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August 13, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 13, 1814 The front page begins with a report continued from the Supplement of the previous issue. It is followed by a report concerning the Battle of Chippewa, then followed by: "Brigade Orders" dated at Chippawa, July 10, 1814 carrying over to pg. 2. Pg. 2 also has: "British Official Account of the Battle of Chippewa" which inc... See More
August 26, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 26, 1815 Page 2 is mostly taken up with: "War Events: Copy of a Letter from Captain Biddle to Commodore Decatur" dated on board the Hornet being his report on the work of the Hornet and the Peacock.
Another page has: "Of The Great Battles" beginning: "The following is given as Wellington's force previous to the attack ... See More
June 01, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 1, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is an article headed: "Laws of the United States. An Act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a constitution & state government & for the admission of such a state into the union..." which takes over a full pg. and is signed in type by H. Clay and the President, ... See More
April 05, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 5, 1817 The back page has a brief yet significant item on the founding of the city of Terre Haute, Indiana, headed: "The Wilderness" reading: "A new town, called Terre Haute, is laying out near Fort Harrison, Indiana. Lots therein were sold to the amount of 21,000 dollars in one day."
Content includes: "Soldiers' Boun... See More
November 14, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1818 The first 3 ages contains a very interesting article on the American Indians, titled; "The American Aborigines" and beginning: "This people is rapidly passing away. Treaty after treaty & cession after cession, curtains the extent of their domain. The wild animals of the forest, on which they mainly depended for food, ret... See More
November 21, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 21, 1818 Inside has 6 pages of detailed charts on the various imports into the United States. Further on is the: "Message" of the President to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Monroe. This address takes nearly 4 pages.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, in general very good condit... See More
July 13, 1822
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 13, 1822 The back page has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt, noting that six slaves were executed in Charleston.
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 plans were leaked and authorities at Charleston arrest... See More
October 16, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1830
* Much on Lafayette
* Treaty with the Winnebago Indians
* James Madison
The front page has an article: "Lafayette" which tells of his kindness to America. Inside has more with an article headed: "General Lafayette" which includes two letters each signed by him in type: Lafayette concerning troubles in France and... See More
April 09, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 9, 1831 The report headed: "Choctaw Treaty" is not the text of it but information concerning it including 3 letters each signed in type: Andrew Jackson. This report takes 1 1/2 pages. Also "Chesapeake & Ohio Canal" much text on: "Congressional Reports".
Complete in 24 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, very... See More
April 07, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, April 7, 1838 Inside has three pages taken up with: "THE CONSTITUTION of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Amended by the Convention of 1837-8". One of the more controversial items is that which specifies that African-Americans are not permitted to vote, noting here at the beginning of: "Article III, Sec. 1: In elect... See More
October 25, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 25, 1817 Inside has over 1 1/2 columns providing details of General Marquis de LaFayette's life of retirement. Another article: "Prisoners with the Indians" talks briefly about American citizens who were held prison by the Heron. Yet another discusses the origins of 'Trials by Jury".
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, scat... See More
October 04, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 4, 1817 Inside has what appears to be the entire text of the Constitution of the State of Indiana - taking multiple pages. Also included is a resolution for the construction of a monument to be placed in Paoli, Pennsylvania, in honor of those who died in the Paoli massacre at the hands of the British - with considerable details.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/... See More
June 11, 1842
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 11, 1842
The back page has an article headed: "The Creole Case", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history.
The Creole case was the result of an American slave revolt in November, 1841 on board the Creole, a ship involved in the United States slave trade. As 128 slaves gai... See More
July 23, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1836 Most of an inside page is taken up with reports headed: "Texas" which includes several letters, one beginning: "I am sorry to inform you of our situation. We are detained here for nothing but to keep you ignorant of the enemy's intention; they will soon be down on you in great numbers...".
Included also is a letter... See More
May 21, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 21, 1842
* Dorr Rebellion - Rhode Island arsenal attack
Pages 2, 3 & 4 contain a great deal on the Dorr Rebellion, including a lengthy "statement" to President John Tyler concerning the state of affairs in Rhode Island as a result of the Dorr Rebellion, with his response signed in type: John Tyler. Including as well are documen... See More
May 14, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1842
* Dorr Rebellion - Rhode Island arsenal attack
Page 5 has news headed: "Rhode Island" which is consumed for information on the Dorr Rebellion, including an address by the rival governor Thomas Dorr, prefaced with: "The revolutionary legislature passed an act for the registration of votes throughout the state; an act r... See More
May 07, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 7, 1842 Page 3 has a message from the governor of Rhode Island given at a special session of the legislature which relates to the on-going Dorr Rebellion in that state.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, great condition.
As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...De... See More
February 14, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 14, 1835 Inside has two items concerning the attempted assassination of President Andrew Jackson, with: "Case of Richard Lawrence", the assassin, followed by: "The Attempted Assassination" with has various particulars.
