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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
June 09, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 9, 1832 Inside has over half a page headed: "Indian War" which includes a Proclamation from the Rock River, signed by: John Reynolds, noting: "It becomes my duty again to call on you for your services in the defense of your country. The state is not only invaded by the hostile Indians but many of our citizens have been slain in battl... See More
July 18, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1818 Of importance is the multi-page printing of former President James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle.
The Wiley Online Library, in regards to this lengthy address, states the following: "James Madison's 1818 Address to the Albemarle Agricultural Society offers new insight into the diverse historiogra... See More
April 10, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1813 Page 3 has; "Massacre of the Prisoners" which relates to the War of 1812 & more specifically the Battle of Raisin River, taking nearly 3 pages. Also: "Indian Talk" and "Cherokee Indians" which is a lengthy letter signed by two chiefs with their "X" and: "War of the Allies", the latter r... See More
April 17, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 17, 1813 Near the back are over 5 pages of: "Events of the War" with reports from the various theaters of the War of 1812. Some subheads include: "The Chesapeake Frigate" "Dreadful Explosion" "Blockade of the Delaware" "Blockade of the Chesapeake" "Landing of the Enemy".
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1... See More
October 08, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1831 The back page has most of a column headed: "American Slaves In The Bahamas" which is a report concerning a slave ship which wrecked on one of the Bahama Islands and the slaves--bound from an Atlantic port to New Orleans--taken into the Bahamas.
Also near the back is: "Cherokee Gold Mines" in Georgia.
Complete in 24 pages, 6 ... See More
February 28, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 28, 1829 Content includes: "The Morris Canal" beginning at Easton, Pa. & terminating at Jersey City, New Jersey, with details. Also: "Slaves Released" being a brief item concerning a Brazilian slave ship with 475 slaves, and also: "The Exploring Expedition" concerning exploring the Pacific Ocean and the South seas,... See More
April 18, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 18, 1829 Pages 1 & 2 has an article: "Decrease of Slaves in South Carolina" which is attributed to the tariff of 1824. Much detail.
Page 5 has: "Petroleum" which concerns the discovery of oil in Kentucky. Another page has a letter signed in type: George Washington & datelined at Mt. Vernon, Sept. 25, 1798, sent t... See More
June 21, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 21, 1834
* General LaFayette death
* Jewish Synagogue
An inside page 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 pas... See More
October 19, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 19, 1816 The issue begins with over 2 pages being a dateline of the major battle of the Napoleonic War in Europe & the efforts of Napoleon, near the end of which is an entry: "1815 - Waterloo or Mount St. Jean--Bonaparte, after a most destructive battle,...against the allies under Wellington & Blucher, is defeated and totally rou... See More
February 20, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 20, 1830 Page 5 has a number of brief yet interesting items, including: "Key West - Com. Porter has written a letter saying that 'the harbor of Key West, is...the best harbor in the United States..." with more. Also: "Mobile has become a place of much business...has a fine inland trade by steam boats...".
"Pirates"... See More
July 13, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 13, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, signed in type by him: Thomas Jeff... See More
May 03, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 3, 1834 An inside page has a fascinating item extolling the oratory abilities of Colonel Davy Crockett in Congress, reading in part: "...And so the debate run on, as water runs down a hill, or the fountain flows in front of the capitol--but there was not much in it--till col. Crockett arose. Now every pen was dropped--every head was aroused--ev... See More
April 17, 1819
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 17, 1819 Among the articles are: "Privateering--and Piracy" "Banking Scraps" "Western Banks" "Jackson--Clinton and Scott" includes a letter signed by: Winfield Scott.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 10 inches, in very good condition.
