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664048

Thought on building the Erie Canal, five years before construction began...

Item #664048

March 21, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 21 (1812)



* Early Erie Canal planning ?



Year was omitted in the masthead but documents inside are dated 1812.

Of interest is over half a page headed: "The Grand Canal" being the famous Erie Canal, with thoughts concerning its construction and its great value to the country, this being 5 years before construction would begin. One bit notes: &qu... See More  

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664047

Severe penalty for use of a bowie knife...

Item #664047

September 16, 1837

NILES'  NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington D.C., Sept. 16, 1837  On the third page under "Use Of Bowie Knives" is the text of an "act" passed by the legislature of Alabama. The first section of the act states that: "...if any person carrying any knife or weapon, known as Bowie knives...on a sudden recounter, shall cut or stab another with such knife, by reason of ... See More  

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663919

The Hartford Convention, and events at New Orleans....

Item #663919

January 21, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1815  The first 5 1/2 pages are taken up with continued reporting on the "New England Convention", also known as the Hartford Convention, at which grievances were discussed concerning the on-going War of 1812.

Also in this issue: "Major-General Proctor" and "Events of the War" which has some nice content concerning... See More  

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663849

The minting of Gold Half Eagles...

Item #663849

November 25, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 25, 1820 



* Gold Half Eagles - coins

* United States Mint




Featured is a nice report on the United States Mint going to mint half eagle coins in gold. See images for details.

Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.

Complete in 16 pages, 9 3/4 by 6 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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$37.00
663830

The Creole slave ship case discussed in Parliament...

Item #663830

March 19, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1842 



* Creole slavery slaves case

* Ship insurrection - revolt - mutiny




The front page has an article headed: "The Creole Captives", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history. This article is a report from Parliament in London discussing the slave ship situation.

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663776

Chart names all the general staff of the U.S. Army...

Item #663776

May 01, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 1, 1813  Inside has an interesting article: "City of Baltimore" concerning problems there as they relate to the War of 1812. Other articles: "Barbarism", a half page chart: "Army of the United States--Organization of the Army of the U. States" with an additional 1 1/2 pages naming the: "General Staff of the Army" and ... See More  

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663015

Battle of Bad Axe ends the Black Hawk War... Mordecai Manuel Noah...

Item #663015

September 01, 1832

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 1, 1832 



* Bad Axe Massacre

* Black Hawk War

* Mordecai Manuel Noah - Jewish




An inside page has: "Affairs With the Indians" takes over a full page and has much detail on what was known as the Battle of Bad Axe, or the Bad Axe Massacre. This was the final battle of the Black Hawk War, marking the end of the war between settlers a... See More  

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662915

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

Item #662915

November 26, 1831

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



* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Ararat, City of Refuge




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

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662794

An accounting of the U.S. naval force in 1815...

Item #662794

June 03, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1815 



* United States Navy

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Inside has an article: "Navy of the United States" which includes a half page chart of the ships of the United States, columns for "Rate" "Name of Vessels" "Commanders" "Stations, etc.". This is followed by a smaller chart with text headed: &q... 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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$62.00
660888

Death & funeral of President Harrison...

Item #660888

April 10, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1841  Wide black "mourning" rules on all columns on all 16 pages for the death of the President. Page 3 has the report headed: "National Affairs" "Death of the President of the U. States" with various particulars (see for portions). Additional details carry over to the following pages with: "Report of the Ph... See More  

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659580

Rothschild seed money for 1st Jewish Hospital in Jerusalem... Daguerreotype...

Item #659580

June 24, 1843

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1843  The back page has two interesting articles, one with historic relevance. Under the heading, "JEWISH HOSPITAL," is an article mentioning seed money being provided by Baron Rothschild for the establishment of a Jewish hospital in Jerusalem, under the condition that a school for both sexes be annexed to it. Approximately 10 years ... See More  

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659574

General Lafayette Departs from the U.S...

