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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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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 ... 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 ... See More  

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667233

Mordecai Noah and his new Jewish homeland in the Niagara River... Horrors of the slave trade...

Item #667233

October 01, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 1, 1825  



* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River

* Atrocities of the Slave Trade




Page 5 has a nice half page article: "Ararat" which is about the plans for the famous Mordecai Manuel Noah, the first American-born Jew to attain national prominence to create a new homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in t... 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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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.

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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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664683

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

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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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667220

Insurrectionist Nat Turner has drowned?

Item #667220

October 29, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  October 29, 1831  Page 2 includes a rather brief report headed "Gen. Nat" which reads: "It is believed that this distinguished leader of the blacks at the massacre in Virginia, was drowned, in attempting to cross New river. So says a letter to the governor of the state."

This report proved to be untrue as he was hanged a mo
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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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677418

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

Item #677418

December 09, 1831

UNITED STATES TELEGRAPH, Washington City, Virginia, December 9, 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".

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

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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...

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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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650281

Slave uprising in Jamaica...

Item #650281

February 25, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 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 much... 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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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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623497

Abolishment of slavery, and the backlash from Jamaica...

Item #623497

June 15, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER,  Baltimore, June 15, 1833  has over half a page headed: "Slavery in the British West Indies" which reports on the: "...deputation in favor off the immediate emancipation of negro slavery within the British dominions..." which includes the full text on the 5 "Resolutions", signed in type by: Samuel Gurney as the chairman. The same ... See More  

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668165

Daniel Webster on slavery...

Item #668165

June 27, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 27, 1833  The top of page 3 has: "Slavery In The United States" which is a state signed in type: Daniel Webster, in which he states his views on the issue. It includes in part: "...In my opinion the domestic slavery of the Southern States is a subject within the exclusive control of the States themselves...Congress has no authority... See More  

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643530

Abolishing the slave trade in England... Victor Hugo poem...

Item #643530
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1833  The prime report is taken from the: "Proceedings In Parliament" near the back, which includes a somewhat inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--report reading: "Mr. Stanley brought in a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery, and for the compensation of the owners of slaves. Read a first time." This would be the Slavery Abol
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664831

Abolishing the slave trade in England... Victor Hugo poem...

Item #664831
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1833  The prime report is taken from the: "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes a somewhat inconspicuous--yet noteworthy report: "Mr. Stanley brought in a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery, and for the compensation of the owners of slaves. Read a first time."

This would be the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 whic
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672108

Slavery comes to an end in England...

Item #672108

August 29, 1833

THE TIMES, London, August 29, 1833 



* Slavery abolished in the British Empire



As Wikipedia notes the British Slavery Abolition Act was passed in 1833, receiving the royal assent on August 28.

Page 2 begins with: "Parliamentary Intelligence" with text noting in part: "Their Lordships sat at 12 o'clock...the Royal assent was given by commission to various bills--amongs... See More  

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643573

Obituary of the famed abolitionist William Wilberforce...

Item #643573
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1833  Near the back is the: "Obituary - William Wilberforce" which takes over 3 pages. Wilberforce was a member of Parliament who lead the charge to abolish slavery. The historic Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 would receive the Royal Assent on Aug. 26, less than a month after his death. See the internet for much more on the
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665911

Treaty with the Seminole Indians...

Item #665911

May 07, 1834

THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1834   The ftpg. has over 2 columns taken up with a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee nation of Indians west of the Mississippi, made at Fort Gibson. It is signed in type by President Andrew Jackson, and the "X" mark of 2 Indian chiefs.

The front page also has a ad: "$25 Reward" for a runaway slave, with details.

F... See More  

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600616

Letter from the Rocky Mountains... Ursuline Convent riot...

Item #600616

October 11, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 11, 1834  Page 2 has an interesting article on the Boston Tea Party and a discovery of a tea chest, headed: "A Tea Story". Also inside: "Abolition of Slavery" and over half a page on: "Rocky Mountain Correspondence" which is an early report on explorations of the West n a letter datelined: "Waters of the Colorado o... See More  

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642496

Davy Crockett in Congress...

Item #642496

December 20, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 20, 1834  In reports from Congress is text noting Davy Crockett's comments, with: "Mr. Crockett submitted the following resolutions:..." and a bit further on: "Mr. Crockett said he feared gentlemen did not understand the nature of his resolution. It was a mere inquiry whether those rivers were of a national character or not...&quo... See More  

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638712

Slavery & slave ownership...

