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Texans are victorious at San Jacinto...

Item #680067

June 04, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 4, 1836 

* Battle of San Jacinto victory

* Capture of Santa Anna

* Texas Revolutuion

* War of Independence

An inside pg. has "Capture Of Santa Ana" which includes three letters from him with one that begins: "Having yesterday had an unfortunate encounter, I have resolved to remain a prisoner of war in the hands of the enemy..... See More  

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Hunt's American Enterprise Expedition, or the Astor Expedition...

Item #679875

June 26, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1813 

* Wilson Price Hunt - Astor expedition

Pages 1, 2 & a bit of page 3 are taken up with a fascinating article headed "American Enterprize" which is a detailed report on a journey from the Pacific Ocean to Missouri.

This notable event is commonly referred to as the Astor Expedition. An associate of John-Jacob Astor, Wilson Price... See More  

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Military career of Henry Dearborn... Early on wine...

Item #679685

May 16, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1812  Inside has nearly 2 pages taken up with a quite detailed biography of the military history of: "Major-General Henry Dearborn, Commander-in-Chief of the Northern Army" with a great on his career in the Revolutionary War. Also: "Cultivation of the Vine" takes over half a page concerning vineyards.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inche... See More  

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It triggered the great Financial Panic of 1837...

Item #679106

May 13, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 13, 1837 

* Panic of 1837

* Financial crisis

The front page has a notable report: "Suspension of Specie Payments" which would be the trigger which stated the Financial Panic of 1837. On May 10, 1837, banks in New York City suspended specie payments, meaning that they would no longer redeem commercial paper in specie at full face valu... See More  

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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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Interesting report from the Council of War... Need for the Erie Canal...

Item #678202

May 14, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1814 

* Early Erie Canal planning

The first 3 pages have a detailed report: "Internal Navigation - The Advantages of the Proposed Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson's River..." which would be the famed Erie Canal. It is signed in type by: Robert Fulton

Inside has almost 8 pages under the heading: "Events of the War&qu... See More  

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Capture of Pensacola Florida, during the Seminole War...

Item #677921

July 25, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818  The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.

Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.

Sixteen pa... See More  

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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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Diplomatic attempts to prevent war, but the printed presumption would prove true...

Item #677270

June 06, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1812  Inside has the beginning of what would become a continuing article on: 'Paul Jones", the famed John Paul Jones. Also several correspondences under: "Public Documents" signed in type by: J. Monroe to Augustus Foster and Jonathan Russell, British & American diplomats respectively, all relating to what would become the War of 1... See More  

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Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...

Item #675948

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 27, 1817  Certainly the best report in this issue is headed: "Of Galveston" which is about--among other items concerning Galveston,Texas--the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous charac... See More  

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Exploring the Northwest... African colony for free blacks...

Item #674763

October 14, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 14, 1820  The front page has: "African Colonization" about establishing a colony of free blacks from the United States at Sherbro, Africa.

Over half a page is taken up with: "Exploring Expedition--N.W." being a fine & detailed account of an exploration of 4,000 miles, traveling from Detroit: "...to Michillimackinac...to... See More  

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On removing the Cherokees to west of the Mississippi...

Item #673071

August 21, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1830 

* Southern Native Americans - Indians

* Removal to lands West of Mississippi River

Near the back is: "Removal of the Cherokees" which is a follow-up to the Indian Removal Act signed by the President 3 months prior. The lengthy letter from the "Department of War, Office of Indian Affairs" explains the benefits of ... See More  

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Smuggling, piracy, and the case of Tobias Watkins...

Item #673067

June 06, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1829   Among the many articles is the front page: "Smuggling" concerning tobacco being smuggled into England. Page 2 has: "Piracy" concerning the taking of a pirate ship off St. Barts & sent to Pensacola for adjudication.

Nearly 5 pages are taken up with the: "Case of Tobias Watkins", part of a a troubled relati... See More  

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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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James Monroe leads in the election... Navy seeks a depot in the Chesapeake...

Item #673062

February 15, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 15, 1817  Featured is a chart showing that James Monroe is in the lead for Presidency of the United States. Another report has much detail on: "Cleopatra's Barge".

Five pages are taken up with considerable detail on: "Naval Depot" "Report of the Secretary of the Navy...Information Relating to the Selection of a Site for... See More  

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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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Large chart of the land battles of the War of 1812...

Item #673057

May 04, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 4, 1816  Pages 2 and 3 are taken up with a very extensive chart of the: "LAND BATTLES" of the recently-ended War of 1812, columns headed "Place of Action" "When Fought" "Commander's Names" and more.

The top of page 4 has a chart: "A Comparative View of the Aggregate Loss of the American and British Ar... See More  

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Large chart of the land battles of the War of 1812...

Item #673048

May 04, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 4, 1816  Pages 2 and 3 are taken up with a very extensive chart of the: "LAND BATTLES" of the recently-ended War of 1812, columns headed "Place of Action" "When Fought" "Commander's Names" and more.

The top of page 4 has a chart: "A Comparative View of the Aggregate Loss of the American and British Ar... See More  

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The Nullification Crisis: Andrew Jackson's response...

Item #672198

January 19, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 19, 1833 

* Nullification Crisis w/ Andrew Jackson

On November 26, 1832, South  Carolina passed The Ordinance of Nullification which declared the Tariff of 1828 and 1832 null and void within its borders.

This issue contains President Andrew Jackson's message of January 16, 1833 in which he threatened to send in federal troops to enfo... See More  

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Inauguration & inaugural address of President Andrew Jackson...

Item #672197

March 09, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 9, 1833  Certainly the best content in this issue is the inside page account of: "The Inauguration" which is followed by the: "Inaugural Address Of The President Of the United States, Fourth of March, 1833" which takes over half a page This was the inauguration & inaugural address of Andrew Jackson.

Other items of interest ... See More  

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Early Robert E. Lee...

Item #672194

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..." and ... See More  

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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.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magaz... See More  

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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.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the mo... See More  

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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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Initiating the historic Maryland Jew Bill...

Item #672090

December 19, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 19, 1818 

* Maryland Jew Bill Initiated

Inside has a brief yet notable item with a small head: "Maryland Legislature" which includes in part: "...A committee was appointed to bring in a bill to extend the same civil privileges to persons professing the Jewish religion as are enjoyed by those of any other religious sect..."... 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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Proclamation by Andrew Jackson... Funeral of George IV...

Item #672081

October 09, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 9, 1830  Inside has the text of: "A Proclamation" concerning the opening of ports to British vessels, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. The bkpg. has a report on the funeral of King George IV of England including the order of procession.

Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, good condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this t... See More  

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The Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains... LaFayette...

Item #672075

October 05, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 5, 1822 

* Long's Expedition of 1820

* Great plains - Rocky Mountains

Inside has: "Expedition to the Rocky Mountains" prefaced with: "Extracts from the history of the expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains, in the year 1819 under command of major Long." The expedition of Major Stephen H. Long--the first scien... 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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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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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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