Item #659574

September 17, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, September 17, 1825  Featured in this issue is a nice report report on the departure of General Lafayette after his long visit in America. See images for details.

Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.

Complete in 16 pages, measures 9 3/4 by 6 1/4 inches, a bit of foxing, but ... See More  

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659569

Indian treaty with the Mennatarees... Thomas Jefferson's financial troubles...

Item #659569

February 18, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 18, 1826  The front page has an article which begins: "A treaty with the Belantse-etea, or Mennatarees, was concluded between gen. Atkinson and maj. O'Falon & many chiefs of this tribe at the Lower Mandan village...It provides for a friendly intercourse between the parties..." with more.

Also on the ftpg. is a report which rea... See More  

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659568

Indian Treaties Kanzas & Osages Tribes...

Item #659568

February 11, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1826  A feature of this issue is a report on two "Indian Treaties" with the Kanzas & Osages tribes. The ftpg. has a report concerning the Creek Indians.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, some light staining on the front page, otherwise in great condition.



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

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659555

Fur trading in the Northwest...

Item #659555

November 09, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 9, 1822  Featured is a nice report on fur trading in the Northwest. See images for details.

Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.

Complete in 16 pages, 9 3/4 by 6 1/4 inches, a bit of foxing, overall good condition.



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659554

War In Florida... Creek Indians... 1836...

Item #659554

March 05, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1836  Featured is a nice report on the war in Florida involving the Creek Nation. See images for details.

Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.

Complete in 16 pages, 9 3/4 by 6 1/4 inches, good condition (although an inside page has a piece missing from the lower right margin... See More  

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659553

Indians in Milledgeville, Georgia...

Item #659553

August 08, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 8, 1829  Featured in this issue is a nice report regarding Indian affairs in Milledgeville, Georgia. See images for details.

Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.

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



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659552

General Andrew Jackson visits Jackson, Tennessee...

Item #659552

October 22, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1825  Featured in this issue is a nice, early report regarding General Andrew Jackson's visit to Jackson, Tennessee.

Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.

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



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659548

Indians on the Red River in Arkansas...

Item #659548

October 28, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 28, 1820  Featured is a report regarding Indians living along the Red River in the State of Arkansas. See images for details. Other news from throughout the country along with political reporting is present as well.

Measures 9 1/2 by 6 inches, and is in good condition.



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

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659545

Lead & silver mines in New England...

Item #659545

August 15, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 15, 1829  This 16 page newspaper has interesting news of the day throughout. A lot of the news is political from different regions of America, however, the article which caught our eye was in regards to lead and silver mines in New England. See images for details.

Measures 6 1/2 by 10 inches, in overall nice condition, with a small amount of damp... 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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657925

Slave ships arrive at Galveston... A Proclamation by the President...

Item #657925

August 08, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 8, 1818  Page 6 has: "General Jackson's Campaign" which lists the number of: "...The Indians inhabiting the country lying between Georgia & the Mississippi river..." totaling 11,000 warriors. It notes: "This force, if embodied and hostile, would e serious enemy to the United States...".

The bkpg. has: "A P... See More  

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657692

Dorr guilty of treason?...

Item #657692

June 25, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 25, 1842  Page 3 ha a report which is a follow-up to the Dorr Rebellion, noting in part: "...his charge to the grand jury alluded to the recent events in that state & defined particularly what constitutes the crime of treason...all the indications are, that Gov. Dorr, (so called) means to meet what remains of his legislature at Chepachet.... See More  

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657688

Who is to pay for the Mormon War?

Item #657688

January 05, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 5, 1839  Page 2 has a report from the Missouri legislature which includes "...governor has made a statement of the expenses of the Mormon war...and suggests that the United States are liable for it. The governor's position is that the Mormon movement was an insurrection & that the national government is bound to suppress insurrections... See More  

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657686

War begins in Texas... Creating the Smithsonian Institution...

Item #657686

January 02, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836  The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Convention Assembled" followed by the 8 posts of the Bill of Rights, includi... See More  

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657648

More on the Dartmoor prison massacre...