Elsewhere is a letter to the House of Representatives signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.
Sixteen pages, 6 by ... See More
December 24, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1831 Under the article "National Republican Convention" is the letter which Henry Clay had written to the chair. "...After the letter had been read, Mr. Livingston, of New York, rose, and after some pertinent and eloquent remarks, nominated Henry Clay, which was received with loud and reiterated plaudits...". The coverage on... See More
September 10, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 10, 1825
* Hebrew city to be established
* Grand Island, New York
* Jews - Jewish - Judaica
One of the brief articles on the back page reads in its entirety: "An Hebrew city, to be called Ararat is to be laid off on Grand Island, N.Y., on the 15th or 18th instant, with masonic and military ceremonies. It will be located to face the mo... See More
November 22, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 22, 1828 One of the front page reports has a small head: "The Election" which begins: "The most anxious & ardent, as well as the most rude & ruthless political contest that ever took place in the United States, is now decided in the election of a large majority of electors pledged to the support of gen. Andrew Jackson for the... See More
November 10, 1821
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 10, 1821 Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "General Jackson" which is his address to the citizens of Florida in which he announces the temporary organization of the government of Florida. This address takes over a full page and is signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson, Gov. of the Floridas.
Among the other reports in thi... See More
February 01, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1817 Content includes: "Indian Treaties" which includes the synopsis of 8 treaties with various tribes.
Also: "Contracts--War & Navy Departments" "Army of the United States" which includes a detailed chart of "Fortifications" "Corps" & more; The Case of Judge Bland"; much repor... See More
December 08, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 8, 1832 Nearly 5 1/2 pages are taken up with the: "President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to Congress, and the people.
This was an annual tradition begun by George Washington which continues to this day. The address recounts the major events of the year and gives some discussion to the futur... See More
November 13, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 13, 1813 Inside is much reporting under the heading: "Events of the War" some of which can be seen in the photos below, & including: "...It is certain that Tecumseh was killed in the action; his body was viewed by many of the British officers who all acknowledged it...". Included is a letter from Detroit signed in typ... See More
October 03, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 3, 1812 The entire front page is taken up with a printing of the "Articles of Confederation & Perpetual Union" which were approved by Congress in 1777 and ratified in 1781. The text carries over to take most of page 2 as well, where it concludes with the signature of the various members of Congress.
Other items include: "An Act to Prohibi... See More
January 07, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 7, 1815 Included are nearly 4 pages of: "American Prices" continued from an early report, being a very lengthy list of ships, with an introductory sentence: "These lists only included such enemy vessels as safely arrive in our ports, or are sunk or burnt, or otherwise 'satisfactorily' accounted for...".
A full page has ... See More
March 18, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 18, 1820 Taking over 3 pages is a continued report from the Secretary of the Treasury on the "National Currency". Also within is over a page on the: "Seizure of the Floridas", followed by: "The Slave Question". Nearly 4 pages of reports from "Congress" as well.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/4 inches, good c... See More
March 18, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 18, 1815 Inside has a letter from Henry Dearborn to a member of the Senate, followed by: "Navy of the United States" which is a letter from the Secretary of the Navy to a committee of congress, signed in type: B. W. Crowninshield. There is also a lengthy letter signed: James Monroe.
Further on are "War Events" which takes over... See More
September 10, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 10, 1825 One of the brief articles on the back page reads in its entirety: "An Hebrew city, to be called Ararat is to be laid off on Grand Island, N.Y., on the 15th or 18th instant, with masonic and military ceremonies. It will be located to face the mouth of the great canal." This was the project of newspaper publisher Mordecai Manuel N... See More
December 24, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1814 Included is much on the: "Proceedings of Congress" and nearly 4 pages on: "Events of the War" which includes reports from Ghent, where work is proceeding towards finding an end to the War of 1812. It also has: "Extract of a Letter from Major General Jackson to Governor Early" dated at Fort Mimms; a report head... See More
December 12, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1835
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
The prime content is the very lengthy annual state-of-the-union address of the President, taking eight pages and signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson. A very detailed review of the events of 1835.
Also within this issue is a letter signed in type: W. H. Harrison; a letter sig... See More
November 12, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 12, 1825 Near the back of the issue is an article headed: 'New York Canals" which takes over a full page, and begins: "As was expected, the first boat from lake Erie arrived at New York on the 4th inst. She was convoyed by a fleet of steam boats, gaily dressed & decorated..." with much more. The first boat was the "Senec... See More
April 14, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 14, 1832 Perhaps the most significant content is the full page report headed: "Treaty With The Creek Indians" which has the complete text of the Treaty of March 24, 1832 with all 14 articles followed by the signatures in type of Lewis Cass, William McGilvery, Benjamin Marshall and various Indian chiefs.
