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672152

Deciding how we change the United States flag...

Item #672152

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  

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671038

Electoral votes counted: Monroe the winner...

Item #671038

February 19, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Feb. 19, 1817  A page 2 report datelined "Washington, Feb. 13, 1817" reports: "According to the provisions of the Constitution, the votes given by the Electors...were yesterday counted...in the presence of the Senators and Representatives in Congress, and it was officially proclaimed by the President of the Senate; that JAMES MONROE is elected ... See More  

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670873

First of this title we have encountered...

Item #670873

March 14, 1817

NORTH STAR, Danville, Vermont, March 14, 1817  The first of this title we have encountered. The top of the front page has a: "One Cent Reward" ad for a 15 yr. old runaway. The back leaf is entirely taken up with a list of property taxes due.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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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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653255

Details on the Declaration of Independence, by an eye-witness...

Item #653255

June 28, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More  

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652947

Seeking a location in the Chesapeake for a naval depot...

Item #652947

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  

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651847

The American naval establishment...

Item #651847

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.



This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As... See More  

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647970

Captain Oliver Hazard Perry...

Item #647970

March 15, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 15, 1817  The issue begins with: "The State of Our Country". Other items include: "Legislature of Delaware - Governor's Address" signed: John Clark; "Legislature of Kentucky" "General Armstrong Privateer"; a lengthy list of: "Appointments & Promotions" by the President, taking over half a pa... See More  

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647615

Founding of Terre Haute, Indiana......

Item #647615

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." (see photos).

Content includes: "Sold... See More  

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647151

General Marquis de LaFayette in retirement...

Item #647151

October 25, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, October 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". Other news of the day is found... See More  

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647149

Constitution of the State of Indiana... Paoli monument...

Item #647149

October 04, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, October 4, 1817 Inside has what appears to be the entire text of the Constitution of the State of Indiana - taking multiple pages (see images). 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 det... See More  

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647109

Memoirs of John Carter, John Duckworth, & F.A.S. & Count de Choiseul-Gouffier...

Item #647109
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1817

Whereas the issue includes reports from the Americas, including one from Haiti mentioning the building of a college with recommendations by William Wilberforce, perhaps the most interesting material are the multi-page memoirs of sculpture/architect John Carter, F.A.S., Admiral John Duckworth & Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier. Also included are ... See More  

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640645

Deciding how we change the United States flag...

Item #640645

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  

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639901

Trio of issues on the inauguration of James Monroe, & more...

Item #639901

March 19, 1817

ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, a nice trio of consecutive  issues dated March 12, 15, and 19, 1817 on the inauguration of James  Monroe.



* James Monroe inauguration

* President of the United States




March 12 has on pg. 2: "The Inauguration" from Washington City, including: "Under the auspices of a delightful day, yesterday took place the interesting ceremony a... See More  

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638717

Treaties with seven Indian tribes... Judge Theodorick Bland...

Item #638717

February 01, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1817 Content includes: "Indian Treaties" which includes the synopsis of  8 treaties with various tribes (see for portions). Also: "Contracts--War & Navy Departments" "Army of the United States" which includes a detailed chart of "Fortifications" "Corps" & more (see); The Case of Judge... See More  

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637426

The President on his tour... Site for a Naval Depot...

Item #637426

June 11, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 11, 1817  Page 2 has a report stating: "We learn the President...has appointed Com. William Bainbridge, Capt. Samuel Evans, and Capt. Oliver H. Perry, Commissioners (under a resolution of the Senate) to examine and survey this harbour and bay and the eastern entrance into Long-Island Sound, with a view to the selection of a proper site for a Naval Depot, ... See More  

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636690

Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...

Item #636690

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 27, 1817  Certainly the best report in this issue is headed: "Of Galveston" which is about--among other items concerning Galveston,Texas--the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous charac... See More  

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633501

Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...

Item #633501

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 27, 1817  Certainly the best report in this issue is headed "Of Galveston" which is concerning, among other items about Galveston, Texas,  the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous ... See More  

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633140

Religious fanatics...

Item #633140

October 18, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1817  The front page has two articles concerning the religious "fanatics" including followers of Jemima Wilkinson, articles headed: "Modern Fanatics" and "More of the Vermont Pilgrims!!" (see photos).

Four pages, nice condition.

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632778

Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...

Item #632778

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 27, 1817  Certainly the best report  is headed: "Of Galveston" which is concerning, among other items about Galveston, Texas,  the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous characters who ha... See More  

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630009

Detailed description of the Missouri Territory...

Item #630009

June 14, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 14, 1817 



* Very early Missouri Territory



Page 2 has 1 12 column headed: "Missouri Territory--A Bid's-Eye View of the Missouri Territory" which is a very nice, detailed "travelogue" of the area, several years before statehood. Very fine reading.