Item #657648

June 24, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1815  Inside has nearly 8 pages taken up with: "War Events: Or Things Incidental to the Late War" which begins with some talk on the: "Dartmoor Prison" massacre, which begins: "The newspapers teem with details of the shocking massacre of our people in this depot, by the infamous Shortland...".

Other subheads under ... See More  

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657645

The Hornet & the Peacock and so much more...

Item #657645

April 03, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1813  Inside has: "Captain Isaac Hull" which is a great & detailed biography of him taking 2 1/2 pages. "Events of the War" takes nearly 6 pages with a wealth of information on the War of 1812, perhaps the most significant being: "Fifth Naval Victory" noting the battle between the Hornet and the Peacock, which inc... See More  

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657642

William H. Harrison on the Battle of Tippecanoe... Louisiana described...

Item #657642

December 07, 1811

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 7, 1811  Page 15 has an: "Extract of a Letter from Governor Harrison to the Secretary of War, dated Head-Quarters near the Prophet's town, No. 8th, 1811", a letter signed in type: Wm. Henry Harrison. The letter describes the battle of Tippecanoe beginning with: "...the dawn of yesterday terminated any action between the troops under my c... See More  

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657362

Obvious bias against the Mormons: a very early report...

Item #657362

June 01, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., June 1, 1831 



* Among the earliest of reports to be had

* re. "Book of Mormon" (bible)

* Latter Day Saints movement




The earliest Mormon report we've found in a popular newspaper title is the July 16, 1831 issue of "Niles Weekly Register" which we are currently offering for $370.

This issue pre-dates that report by 1 1/2 m... See More  

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657341

Slavery issues... Eskimo "Indians"...

Item #657341

December 30, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 30, 1820  Over half of the front page is taken up with an article: "Slave Population" which deals with the controversy of slavery in Missouri as it contemplates statehood, ultimately to be resolved by the Missouri Compromise.

Finishing out the ftpg. & carrying over to page 2 is: "Our Indians". Page 2 also has: "The Slav... See More  

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657338

Andrew Jackson... Nullication Proclamation...

Item #657338

December 15, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 15, 1832  The key and historically significant content within this issue is the entire text of President Andrew Jackson's Nullification Proclamation, starting on page 12, and ending with his signature, Andrew Jackson on the back page.

The Nullification Proclamation disputed a state's right to nullify a federal law, an issue in South Car... See More  

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657281

Declaration of war...

Item #657281

June 27, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 27, 1812 



* War of 1812 declaration by United States 

* James Madison proclamation

* Historic report




This issue has one of the best presentations on the declaration of war against Great Britain, beginning the War of 1812.

Most of the first column of the front page is a somewhat decorative "Proclamation" headed with an engraving of ... See More  

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656914

On the death of LaFayette...

Item #656914

June 28, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 28, 1834



* In memory of LaFayette : on LaFayette's death



The very top of the front page has an. item which includes: "...senate appointed a committee of 13 & the house of representatives a committee of 24 to consider & report what token of affection ought to be paid to the memory of Lafayette..." with just a bit more.

An inte... See More  

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656727

Dealing with the Mormon troubles in Missouri...

Item #656727

February 02, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 2, 1839 



* Missouri Mormon Troubles



Inside has an article headed: "The Mormon Affair" which includes: "...the senate passed on the 3rd upon the joint resolutions of the Mo. Legislature, 'The first resolution'...declares that it is inexpedient at this time to prosecute the investigation into the cause of th
... See More  

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656661

Ben Franklin on religion... Death of Tobias Lear...

Item #656661

October 26, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 26, 1816  Nearly 2 pages are taken up with: "A visit To Flanders - Or, the Field of Waterloo", with reflection upon the historic battle of Waterloo from the year prior where Napoleon was defeated. It begins: "There is a sort of madness in the British about the battle of Waterloo, as they call it, where they got the glory that the Prus... See More  

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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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656650

Coffee, slaves, coins produced at the Mint...

