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686957

The Mormons' new home... Gold in California...

Item #686957

March 22, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1849  



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Two-thirds of a column on page 3 is taken up with: "The Mormons" which notes in part: "...Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the American continent...to follow after a new Jerusalem ... See More  

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686941

Discussing Taylor's inaugural address...

Item #686941

March 09, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 9, 1849 The first column of page 7 has the reviews of six newspapers on "The Inaugural Address" of President Taylor, with many diverse comments.

Also on page 7 is a lengthy: "List of Cadet Appointments for 1849" listed by state, and includes "John Hood" from Kentucky, who would become a famous Confederate general, ... See More  

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686940

Zachary Taylor's Cabinet members...

Item #686940

March 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 8, 1849  Dated just three days after Taylor's inauguration, it is not surprising that related content would be found in this issue.

Page 3 has an editorial headed: "The Inauguration Balls" as well as a list of the: "Appointments By the President" to the various Cabinet posts.

Page 2 has the full text of the very l... See More  

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686936

How to manage the land gained in the Mexican War... Taylor's inauguration...

Item #686936

March 01, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1849  Half of the front page, all of page 2 and much of page 3 are taken up with an interesting discussion in the Senate on: "The New Territories" which were gained in the treaty ending the war with Mexico, including New Mexico and California.

The back page has half a column giving the "Order of Procession" of: &quo... See More  

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686931

Terrific letter on getting to California... A balloon flight to California?

Item #686931

February 15, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 15, 1849  Page 3 has a wonderful and more than full column report headed: "Internal Route to California" which begins with a letter written by 3 men datelined at Independence, Mo., concerning the best route to California.

The majority of the article is taken up with a very lengthy & detailed: "Answer of Col. Gilpin"... See More  

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686930

A great letter on the decrepit state of California due to the rush for gold...

Item #686930

February 02, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1849



* California gold rush

* Hardships for 49ers




 Page 3 has: "For California" which reports of several ship heading to California. The back page has over half a column headed: "California--Gold Mines" which is a terrific letter relaying the situation in California at the time, at least that writer's tell... See More  

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686929

Letter from the gold fields: from a 'chap' to his 'chum'...

Item #686929

January 30, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 1849  The top of page 3 has: "One of The Boys In California" which has a prefacing note: "The following amusing epistle we find in the Toledo Blade. It is written by a young 'chap' formerly of that place, to one of his old chums. It is diverting, and not without interest."

This is a diary-like letter datelin... See More  

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686928

On the California gold... Kit Carson to lead an overland excursion...

Item #686928

January 29, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 1849  

The front page has nearly two columns taken up with a detailed article: "Gold Hunting In California, in the Sixteenth Century".

Page 7 has most of a column headed: "California Items" with a lengthy list of reports concerning ships heading for the gold fields, etc. One bit mentions: "The celebrated Kit Carson,... See More  

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686923

Gold, gold, gold...

Item #686923

January 22, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 1849  Page 4 has one & one-third columns taken up with reports concerning the gold situation in California. Under the heading: "Interesting--California Gold" are several letters from military officers, the first beginning: "The digging and washing for gold continue to increase on the Sacramento placer...". Anothe... See More  

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$86.00
686921

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown... "Claim for a Slave", votes "nay"...

Item #686921

January 20, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 1849  



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career

* Slavery related U.S. Congress vote "nay"




Page 3 has much reporting from the "House of Representatives" which includes 2 mentions of when Abraham Lincoln voted on two topics. On a debate headed "Claim For A Slave" his name appears under the &q... See More  

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686920

The California gold draws the attention of Congress...

Item #686920

January 13, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 1849  



* California gold rush - 49ers

* United States Congress - statehood ?




The front page has over a full column headed: "The Gold Region - A System of Government Proposed". With the recent gold discovery, Congress wanted to act quickly to make California a part of the Union.

The report begins: "In common with t... See More  

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686903

Lincoln when he was an unknown... Mormons & California...

Item #686903

January 08, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1849  Page 4 has reports from the House of Representatives and included within a list of those who voted "Yea" on the topic: "Private Claim For A Slave" is Abraham Lincoln.

This was Abraham Lincoln when he was serving just two years as a Representative from Illinois. In 1846 Lincoln ran for the United States House of Re
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686902

Terrific report on the gold in California...