Fours pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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627962

Napoleon writes his memoirs...

Item #627962

July 29, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1817  The top of the ftpg: "Napoleon Buonaparte" which begins: "The fact of Bonaparte being employed in writing 'Memoirs of his Own Life and Times'...".

Inside has: "The President's Tour" and "An Indian Treaty" with the Cherokees.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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625463

Monroe to take the oath of office...

Item #625463

March 08, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  March 8, 1817 



* President-elect James Monroe



Page 2 has an interesting letter from President-elect James Monroe informing the President of the Senate when he will take the oath of office. The letter reads, in part: "...I propose to take the oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President...before he enters on the execution of his office, o... See More  

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622032

Monroe wins the Presidential election...

Item #622032

February 19, 1817

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Feb. 19, 1817  The top of the front page as an announcing: "According to the provisions of the constitution the votes...for President and Vice President were yesterday counted...was officially proclaimed by the President of the Senate that JAMES MONROE is elected President...and DANIEL D. TOMPKINS is elected Vice President..." (see).

Four pages, never-trimmed ma... See More  

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621315

Monroe to take the oath of office...

Item #621315

March 08, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  March 8, 1817  Page 2 has an interesting letter from President-elect James Monroe informing the President of the Senate when he will take the oath of office. The letter reads, in part: "...I propose to take the oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President...before he enters on the execution of his office, on Tuesday the 4th inst. at 12 o'c... See More  

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600105

Baptists in America...

Item #600105

August 16, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 16, 1817  Inside has a full page on the life of: "Dupont De Nemours" who had recently died. He was also father of E. I. duPont De Nemours, who would begin a business dynasty in America. The back page has a chart listing the: "Baptists in the United States" by state (see). Also a chart of the: "Altitudes of Mountains" ... See More  

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600098

More slaves in Charleston than free whites...

Item #600098

June 21, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 21, 1817 



* Early Charleston SC South Carolina

* Population - census - slaves




The back page has a brief chart headed: "Charleston" noting the population of the various inhabitants of the city. It notes 5573 white males, 5656 while females, 434 colored free males, 766 colored free females, and 11,515 slaves (see photo).

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600096

President Monroe visits Baltimore...

Item #600096

June 07, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 7, 1817 



* President James Monroe



Half of the front page has: "A Naval Establishment". Inside includes: "Permanency of the American Union" and an: "Address" to the President from the mayor & city council of Baltimore, followed by the: "Answer of the President" to them, signed: James Monroe. This is c... See More  

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600093

Importations details... The Delaware Canal...

Item #600093

May 17, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 17, 1817  The front page has: "Robbery of the Mail". Inside has: "The War Tables - Land & Naval Battles in the Late War" "Delaware & Raritan Canal" which takes 4 pages; and much more, including 3 full pages of charts of the: "Aggregate of Importations" (see photos).

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 ... See More  

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600005

The Shakers...

Item #600005

March 29, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 29, 1817  Content includes: "law of the United States - An Act to Provide for the Redemption of  the Public Debt" signed in type: James Madison. Also: "Legislature of New York - An Act Concerning the Shakers" which is an uncommon item concerning this religious society (see hyperlink).

Also: "Relations with Russia"... See More  

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600004

Acts of Congress signed by President Madison...

Item #600004

March 22, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 22, 1817  Among the items in this issue are: "Laws of the United States - An Act More Effectually to Preserve the Neutral Relations of the United States" signed in type: James Madison, & another "An Act Concerning the Navigation of the United States" also signed by: James Madison. Also: "On Indian Affairs"... See More  

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587732

Changing the United States flag...

Item #587732

January 16, 1817

BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, Boston, Massachusetts, Jan. 16, 1817 



* United States flag changing



Page 2 has a brief yet very significant report on the creation of the United States flag, headed: "Star Spangled Banner" and including: "The flag of the United States is to be altered--The stripes are to be reduced permanently to their original number of thirteen; but the stars ... See More  

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583302

Rewards for deserters.... United States selling land...

Item #583302

May 06, 1817

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, May 6, 1817  This newspaper, which features an eagle in the masthead, carries reward notices on the front page for men who had deserted from the 6th U. S. Infantry. Also on the front page is an "act for the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen and marines who were lost in the United States' brig Epervier...". The backp... See More  

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549669

Capture of Amelia Island, Florida...

Item #549669

August 09, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 9, 1817  One of the reports in this issue is headed "Florida" and includes: "...says that M'Gregor has issued a quantity of script, made payable by the delivery of lands in Florida to the holders...Accounts from Amelia Island to the 20th ult. inform us that McGregor then remained there organizing & augmenting his forces &... See More  

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549564

Capture of Amelia Island, Florida...