Item #656650

August 10, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 10, 1833  Among the articles within: "The Indian Character" "Emigration To Canada"; a full page on: "Product & Consumption of Coffee" and a detailed account from the: "Mint of the United States"  with charts of the number of each quotes produced, etc.; "Harbors on Lake Erie" and "Slaves... See More  

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656649

When Davy Crockett was an unknown...

Item #656649

December 31, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1831  It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people years before they would become a household name.  Inside has one such report: an inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--mention of Davy Crockett, less than five years before he would die at the Alamo. As a member of Congress, this report notes: "...The speaker laid before the ... See More  

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656259

Broadside front page celebrating America's naval successes...

Item #656259

March 27, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 27, 1813  The entire ftpg. is set like a broadside honoring the great "American Seamen, Who have Borne Columbia's Flag Triumphant..." with much more text, & lists of many of the famous including Hull, Decatur, Lawrence, etc. The many different type styles used on the front page makes this a very displayable issue (see).

There are o... See More  

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655962

First Jews elected in Maryland...

Item #655962

October 14, 1826

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 14, 1826 



* First Jews elected in Maryland

* Judaica - Jewish

* Andrew Jackson




One of the reports within has a small head: "The Jews" with the text including: "...that at the last election for members of our city council, two gentlemen of the Jewish persuasion were chosen by the suffrages of a large part of the citizens...Messrs. S. ... See More  

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655022

Details of several court martial cases...

Item #655022

July 09, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 9, 1814  The front page begins with an interesting editorial headed: "Hints to Patriots" and beginning: "Our enemy, disengaged from all other wars, prepared for instant action, with a power of arms, money & intrigue unparalleled experienced by 20 years battles in all the business of fight...seems about to gratify his long-continue... See More  

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654960

Capture of Pensacola, Florida... Five Declaration signers still living...

Item #654960

July 11, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818  The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations  of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.

Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More  

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654832

President Madison's Proclamation concerning this action against Spain...

Item #654832

September 16, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 16, 1815  The front page contains: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" concerning: "...sundry persons, citizens of the United States...especially within the state of Louisiana, are conspiring together to beg...the means for a military expedition...against the dominions of Spain, with which the United S... See More  

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654814

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

Item #654814

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 3/1/4 4 i... See More  

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654332

Much on naval affairs...

Item #654332

December 23, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 23, 1815  Content includes : "A Proclamation" signed by the President: James Madison, requiring: "...all persons who have unlawfully taken possession of...public lands...to remove therefrom..." followed by a: "Naval Report" and then: "The Navy" taking nearly 4 pages, and the: "Naval Affairs"  ta... See More  

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654331

Two treaties signed by the President...

Item #654331

December 30, 1815

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 30, 1815  Inside contains two treaties, the first: "Commercial Convention...To Regulate the Commerce Between the Territories of the U.S. and of  his Britannic Majesty" with the full text and  several signatures, including Madison and Monroe. Also a: "Treaty with Algiers" taking several pages and signed in type: James Madison... See More  

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654201

Mutiny of Slaves... Bowie knife used...

Item #654201

December 18, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 18, 1841  The back page of this issue features a quite lengthy report concerning the the "Mutiny Of Slaves" on the ship Creole, a rather infamous event in American history. In this report, it also states that the infamous Bowie knife was one of the instruments used in the killing of Mr. John Hewell, an owner of a portion of the slave... See More  

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$76.00
654199

Thomas Jefferson on African colonization...

Item #654199

April 19, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817  The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More  

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$33.00
654195

On the death of LaFayette...

Item #654195

July 05, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 5, 1834  Within this issue is a report headed: "In Memory of LaFayette" being a "General Order" concerning the death of LaFayette, signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.

Also in this issue is lengthy report from Congress taking several pages, as well as: "Mr. Taney & The President" "Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Com... See More  

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