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Western Indians... University of Virginia...

Item #672160

October 08, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1825  Of interest is a report on the "Western Indians" taking over half a page.

Also the "Naval Court of Inquiry" concerns an incident with pirates and Cuba (see Niles' dated November 1, 1823).

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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Pair of issues with the constitution of Maine...

Item #672154

September 09, 1820

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, September 9 and 16, 1820 

* Constitution of Maine : pair of issues

A pair of issues within which is the complete text of the: "Constitution of Maine" which begins in the Sept. 9 issue & includes the Preamble and articles 1 thru X on nearly 7 pages, with the balance of the Constitution found in the Sept. 16 issue, beginning on the front page ... See More  

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"Texas Declaration of Independence"... Adams–Onís Treaty...

Item #672153

September 11, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 11, 1819  Inside has excerpts from the recently published "Declaration of the Independence of Texas" which concerns the Adams–Onís Treaty, signed in type: James Long, President of the Supreme Council.

Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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The Indians declare war...

Item #672095

August 21, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1813  Inside has: "Indian Declaration of War" which is a: "...literal translation of the Declaration of War by the Six Nations Against the British in Canada". Also: Creek Indians" which takes a full page, then: "Events of the War" which takes about 6 pages & includes a letter from the Lower Sandusky, one from &quo... See More  

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The Little Belt Affair: War of 1812 about to begin...

Item #672093

September 21, 1811

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1811 

* The Little Belt Affair

* Captain Arthur Bingham

The first 6 pages are taken up with a great & very detailed account of the Little Belt Affair, a naval battle between the U.S. ship President & the British ship Little Belt, an event which was a catalyst for the War of 1812.

Headed: "President and Little Belt" it include... See More  

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The New Madrid earthquake... Battle of Tippecanoe...

Item #672088

January 04, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1812

* Battle of Tippecanoe

* William Henry Harrison

* New Madrid earthquake

Near the back is an early item concerning the disastrous New Madrid earthquake before it was known as such. The report includes: "Several shocks by earthquakes have been felt in various parts of the southern and western states...It seems probable that some dreadful cala... See More  

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Death of LaFayette... New Jewish synagogue... Sherath-Israel...

Item #672087

June 21, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 21, 1834 

* General LaFayette death

* Jewish Synagogue

Page 11 has a very early report of the death of Lafayette: "...By a late arrival we learn that the good LAFAYETTE died on the 20th May in the 77th year of his age. The papers are filled with tributes of respect to his memory. He was the illustrious link between the past age & th... See More  

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The Presidential election... American Indians: Choctaw, Osage, Creeks...

Item #672083

December 04, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 4, 1824  Among the articles are: "Presidential Election" which has a chart showing states and votes for each, plus another report of the Alabama votes for President by county.

Also inside: "LaFayette & the Sons of the Forest" being an emotional heart-felt meeting of Choctaw Indian chiefs and General LaFayette, which is ironi... See More  

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War reports on Baltimore & Washington...

Item #672063

October 06, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 6, 1814  The very top of the front page has an editor's note explaining the troubles with printing a newspaper in a war zone, as the Battle of Baltimore was just 3 weeks prior.

Also on the ftpg. "Destruction of the Navy Yard" at Washington. Pages 2 & 3 contain: "Enemy in the Chesapeake" which is a great report on... See More  

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Removing the Indians to west of the Mississippi...

Item #672058

May 22, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 22, 1830 

* Southern Native Americans - Indians

* Removal to lands West of Mississippi River

Inside has: "Removal of the Indians" beginning: "The following is a copy of the bill providing for the removal of the Indians, as it was passed by the senate recently..." followed by all 8 sections of the bill.

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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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Horrid murders by Indians... War of 1812...

Item #671565

June 13, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 13, 1812  Several pages are taken up with correspondence & documents between the United States and England relating to the upcoming War of 1812. Several documents are signed in type by the Secretary of State, James Monroe.

The bkpg. has most of a column headed: "Indian Murders" which details: "...the late inhuman murders committed on th... See More  

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Preparing for war...

Item #671563

July 11, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1812  Reports inside include: "Militia of Virginia" which mentions going to war against England. Also part of a continuing article on: "Paul Jones" being the famed John Paul Jones. Also: "Military Notices" and other tidbits which relate to early events on the War of 1812.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, nice condition.

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First boat to traverse the new Erie Canal...

Item #671464

November 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 5, 1825 

* Early Erie Canal

* 1st boat - ship journey

Perhaps the most notable event reported is headed: "FROM BUFFALO" which tells of the first vessel--The Seneca Chief--to traverse the new Erie Canal. Although brief, the event was quite historic.

Other news found within include an early American execution, cannibalism, a mention ... See More  

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First portion of the Erie Canal opens...