Item #686902

January 06, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 1849  Over two columns on page 2 are taken up with an excellent and very detailed letter headed: "Diluvial Gold Deposits of California". It begins: "The excitement of the public mind, growing out of the discovery of native gold in the diluvial deposits of California, will, I trust, furnish an apology for the present communicatio... See More  

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$116.00
686901

California and gold...

Item #686901

January 05, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 5, 1849  The top of the back page has: "The Gold In California" which includes 3 items, two from the Phila. Mint of the U.S.

Pages 3 & 4 have: "Letter From the Department of State Concerning California" takes a full column & is signed in type: James Buchanan (Sec. of State at the time) with a focus on annexing Calif. ... See More  

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686572

Mormon attack... Brigham Young on the Indians & U.S. forces...

Item #686572

November 17, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 1857  This issue has multiple reports regarding the Mormon tensions of mid-late 1857. Page 2 begins with a full column article headed: "A Reply to Brigham Young" which kicks off with Young's detailed letter on how to handle the Indians, followed by the response of J.W. Denver, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Both letters d... See More  

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686571

On the cusp of a Mormon War... "inspired by blind religious fanaticism"...

Item #686571

November 10, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Utah War - resist government




Page 3 has: "A MORMON WAR", which includes in part: "Each fresh arrival of intelligence from Utah confirms the reports of preparations by the Mormons to resist the entrance of the United States troops into their Territory, and gives consistency to the opin... See More  

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$75.00
686185

Ten documents signed by the President, James Monroe...

Item #686185

May 09, 1820

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1820  The front page features 7 Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Monroe. And page 2 begins with another 3 documents by James Monroe as well. Great to have in this famous newspaper from the nation's capital.

Four pages, good condition.

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$29.00
685768

The end of the slave trade...

Item #685768

February 11, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 11, 1853  Page 3 has an article: "From The Coast of Africa - The Extinguishment of the Slave Trade" which notes in part: "...arrived in England from the coast of Africa. She reports that the slave trade is in effect extinguished...All the chiefs promised to give up the slave trade & were giving encouragement to the missio... See More  

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685766

Kentucky slave was given freedom...

Item #685766

February 03, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 3, 1853  Page 3 has an article: "Slave Decision In Kentucky" which begins: "The Court of Appeals of Kentucky in a late case gave freedom to a slave under the following circumstances:..." which they offers the details.

Four pages,  nice condition.

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685764

California gold mining news... Fort Yuma...

Item #685764

January 30, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 1853  



* California gold rush

* Yuma, Arizona earthquake




Page 3 has a full column taken up with: "The News From California" which focuses on gold mining. Subheads include: "Famine Nat The Mines" and details on: "Earthquake At Fort Yuma".

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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685762

On transporting slaves across borders... Hanged for murdering a slave...

Item #685762

January 18, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1853  Page 3 begins with an interesting letter from "A Country Lawyer" headed: "Right of Transit By Owners of Slaves". Also on page 3 is: "Execution" which notes in part: "L. A. J. Stubbs...South Carolina, (who was convicted of the murder of his slave...) was hanged in the Court House square at Bennett... See More  

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685735

Indiana to become the 19th state of the Union...

Item #685735

December 10, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1816 



* Indiana will become a state (eve)



Page 3 has reports of discussions from Congress, one report headed: "Indiana State" which includes: "...proceeded to the order of the day on the resolution recognizing the republicanism & conformity to constitution and law of the constitution of the new State of Indiana...and ... See More  

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685490

On the donation which created the Smithsonian Institution...

Item #685490

December 25, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1843  



* Smithsonian Institution

* Donations being taken

* Pre construction of building

* From Washington D.C.




The front page has: "Smithsonian Legacy--No. III" which takes over 1 1/2 columns.

This discusses the contribution of Englishman James Smithson to the United States to create an educational institution which ... See More  

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685489

On the donation which created the Smithsonian Institution...

Item #685489

December 22, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 22, 1843  The front page has: "Smithsonian Legacy--No. II".

This discusses the contribution of Englishman James Smithson to the United States to create an educational institution which would be the Smithsonian Institution.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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685472

Hunting buffalo in the West...

Item #685472

July 29, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1843  Not much is more iconic of the Wild West than a: "Buffalo Hunt", an article found on page 3. It notes in part: "...the success of the party which left our city in the spring for the purpose of hunting buffalo...went out 300 miles above Independence...The result of this hunt will undoubtedly give those who are fond o... See More  

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685468

Rare newspaper report on Francis Scott Key...

