered in Tennessee...

Item #647534

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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650281

Slave uprising in Jamaica...

Item #650281

February 25, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 25, 1832  Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Jamaica" with the report beginning: "We have awful details of the late proceedings of the slaves in this island One hundred and fifty estates had been laid waste by fire...More than two thousand slaves had been killed or executed--hung up by scores, and without ... See More  

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637898

Very early Mormon report...

Item #637898

September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832  Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... See More  

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643368

Very early Mormon report...

Item #643368

September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832  Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... See More  

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220216

Slave Ship Captured 1833...

Item #220216

January 07, 1833

EVENING POST, N.Y., Jan. 7, 1833.

 

* Slave Ship Captured

* Slaver

* Almost 400 Slaves




Page 2 has a report: Slaver Captured--A Spanish brig, with 394 slaves on board, was captured by the British brig of war, Victor, on the south side of...Cuba, and sent into Havanna... Other news of the day with ads. Dampstaining in unrelated content, small hole in the first leaf, small piece m
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