Item #671434

October 18, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Oct. 18, 1823 

* The Grand Opening of the Erie Canal

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the rather lengthy & historically significant report headed: "The Erie Canal--Meeting of The Waters" which takes 7 1/2 pages to detail the opening of the first part of this famous canal. The photos show just the beginning of the text whic... See More  

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President Monroe allows for Missouri statehood...

Item #671433

March 24, 1821

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

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President Andrew Jackson on the independence of Texas...

Item #671432

December 31, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1836 

* Texas Revolution - Independence

* President Andrew Jackson message

Pages 3 & 4 contain a message from the President to Congress headed: "United States And Texas" in which he reviews the situation in Texas and its independence. A few bits include: "...No steps have been taken by the executive towards the acknowle... See More  

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William H. Harrison is elected President...

Item #671429

November 14, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1840 

* William Henry Harrison

* 1840 election victory

Page 2 has a report headed: "Presidential Election" which begins: "Sufficient returns are received to place the result beyond all question. It is now certain that William Henry Harrison will be elected president, and John Tyler, vice president of the United States...... See More  

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Texas... Trouble on Wall Street...

Item #671428

December 14, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 14, 1844  The back page features a report on the "Annexation of Texas" which begins: "On the 10th instant Senator McDuffie, introduced into the United States senate joint resolutions for the annexation of Texas to the Union, corresponding with the project of the treaty for that purpose rejected at the last session  by the senat... See More  

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An imprisoned Santa Ana wants to negotiate with Andrew Jackson...

Item #671426

January 21, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1837  The back page features a lengthy letter signed by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana to President Andrew Jackson, in which he mentions his current imprisonment and a desire to negotiate a peace between Mexico & the United States. This is followed by the response of the President, signed in type: Andrew Jackson.

Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inc... See More  

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The "Trail of Tears"... The new Liberty Seated dime...

Item #671425

July 29, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1837  The front page has an article: "Removal of  the Chickasaws" which is about the "Trail of Tears" which offers some detail including: "...They presented a handsome appearance being nearly all mounted...well dressed in their national costume...Not a drunken Indians, we believe, was seen in the company...".

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Death & funeral ceremonies of Andrew Jackson...

Item #671419

July 05, 1845

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 5, 1845 

* President Andrew Jackson death

Near the back are several pages on the death & funeral of President Andrew Jackson, including: "Honors to Ex-President Jackson" which begins: "At the city of Washington the funeral ceremonies were observed on the 27th...". Also: "Mr. Webster's Remarks" and "... See More  

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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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The Rothchild family... Virginia slaves... Texas...

Item #671417

October 08, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1836  The bottom of the ftpg. has a brief report: "Mexico and Texas" which begins: "Advices...that on the 20th, gen. Urrea issued a violent proclamation against the Texians and Americans, grounded on the supposition that the United States government had acknowledged the independence of Texas & sent troops to its assistance...&q... See More  

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Last survivor of John Paul Jones' crew from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671411

December 31, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 31, 1842  The back page has an item: "The Last of The Crew of Paul Jones" which concern the death of Thomas Chase, the last survivor of the crew of John Paul Jones: "...when engaged with two British ships of War..." and noting his hearing was impaired: "...having been injured by the concussion by the guns...having exte... See More  

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Gallipolis, Ohio... The Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians...

Item #671376

September 21, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1816  Nearly a full page has: "Gallipolis, Ohio" which provides a brief but historic background of this community.

Two separate articles illustrate a great contrast on relationships between various Indian Tribes and the new settlers: "Chickasaw Notice" and "Huntsville, (M.T.)". The former is a letter from William ... See More  

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Detailed history on the troubles in the Mediterranean...

Item #671333

April 27, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 27, 1816  The first 4 pages are almost entirely taken up with: "Naval History - Account of the Operations of the American Squadron under Commodore Decatur, Against Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli", in their region where there had been on-going problems with piracy.

This is followed by 1 1/2 pages on: "The Mediterranean" being a det... See More  

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The Monroe Doctrine...

Item #671287

December 06, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec.  6, 1823 

* The complete Monroe Doctrine

* United States foreign policy

An inside page has the "President's Message" being James Monroe's annual address to Congress. Part of his message contains the historic language warning European powers not to get involved in any affairs in the western hemisphere. This direc
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Constitution for the new state of Alabama...

Item #671062

September 18, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819 

* New state of Alabama Constitution

Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution.

Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constituti... See More  

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Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #670985

September 24, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825 

* Jewish city creation

* Grand Island, New York

* Niagara River

One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and ... See More  

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Thomas Jefferson letter on creating the University of Virginia...