Item #685468

July 08, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1843  The top of page 3 has an article: "Francis Scott Key" concerning a speech he gave on St. Chrysostom.

It is rare to fine reports on Francis Scott Key beyond his penning the words to the Star Spangled Banner in 1814, and his death in 1843.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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685222

Perhaps the best newspaper to be had for Harrison's inauguration...

Item #685222

March 05, 1841

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1841  Perhaps the best newspaper to be had on the inauguration of William Henry Harrison as the nation's ninth President, this being the premier newspaper from the nation's capital. 

Most of page 2 is taken up with: "THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS of Gen. William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841, On entering Upon the Duties of th... See More  

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684923

A butchery of Mormons...

Item #684923

November 24, 1838

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 24, 1838  The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Butchery Of The Mormons"  which includes in part: "The account of a bloody butchery of thirty-two Mormons, on Splawn's creek, is full confirmed...Considerable plunder such as beds, hats, etc. was taken from the slaughtered...About the time of the surrender, several Mo... See More  

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684921

On the treaty ending the Mormon War...

Item #684921

November 28, 1838

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 1838  The top of page 3 has a one-third column report on the Mormons headed: "More On The Mormons - The Mormon War".

The report, and another within the article, include in part: "...A great many of the Mormons had made their escape from Caldwell county, leaving their families...giving the stipulations of the treaty made by him... See More  

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684920

On the treaty ending the Mormon War...

Item #684920

November 28, 1838

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 1838 



* 1838 Mormon War

* Missouri militia victory

* Latter Day Saint movement




The top of page 3 has a one-third column report on the Mormons headed: "More On The Mormons - The Mormon War".

The report, and another within the article, include in part: "...A great many of the Mormons had made their escape from Cald... See More  

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684917

Death of President James Monroe: third President to die on the 4th of July...

Item #684917

July 09, 1831

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 9, 1831  The front page begins with a report of the death of President James Monroe, the third President to die on the 4th of July.

The text begins: "The venerable ex-president JAMES MONROE closed his earthly career on the Anniversary of his Country's Independence. He breathed his last in the city of New York on Monday last, at half pas... See More  

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684817

Joseph Smith declares martial law in Nauvoo...

Item #684817

June 27, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 27, 1844 



* Nauvoo Legion - Illinois

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Joseph Smith - martial law




Page 3 has a brief yet notable item with a small heading: "Latest From the Mormons" and reporting: "...from Nauvoo we learn that Joe Smith had issued a proclamation declaring martial law. The greatest excitement prevailed in the neighbor... See More  

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684810

John Tyler's second marriage...

Item #684810

June 29, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 29, 1844  Page 3 has a brief & inconspicuous report announcing that: "The President of the United States, with the lady to whom he has just been united in marriage, returned to this city on Thursday evening."

An interesting curiosity: John Tyler, who served as President from 1841-1845, has a living grandson to this day. He had 8 ch... See More  

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$47.00
684805

Morse improves his telegraph...

Item #684805

August 27, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 1844



* Samuel Morse

* Telegraph invention




Page 3 has: "Improvements In the Electro Magnetic Telegraph" or what we simply know of as the telegraph. It begins: "Professor Morse, having successfully accomplished the great essential objects of his Telegraph, has lately been turning his attention to the simplification of some of t... See More  

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684802

Founding of Guttenberg, Iowa...

Item #684802

October 01, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Oct. 1, 1844 



* Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa founded



A page 3 article headed: "Prairie LaPorte" reports: "Two hundred or upwards of German families from Hamilton county, Ohio, have made a purchase of Prairie LaPorte, where they are now laying out a city. Prairie LaPorte is in Clayton County, Iowa, on the Mississippi. The site is sai... See More  

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684796

Trouble in Mormon country...

Item #684796

November 05, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 1844  The front page has: "The Mormons" which includes: "The St. Louis papers say that more trouble is brewing in the Mormon country...when Williams & Sharp (charged with the murder of the Smiths) went up to stand their trial. Two hundred Mormons appeared at Carthage...armed & disguised as Indians...much murder & blo... See More  

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684787

Death of John Murrell, the famous "land pirate"... Complaints of election fraud...