Item #638712

October 10, 1835

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 10, 1835  More than a page is taken up with a report headed: "Slavery And The Abolitionists" which includes the wording of an Act of Congress titled: "An Act to secure to the several states a more effectual control over their slaves." A considerable amount of discussion on the slavery issue.

This is followed by a report headed: ... See More  

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610839

Slave ad... Texas and the United States government...

Item #610839

May 10, 1836

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 10, 1836  The middle of the front page has a detailed ad headed: "100 Dollars Reward" for a runaway: "...Negro Man named NED, about six feet high, dark copper color..."with additional descriptions (see). Page 3 has nearly two column concerning Texas beginning: "The Texian subject has assumed an aspect entirely new as... See More  

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562674

Abolition pamphlets burned in Missouri...

Item #562674

June 07, 1836

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., June 7, 1836



* Abolition

* Early Missouri (Palmyra MO)




Page 3 has a report from St. Louis about the "Burning of Abolition Pamphlets" in Marion County. The report states, in part that:



* ...considerable excitement was... produced by reports of the reception of boxes of abolition pamphlets in that quarter. Search was made, and two b... See More  

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548074

Early Summer resorts...

Item #548074

August 04, 1836

NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, August 4, 1836



* Early Summer resorts

* Long Beach and more

* Original 19th century reading




A pg. 2 report says: "It is estimated that... 2000 citizens of Philadelphia are absent from the city at this time. At least 500 are at Cape May..." plus mention that the others are at Brandywine Springs, Long Beach, Long Branch, Saratoga, York Springs & Ye... See More  

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648191

Latest From Texas... Early item on the Mormons...

Item #648191

September 03, 1836

THE PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY COURIER, Sept. 3, 1836  Pg. 2 has: "Mormonism At Old Salem" is not complimentary on the Mormons. Pg. 3 has: "Texas And Mexico--Reported Escape of Santa Anna--Later From Texas--From an Officer at San Jacinto" (see). A short bit of a "Slave Case" where a little slave girl taken to Boston was declared free.

Four pages, large folio size, ni... See More  

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671418

New weapon is created... A stowaway slave case...

Item #671418

October 15, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 15, 1836  Content includes: "Another Slave Case" concerning a runaway slave; "War In Florida" with the Indians; "The Hindoo Exhibition" and more.

The back page has: "New Weapon" with the report stating: "We have been...shown one of the most awfully destructive weapons, made by gen. Houston's orders, ... See More  

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657929

New weapon is created... A stowaway slave case...

Item #657929

October 15, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 15, 1836  Content includes: "Another Slave Case" concerning a runaway slave; "War In Florida" with the Indians; "The Hindoo Exhibition" and more.

The back page has: "New Weapon" with the report stating: "We have been...shown one of the most awfully destructive weapons, made by gen. Houston's orders, ... See More  

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668286

Early newspaper from Raleigh...

Item #668286

January 11, 1837

THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD, Raleigh, Jan. 11, 1837 



* Rare antebellum publication



Various news and advertisements of the day from well before the outbreak of the Civil War. The back page has an illustrated ad for a jailed slave, with details.

Four pages, light damp staining, good condition.... See More  

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619617

1837 Slave advertisement...

Item #619617

June 10, 1837

THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., June 10, 1837 



* Slavery - slaves - Negroes



An advertisement on page 3 is headed: "Cash For Negroes" noting: "I will give the highest cash price for likely Negroes, from ten to twenty-five years of age..." with just a bit more (see).

News of the day with other interesting advertisements. Four pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More  

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600274

Woman slave case...

Item #600274

July 25, 1837

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, July 25, 1837



* Slave case



This issue contains news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout. Page 3 has a small one column heading: "A Slave Case" See image for text here.



Complete in 4 pages, minor foxing spots, nice condition.

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619528

Maine Boundary... Henry Clay... USS Constitution...

Item #619528

March 16, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 16, 1839  Within the issue is an article "Maine Boundary" which is the "Official papers on the Maine Border Subject' which is over three pages in length. This deals with the disputed territory between Maine and New Brunswick.

The front page features "Mr. Clay's Speech on Abolition Petitions" in which he made a co... See More  

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