Also known as the Treaty of Cusse... See More
February 03, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 3, 1816 One of the more notable items is the reporting (pages 401-402) of the trial and execution of the beloved Frenchman Marshal Ney. Ney's execution was an example intended for Napoleon's other marshals and generals, many of whom were eventually exonerated by the Bourbon monarchy. Other news of the day is present throughou... See More
January 15, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1820
* Early report on exploring the Yellowstone
Certainly the best article in this issue is the lengthy report headed: "Expedition to the Yellow Stone" which has some great detail on this expedition, which is a very early report. The text takes over 3 pages and includes a half pg. chart headed: "Statement Showing the Movem... See More
September 10, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, September 10, 1831 Inside has a letter to General Lafayette signed in type: J. Fenimore Cooper, with LaFayette's response.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, some very lite scattered foxing.
As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics..... See More
August 06, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 6, 1831 Inside has: "Indian Disturbances", from Belleville, Illinois, regarding the onset of what was to eventually develop into the Black Hawk War. Several follow-up reports as well.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, nice condition.
As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated ... See More
June 15, 1833
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1833 has over half a page headed: "Slavery in the British West Indies" which reports on the: "...deputation in favor off the immediate emancipation of negro slavery within the British dominions..." which includes the full text on the 5 "Resolutions", signed in type by: Samuel Gurney as the chairman. The same ... See More
June 03, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1820
* USS Ohio launching - United States Navy
* African slave trade - slavers ships captured
The front page has: "The Infamous Trade" beginning: "Ten slave vessels had been captured by the U.S. ship Cyane..." with some details. Most of the issue is taken up with: ":Mr. Baldwin's Speech on the Tariff". Th... See More
May 01, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 1, 1819 Inside has a report headed: "Sale of African Slaves" which notes: "...the town of Milledgeville, will be exposed to public sale to the highest bidder between 30 and 40 prime African slaves...Indisputable titles will be made, and prompt payment required."
Page 5 has an interesting article: "The Belt Saw - The s... See More
March 16, 1833
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 16, 1833 Among the articles is: "The New Tariff Law" which is discussion of it taking 2 pages, with several reports, and includes: "...The great objects are to abolish the protective policy, and to reduce the revenue to the legitimate wants of the government. Both of these objects will be accomplished by this measure..." and al... See More
March 04, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 4, 1820 [with Supplement] "District of Maine" is a document taking over half a page relating to its admission into the Union, which was part of the Missouri Compromise. There is also much reporting from Congress, taking several pages.
Attached to this issue is the 8 page Supplement issue which is almost entirely taken up with the debate... See More
March 16, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 16, 1839 Within the issue is an article "Maine Boundary" which is the "Official papers on the Maine Border Subject' which is over three pages in length. This deals with the disputed territory between Maine and New Brunswick.
The front page features "Mr. Clay's Speech on Abolition Petitions" in which he made a co... See More
February 13, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 13, 1815 Inside has; "Law of Ohio - An Act for the Encouragement of Volunteers in the North-Western Army of the United States"; a lengthy piece headed: "Live the Constitution" and over two pages under the heading: "Events of the War".
Among the subheads is: "North-Western Army" which includes a letter from General ... See More
January 30, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 30, 1813 Inside has a full page chart; "A Statement of the Annual Expenditures of the United States"; an article: "Impressed Seamen" which contains 6 letters from James Madison, Jno. Rodgers & others; over two pages under the heading: "Events of the War" with various subheads including a letter signed in type by: Z. M. Pi... See More
January 16, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 16, 1813 Among the articles are: "Legislature of South Carolina - An Act to Prevent Dueling" "East Florida" "Mint Establishment", and nearly 3 pages under the heading: "Our Naval Victories".
Over 3 1/2 pages are headed: "Events of the War" with various subheads including: "Military"; a letter si... See More
January 09, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 9, 1813 Content includes: "Medal & Premiums" "Law Case--Clark, the Spy" "Military Supplies" which includes a lengthy chart; "American Seamen" "Treaty of Peace" with Sweden; "Distribution of Prize Money" split evenly between the govt. and the captors of vessels; and more.
Taking over 2 pages ... See More
June 18, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 18, 1814 Inside has over 5 pages of: "Events of the War" reporting on the on-going War of 1812. Included are reports & subheads: "Our Prospects"; letters form the "Creek Agency" and from "Milledgville"; "Military"; a letter from General Edmund Gaines from Sackett's Harbor; a half page letter... See More
March 26, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1814 Over half of the front page has a letter signed by John Armstrong (Secretary of War) beginning: "The time at which we have reason to expect an ascendancy on Lake Ontario has arrived.." in which he gives an update on events from his theater of the War of 1812. War reports carry over for several more pages & includes letters s... See More
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