As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circul... See More
June 10, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 10, 1815 The issue begins mid-sentence with: "Gen. Jackson's "Trial" taking over 4 pages. There are 3 pages of "Health Statistics" with state-by-state charts breaking down the population by sex, and age. There are nearly 2 pages of "War Events: Or Things Incidental to the Late War" which includes a su... See More
May 25, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 25, 1839
* re. Mutiny on the Bounty
* Captain William Bligh
* Pitcairn Islands - Pacific Ocean
Inside has an article: "Pitcairn's Island" which is a accounting of what happened since the Bounty mutineers had settled on the island. It begins: "The history of this little island--a tree enbosomed spot in the Pacific--is an ... See More
June 15, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1839
* African slave trade capture
The bkpg. has a report: "Slaves Captured" which notes in part: "...British sloop of war Buzzard...captured by her on the coast of Africa on suspicion of having been concerned in the slave trade, have arrived at New York...vessels...are both American built & the officers were all Amer... See More
April 03, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1841 Page 2 has an ominous report: "President Harrison...was taken ill on Saturday evening last of la severe pneumonia, which, for several days assumed such character as to create the most serious apprehensions..." and a bit more.
He would die of this affliction on April 4, holding the presidency for just one month.
Another page h... See More
November 12, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 12, 1814 Includes a half page letter from Capt. Warrington to the Sec. of the Navy concerning the recent: "Cruise of the Peacock". Also within: "...Letter from A. Sinclair, Commanding the U.S Naval Force on the Upper Lakes to the Sec. of the Navy" which reports on the: "...mortifying...report...of the vessels left in the up... See More
December 21, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 21, 1816 Inside has over two pages taken up with: "A PLAN, For Classing and Arming of the Militia, and for Calling them Forth to Execute the Laws of the Union, Suppress Insurrections, and Repel Invasions, and to Repeal the Laws Heretofore passed for those Purposes." Considerable detail.
Nearly half a column is: "A BILL For the... See More
February 22, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 22, 1817 The first two pages are taken up with a lengthy report signed in type by: D. Porter, being: "...the communication made by captain David Porter, commissioner of the navy in relation to the site for a naval depot & the best means to be adopted for the defence of the Chesapeake bay." The report begins: "Hampton Roads, it is... See More
November 08, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 8, 1828 Page 4 has a very detailed article on the completion of the carved artwork of Luigi Persico, the artist who created the "Genius of America" pediment which fronts the Capitol building in Washington.
It was work in progress from 1825 - 1828 and this report describes the work, beginning: "The scaffolding and shed which hav... See More
October 19, 1811
(2 issue set) NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 19 & 26, 1811 This two issue set, under the heading "A Manifesto," has nearly 10 pages dedicated to the Manifesto of Caracas, and related details.
The coverage begins: "By the confederation of Venezuela, in South America, of the reason which influenced them in the formation of an ABSOLUTE INDEPENDENCE of Spain, and... See More
March 13, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 13, 1813 Being from the midst of the War of 1812 it is not surprise that much of the content within these pages related to the war, with some nice battle (land and naval) reports.
But the key content in this issue is found in the "Supplementary" issue which accompanies it, containing on pages 1 thru 4 an: "Interesting Biography" &quo... See More
September 07, 1833
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1833 An inside page has an article with small heading: "Col. Crockett" which begins: "A great deal has been said in the newspapers concerning col. Crockett, who has been again elected a member of congress from Tennessee. It was the misfortune of the colonel to have received no school education in his youth, and since to have ha... See More
May 31, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 31, 1817 The front page has: "A Naval Establishment" which also takes most of page 2. Also inside are: "The Southern Indians" and much more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, nice condition.
As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted pr... See More
January 06, 1816
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 6, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very nice full page chart headed: "NAVAL BATTLES" which lists the various naval actions of the War of 1812, with columns headed "Action Between" "When" "Where fought" "Commander's Name" and several more (see). This chart includes a great wealth of c... See More
February 01, 1812
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812
* Carthagena's independence
* Rare mention of The Inquisition
* Report from Caracas re: their independence
Page 7 has under the heading "South America" mention of the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOV... See More
September 21, 1822
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1822 Starting on page 37 and continuing to the top of page 39 is "The Shakers" which is a lengthy article providing at least one early 19th century perception of the beliefs and customs of the Shakers.
Of note is their belief that there is to be no resurrection of the body upon death. The specific group of Shakers being describ... See More
June 12, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 12, 1819 Much on "Banks and Banking" and over 4 pages on: "Regulation of Coins - Important Report".