Item #669435

December 15, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 15, 1821 

* Thomas Jefferson on founding the University of Virginia

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the nice & lengthy letter under the heading: "University of Virginia", signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson, as Rector of the University of Virginia. It was this letter that sets out the founding of this institution by Jeff... See More  

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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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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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Jefferson City becomes the capital of Missouri... Benefits for Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #667253

February 23, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 23, 1822 

* Jefferson City, Missouri becomes capital

* American Revolutionary War veterans

Inside has a report headed: "Mexico" which begins: "The direct news from Mexico...is that the whole kingdom has declared independence & sworn to maintain it...A provisional government is in operation & in the latter part of the m... See More  

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

Item #667251

November 04, 1826

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

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 in the province at the promulgation of the decree should be free..." with more. This was when Texas was part of Mexico.

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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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Early Robert E. Lee...

Item #667249

July 11, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1829 

* Cadet Robert E. Lee

* West Point military academy

It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people long before they would become a household name.

Near the back is is a great example. Under a list headed: "Military Academy" area the: "...names of the five most distinguished cadets in each class..."... See More  

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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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Colonel Davy Crockett... Early Mormon item...

Item #667243

June 07, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 7, 1834

* Uncommon Davy Crockett report

There is much text on: "Reports on the U. States Bank" taking nearly 7 pages. Over half a column is taken up with: "Col. Crockett" which begins: "The following is a sketch of the remarks of col. Crockett, a member of the house of representatives of the United States from Tennessee, de... See More  

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Andrew Jackson introduces what would become the Indian Removal Act & the resulting 'Trail of Tears'...

Item #667235

December 12, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1829 

* President Andrew Jackson

* Indian Removal Act - "Trail of Tears"

Certainly the prime feature is the full printing of  the State of the Union Address given by President & signed by him in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson.

In it he announces his controversial plan concerning the Native Americans which would... See More  

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Napoleon's signature on the front page...

Item #667230

June 22, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 22, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very unusual front page item headed: "Napoleon--'his mark' " which includes a facsimile of his signature, with a bit of text (vertical) which begins: "The annexed is a very exact copy of the signature of the most extraordinary man now living..." with a bit more.... See More  

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"Don't give up the ship!"...

Item #667225

July 22, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 22, 1815  The entire front page and almost all of page 2 are taken up with: "Lawrence and the Chesapeake" which has much on the battle which cost Captain Lawrence his life.

Portions of the report include: "...Lawrence fell! and the remainder of the fight, if fight it can be called, was as disgraceful as the first eight minutes were b... See More  

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Much on the War of 1812...

Item #667222

August 20, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 20, 1814  The front page begins with: "Steam Boat Navigation" which takes nearly 3 pages. Inside has: "The Essex Frigate" which takes a page. "Canada Papers" takes over a page & has items relating to the War of 1812.

"Events of the War" take almost 9 pages with a great wealth of reporting on the War of 18... See More  

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Lengthy on the Indian war in the War of 1812...

Item #667215

November 28, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 28, 1812  Inside has; "Monroe's Treaty" with subhead: "Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America" which takes several pages with 4 signatures in type, including James Monroe, and dated Dec. 31, 1806.

Also within: "New Sicilian Constitution" "Revolutionar... See More  

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Events in Texas...

Item #667208

May 07, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 7, 1836  The ftpg. & pg. 2 have an article headed: "The Mexican Borders"  and includes a letter beginning: "The war in Texas...had induced the president of the United States to require a considerable augmentation of regular force to be concentrated upon this section of the national frontier..." with much more.

Page 2 has... See More  

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

Item #667090

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 page h... See More  

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Formation of the Mormon Church...

Item #667086

July 16, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1831

* Formation of the Mormon Church

* Historic issue

Page 17 has a fine and very early account of the formation of the Mormon church, headed: "Mormonism".

The bias against the Mormons is revealed in the report, which includes: "...certain knaves, pretending to have some holy writings hidden under a stone in Ontario c
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Death reports of Chief Hummingbird & Governor De Witt Clinton...

Item #667084

February 23, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 23, 1828 

* Death report of Choctaw Chief Hummingbird

* Death report of New York Governor DeWitt Clinton

* B & O Railroad expands to include Pittsburgh, PA

Page 7 has a report of the death of Choctaw Chief Hummingbird, also known as General Hummingbird: "Died, on the 23d December, at his residence near the Choctaw agency, general Hu... See More  

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Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #667077

September 24, 1825

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825 

* Jewish city creation

* Grand Island, New York

* Niagara River

One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge o... See More  

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The Jew Bill... Striving for equal rights for the Jews...

Item #667064

May 29, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1819 

* The Jew Bill - Jewish - Judaica

* Equal rights for Jews - voting

* Henry Marie Brackenridge speech

This notable issue contains the full text of the speech presented by  H.M. Brackenridge in the Maryland House of Delegates when the Jew Bill was under consideration.

The text of Brackenridge's speech is headed: "Religi... See More  

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