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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
January 21, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826 The prime article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Morecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River.
This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah.
Also within: "Slave Labor" which is brief, and over half a page on: "... See More
May 09, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1818
* United States Flag revision
The last two pages contain a rather inconspicuous yet very historic report from Congress, being a printing of: "An Act to Establish the flag of the United States" with the text including in part: "...the flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white, that ... See More
June 05, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 5 and 12 1824 This is a pair of issues which, between them, include a lengthy article headed: "Suppression of the Slave Trade--Convention For The Suppression of the African Slave Trade.
The June 5 issue has an introductory letter signed in type by the President: James Monroe, followed by the "slave trade" article which takes over 6 pages ... 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
September 08, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832 Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... 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
November 07, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1835 Inside has 2 1/2 pages of news under the heading: "Texas" concerning events from the beginning of their war for independence. The reports seem to reference the Battle of Gonzales (first battle of the Texas war for independence) but there is no direct mention of it.
Included are: "....It was confidently asserted at Vera Cruz ... See More
June 24, 1820
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1820 Page 2 has: "Colony of Free Blacks in Africa" which is: "...an asylum for such of our free blacks as are willing to return to the country of their ancestors..." taking about 3/4 of a column.
Also: "Piracies begins: "Three persons have just suffered death at Boston for piracy & murder...". Further on is a ... See More
October 22, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 22, 1836
Page 2 has under the heading "THANKSGIVING" a proclamation from the Governor of Massachusetts: "Governor Everett has appointed Thursday, the first of December next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise in the State of Massachusetts...," and principal part of the proclamation was included.
Also within is the multi-pa... See More
December 20, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 20, 1834 In reports from Congress is text noting Davy Crockett's comments, with: "Mr. Crockett submitted the following resolutions:..." and a bit further on: "Mr. Crockett said he feared gentlemen did not understand the nature of his resolution. It was a mere inquiry whether those rivers were of a national character or not...&quo... See More
August 17, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 17, 1816 One of the better articles in this issue is headed: "Description of the Province of Cohauilia, the New Kingdom of Leon, New Santander, and Texas" which is: "Collected from the memorial of Don M. B. de Arispe". The portion which describes Texas takes about a full page.
Also included is a full page article: "Constit... See More
December 05, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 5, 1812 This newspaper actually has much content concerning the War of 1812, but one of the more historic reports is that found on an inside page concerning the naval battle of the Wasp and Frolic. There are actually two such reports in this issue, both shown in the photos.
Other War of 1812 reports are found under the heading: "Events Of The War&qu... See More
January 11, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 11, 1817 The most notable report is the article headed: "Flag of the United States" which is a full column report on altering it, portions including: "...The original flag of the United States was composed of 13 stripes & 13 stars...On the 13th of Jan. 1794 after two new states had been admitted into the union, the national legis... 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
March 05, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825
* The passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill"
* John Quincy Adam's inaugural address
Without question the most notable content within this issue is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland", which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday last. The 'Jew bill', as it is called--or... 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
October 29, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 29, 1842
* Jews await the coming Messiah
The back page has a one paragraph item headed "Jews" which notes: "Several thousands of Polish & Russian Jews, at Berlin & elsewhere, have entered into an engagement to proceed on the first favorable opportunity to Jerusalem to await in prayer & fasting the coming of the Me... 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
February 19, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 19, 1814 This issue carries many reports under "Events of the War" which takes over 6 pages. Some subheads include: "Peace Prospects" "Peace & War" "Commodore Chauncey" "Sir James L. Yeo" "Lake Erie" "Military" "General Orders"; a letter from General Clairborne;... 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
August 12, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837
* Very early mention of Abraham Lincoln
* Early Mormon & Joseph Smith mention
An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a spec... See More
July 28, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 28, 1821
* Florida officially in United States possession
The front page has an historic report concerning Florida which begins: "Florida, at length, is in the peaceable possession of the United States, acquired by treaty. On the 10th inst. the flags were exchanged at St. Augustine, under salutes of artillery, in ample form..." with... See More
January 08, 1831
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 8, 1831 Among the many articles inside is a brief on headed: "Indian Rights" which cites a letter from Thomas Jefferson from 1791 beginning: "The Indians have a right to the occupation of their lands...".
Following it is: "Georgia And the Cherokees". There is also much reporting from Congress which includes two letters eac... See More
October 28, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 28, 1815 Among the articles are: "The Barbary Powers; or, More of My Lord Sheffield" "Bonaparte's Letter" "Naval Affairs" which takes over 3 pages & includes a chart of the: "Estimated Annual Expence of the U.S. Navy's Yard at Norfolk" by position; near the back are 3 1/2 pages of: "War Event... See More
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