The back page has a small item: "Piracies, frequently accompanied by murder, are frequent in the West India seas--and patriots also deal in slaves. We are disgusted with the abuses of the South American flags."
Sixteen... See More
January 12, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 12, 1839 Included are 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Occupation Of Florida" which is introduced with: "A bill to provide for the armed occupation and settlement of that part of Florida which is now overrun and infested by marauding bands of hostile Indians." with all six Sections.
Much more reporting from the federal governmen... See More
May 27, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 27, 1820 The back page has a note concerning "Missouri" that: "...the great question, whether the further introduction of slaves shall be prohibited or not, by the constitution now about to be formed, most seriously occupies the public attention. The result appears to be doubtful." and a report headed: 'Pirates" which ha... See More
March 14, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 14, 1818 The back page has a short but historic item: "A great man has fallen--Gen. George Rogers Clark died at Locusts Grove, in Kentucky...in the 66th year of his age. He was considered as the father of the western country...".
Much other news of the day including a great deal on politics. Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, ... See More
April 20, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 20, 1816 This issue contains "Battle of the Beaver Dams" report which is almost two pages in length and also contains a full page map diagram.
The article begins with a report from Colonel Boerstler to the people of the United States and includes a Report and Opinion from the court. This is referencing "... On my return I dee... See More
August 01, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1829 The top of the ftpg. has a small bit about Martin Van Buren, Secretary of State at the time, being granted an honorary doctorate of law degree from Rutgers' College.
Inside has an article: "Slavery In Colombia" as well as: "Georgia And The Cherokees" being a letter from the brother of a chief and his anger at their ... See More
June 27, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 27, 1829
* Article re: the Cherokee Nation
* Chart on the exporting of American tobacco to foreign countries
Much of the news in this newspaper is government related. Featured in this issue is a report, along with a chart, of the exportation of American tobacco to various countries. Also a report on the Cherokee Nation.
Sixteen pages, 6 by... See More
March 04, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 4, 1815 The issue begins with a great editorial concerning the end of the War of 1812, beginning: "The last six months is the proudest period in the history of the republic. The review presents us with a galaxy of glorious war deeds, terminating in an honorable peace, happily signed in the very arms of victory..." with much more, taking ... See More
Napoleon escapes from Elba & returns to lead France... British account of the Battle of New Orleans...
May 13, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 13, 1815 Beginning at the bottom of the front page & taking all of pages 2, 3 & 4 are the British reports of the Battle of New Orleans and the after-effects, including two lengthy letters each signed by John Lambert, one of the British generals. Included at the end is more than half of page of the: "Names of officers killed, wounded &am... See More
April 14, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 14, 1821 Over two pages are taken up with a lengthy & detailed report headed: "Navy of the United States" with discussion on costs of operations, etc. The report is signed in type by: John Rodgers. Nearly 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Slave Trade" which has much discussion on this controversial subject.
Complete in ... See More
February 25, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 25, 1832 Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Jamaica" with the report beginning: "We have awful details of the late proceedings of the slaves in this island One hundred and fifty estates had been laid waste by fire...More than two thousand slaves had been killed or executed--hung up by scores, and without much... See More
February 05, 1814
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 5, 1814 Among the "Laws of the United States" is: "An Act making further provision for filling the ranks of the regular army, encouraging enlistments..." signed in type: James Madison.
There are 5 pages taken up with: "Events of the War" concerning news from the War of 1812. Included are subheads & reports: "C... See More
December 09, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1815
* President James Madison
* State of the Union Address
The notable content is the full text of the President's annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Madison. He reviews all that happened in 1815 with much on the details of the end of the War of 1812.
Several state statistical charts including one for North Caro... See More
November 30, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1816 Pages 7 & 8 contain the inaugural address of Governor Jennings, the first governor of Indiana, given just a month prior to Indiana becoming the 19th state of the Union. Not surprisingly much of his speech focuses on the work in gaining statehood.
Also inside is great detail on the: "Trial of General Gaines" court marti... See More
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