Item #684787

November 29, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., Nov. 29, 1844 



* John Murrell death - "land pirate"

* Mississippi River outlaw




A front page report about the "Death Of Murrell" says: "The Chattanooga Gazette of the 16th announces the death, at Pikeville, Tennessee, of the notorious John A. Morrell, whose name as 'land pirate' figured so frequently in the press... See More  

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684775

On arresting the murderers of Joseph Smith & his brother...

Item #684775

October 15, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 1844  The top of a page 3 column is headed: "From The Mormon Country" which reports on the murderers of Joseph Smith: "...Sharpe and Williams, who fled on his approach, were subsequently arrested. Seventy writs were issued against those concerned in the murder of the Smiths, but most of the accused fled to the Missouri si... See More  

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684770

On repealing the Mormon charter in Illinois...

Item #684770

December 28, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1844  Page 3 has a report with a small heading: "The Mormons" which reads more like an editorial than a news report, bits including: "The Illinois House...have referred a bill repealing the Mormon charters to the Judiciary...It ought never to have been granted in the monstrous form in which it was granted...the four nays ... See More  

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683999

John Tyler's second marriage...

Item #683999

June 28, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1844  Page 3 has a rather inconspicuous report under "Marriage", announcing that: "His Excellency JOHN TYLER, President of the United States, was married this morning to the beautiful Miss GARDNER, daughter of the late David Gardner, who was killed at the time of the explosion on board of the Princeton."

An interest... See More  

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683867

On the constitutionality of laws against slave trade...

Item #683867

December 28, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1858  Page 2 has an article taking fully 1 1/2 columns headed: "Constitutionality of the Laws Against the African Slave Trade". Keep in mind that the importation of slaves had been outlawed since 1808.

Page 3 has: "Liberia and the Slave Trade".

Four pages, light damp stain at the top, good condition. The folder siz... See More  

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683861

On the slave ship Echo…

Item #683861

December 09, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9 1858  Page 3 has: "The Slave Case In South Carolina" which is about the infamous slave ship Echo.

Four pages, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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683859

On the trial of the slave ship Haidee...

Item #683859

November 29, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 1858  Page 3 has an article: "Trial of Slavers" being the infamous slave ship Haidee. It mentions in part: "...She sailed thence to the African coast and there shipped 1,150 negroes. She lost 200 of these on her passage to Cuba. The slaves were landed at or near Cardenas..."with further details.

Four pages, nice con... See More  

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683828

Captured slave ship... Installation of a Jewish rabbi...

Item #683828

September 01, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 1858  Page 3 has: "The Slaver At Charleston" which begins: "A slave brig, called the Echo, arrived at this port yesterday..." and also notes: "...Lieut. Maffitt very kindly writes us that the Dolphin captured this vessel, which he terms an American slaver, after a long chase...off the north coast of Cu... See More  

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$59.00
683740

Slave advertisements from the nation's capital...

Item #683740

September 26, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., Sept. 26, 1816  This issue has not one but three runaway slave advertisements with two on page 3 and the other on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, foxing, good condition.

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683739

Slave advertisement from the nation's capital...

Item #683739

February 18, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., Feb. 18, 1817  This issue has a runaway slave advertisement on page 3 headed: "Forty Dollars Reward" with the particulars of: "...a black woman named Phillis, (formerly the property of the late Captain Richard Stonestreet)..." with much detail.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, some staining, good condition.

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683738

Slave advertisements from the nation's capital...

Item #683738

April 24, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., April 24, 1817  This issue has not one but three runaway slave advertisements, all on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, good condition.

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683736

Slave advertisements from the nation's capital...

Item #683736

May 01, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 1, 1817  This issue has not one but two runaway slave advertisements with one on page 3 and the other on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, some foxing, good condition.

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683706

W. H. Harrison nominated for the Presidency...

Item #683706

December 10, 1839

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1839 Page 3 has a column headed: "Nominations By the Whig National Convention" which reports: "The Convention of delegates...of the Whig party...for the purpose of recommending candidates for the Presidency & Vice Presidency...with a unanimous voice, resolutions nominating For President Of The United States WILLIAM HENRY HARRISO... See More  

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683704

The 'Peoria Party', early trail-blazers on the Oregon Trail...

Item #683704

November 23, 1839

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 23, 1839  The front page begins with a legal-focused report concerning: "The Case of the Amistad", made famous by the 1997 Stephen Spielberg movie of the same name.

But more intriguing is a front page article: "Emigration West" which reports on travelers heading west from 10 years before the California gold rush. Irt notes in... See More  

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