Item #549564

August 09, 1817

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 9, 1817  One of the reports in this issue is headed "Florida" and includes: "...says that M'Gregor has issued a quantity of script, made payable by the delivery of lands in Florida to the holders...Accounts from Amelia Island to the 20th ult. inform us that McGregor then remained there organizing & augmenting his forces & in se... See More  

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548903
Item #548903

January 08, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, January 8, 1817



* Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

* Reverend Dr. Azel Backus




Among the page 2 "Deaths" is one that reads: "At his residence at Hamilton College, in New-York State, after a...severe attack of the fever, The Reverend Doctor Backus, President of that Institution....[he] was universally considered...one of the most em... See More  

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548509

James Monroe...

Item #548509

June 17, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., June 17, 1817  On page 2 under "The President's Tour" is a report from the Trenton American about the President's visit to Trenton. Also has a report from the Mercantile Advertiser in New-York about the President's arrival there. Includes an address from the mayor, and the President's reply, signed in type: James Monroe.



Other news of the ... See More  

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545779

Thomas Hart Benton kills opponent in a duel...

Item #545779

November 05, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 5, 1817



* Thomas Hart Benton in a duel

* Kills Charles Lucas

* Andrew Jackson




On page 2 under "Missouri" is a report from St. Louis dated "Sept. 29" that reads in full: "On Saturday last Charles Lucas, Esq. a lawyer, was honorably murdered in this place, by Col. Benton, another lawyer. The quarrel originated in a... See More  

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544325
Item #544325

June 11, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, June 11, 1817



* Long Island Navy depot sought



Page 2 has a report stating: "We learn the President...has appointed Com. William Bainbridge, Capt. Samuel Evans, and Capt. Oliver H. Perry, Commissioners (under a resolution of the Senate) to examine and survey this harbour and bay and the eastern entrance into Long-Island Sound, with a view to th... See More  

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538222

General Winfield Scott...

Item #538222

March 25, 1817

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, March 25, 1817.

 

* Marriage of General Winfield Scott



Among the Marriages on page 3 is one that says: "In Virginia, Gen. Winfield Scott, of the U.S. army, to Miss Maria D. Mayo". It seems he can win the fair as well as the field. 



Other news of the day with several advertisements. Bit of margin dirtiness on the front page, some lite... See More  

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219627

Timothy Dwight's Death, 1817...

Item #219627

January 14, 1817

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Jan. 14, 1817.

* Death of Timothy Dwight

* Yale University President (graduate of both Yale and Harvard)


Page 3 has a brief black-bordered report about the death of Timothy Dwight, the President of Yale-College. Other news of the day with advertisements, First leaf has an irregular one inch hole along the fold, very small hole in the second leaf, otherwise n
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213451

1817 Missouri Lawyer Murder....

Item #213451

November 07, 1817

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., Nov. 7, 1817.

 

* Thomas Hart Benton

* Missouri Lawyers

* Murder

* 1817 Original News



On pg. 2 under Missouri is a report from St. Louis, stating in part: Charles Lucas, Esq. a lawyer, was honoroubly murdered in that place, by Col. Benton, another lawyer. The quarrel originated in an electioneering canvas..., plus a few other details. Probably th
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213037

1817 Salem MA - Stolen $100 Notes....

Item #213037

April 15, 1817

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., April 15, 1817.

 

* $100 Notes Stolen

* Suspect Swallowed Them

* He Was Made To Cast Them Up
* 1817 Salem MA



A pg. 3 report from Philadelphia mentions that four persons were arrested on suspicion of stealing eight $100 notes. Says emetics were administered and one of the suspects ...cast up two notes...each one hundred dollars. Other news of the day inclu
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212931

Yale University...Timothy Dwight Death 1817...

Item #212931

January 21, 1817

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Jan. 21, 1817.

 

* Timothy Dwight Death

* 1817 Yale University

* Hartford Connecticut




Page 3 has a report announcing the death of Rev. Timothy Dwight, the President of Yale College, plus details about his funeral. Top and bottom of this report are black-bordered in recognition of his death. Other news of the day includes: "Spanish Patriots" "Latest
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207041

James Monroe returns to Washington...

Item #207041

September 26, 1817

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, Sept. 26, 1817 On the front page under "Presidents Return" are details about the reception for President Monroe upon his return to Washington, including the text of a "verbal salutation" from a military officer, plus an address from the mayor, and the Presidents reply, signed in type: James Monroe. In good, untrimmed condition.... See More  

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203742

Details on emigration to the United States......

Item #203742

August 02, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 2, 1817  Over half a page is taken up with: "Emigration - Account of Emigrants from Foreign Countries Arriving in the United States..." which includes a chart of the names of the ships, where from, where arrived at, and the number of passengers. Also: "President's Tour" which includes several addresses to him & his resp... See More  

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