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675948

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

Item #675948

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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674102

Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin...

Item #674102

May 23, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 



* Inventor Eli Whitney

* Cotton Gin invention




An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention... See More  

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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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672046

Santa Anna to be tried & shot... More from Texas...

Item #672046

August 06, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 6, 1836  The ftpg. has a short report concerning the "outrages" due to the rescue of two runaway slaves.

Other articles inside include: "Lynching Among the Indians" "The Creek War" with reports from Fort Mitchell, Alabama; "The Cherokees" "From Florida" "Mexico & the United States" &... See More  

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671915

Exploring the Yellowstone... Westward expansion...

Item #671915

January 15, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1820  Certainly the best 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 Movement of the Troops composing the Missouri & Mississippi Expedition in... See More  

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671914

Jews are expelled... Kentucky's Mammoth Cave...

Item #671914

August 24, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 24, 1816  One of the better items is a brief article headed: "Summary Notices of Events" which includes: "It is stated that the senate of the 'free city' of Lubec has ordered all the Jews settled there to leave it..." with a bit more, and ending with: "...They seem never to have a home."

Among the other reports... See More  

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671913

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #671913

September 24, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825  One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge of Israel, has issued a proclamation which for the ridiculous, may... See More  

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671912

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #671912

September 24, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825  One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge of Israel, has issued a proclamation which for the ridiculous, may... See More  

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671557

Jim Bowie draws national attention: the Sandbar fight...

Item #671557

November 17, 1827

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1827 



* James - Jim Bowie

* Texas folk hero

* The Sandbar fight

* Battle of the Alamo fame




A hero of the Battle of the Alamo some nine years later first drew national attention for his involvement in the Sandbar fight in Mississippi. The Sandbar Fight was a Sept. 19 brawl featuring Jim Bowie which first showcased his knife, which later ... See More  

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671464

First boat to traverse the new Erie Canal...

Item #671464

November 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 5, 1825 



* Early Erie Canal

* 1st boat - ship journey




Perhaps the most notable event reported is headed: "FROM BUFFALO" which tells of the first vessel--The Seneca Chief--to traverse the new Erie Canal. Although brief, the event was quite historic.

Other news found within include an early American execution, cannibalism, a mention ... See More  

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671439

Sam Houston & Jim Bowie...

Item #671439

March 19, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, March 19, 1836  The front page has a brief item noting: "The people of Texas are divided among themselves, and, it is said, that gen. Samuel Houston and col. James Bowie have been displaced from their commands in the army." Nice to have mention of both Houston & Bowie on the front page.

Another lengthier report on page 3 is headed: &qu... See More  

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671437

Texas...

Item #671437

January 04, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1834  Inside has an item on: "Texas" concerning S. T. Austin, delegated to represent the affairs of Texas at the city of Mexico, and noting: "...that it was expected Texas would soon be admitted into the union as one of the Mexican states..." with a bit more. Much reporting from Congress.

Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches,... See More  

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671436

Census to count slaves... Andrew Jackson...

Item #671436

April 17, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 17, 1830  Over 2 pages are taken up with: "Census of 1830" which is: "An act, to provide for taking the fifth census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States." & which includes the census schedule with a chart of the various categories to be counted including: "Slaves" and "Free Colored Person
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671432

President Andrew Jackson on the independence of Texas...

Item #671432

December 31, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1836 



* Texas Revolution - Independence

* President Andrew Jackson message




Pages 3 & 4 contain a message from the President to Congress headed: "United States And Texas" in which he reviews the situation in Texas and its independence. A few bits include: "...No steps have been taken by the executive towards the acknowle... See More  

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671418

New weapon is created... A stowaway slave case...

Item #671418

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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671333

Detailed history on the troubles in the Mediterranean...

Item #671333

April 27, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 27, 1816  The first 4 pages are almost entirely taken up with: "Naval History - Account of the Operations of the American Squadron under Commodore Decatur, Against Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli", in their region where there had been on-going problems with piracy.

This is followed by 1 1/2 pages on: "The Mediterranean" being a det... See More  

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671287

The Monroe Doctrine...

Item #671287

December 06, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec.  6, 1823 



* The complete Monroe Doctrine

* United States foreign policy




An inside page has the "President's Message" being James Monroe's annual address to Congress. Part of his message contains the historic language warning European powers not to get involved in any affairs in the western hemisphere. This direc
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671059

Constitution for the new state of Alabama...

Item #671059

September 18, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819 



* New state of Alabama Constitution



Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution.

Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constituti... See More  

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670984

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #670984

September 24, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825 



* Jewish city creation

* Grand Island, New York

* Niagara River




One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and ... See More  

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670788

The Maryland "Jew Bill" is finally passed...

Item #670788

March 19, 1825

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1825  The prime content in this issue is the page 2 report from "Maryland" noting three acts which have passed the legislature, the first & most significant being the Jew Bill, which for many years had been attempted before finally being approved in 1825. The text of the bill includes: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryl... See More  

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669435

Thomas Jefferson letter on creating the University of Virginia...

Item #669435

December 15, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 15, 1821 



* Thomas Jefferson on founding the University of Virginia



Perhaps the best item in this issue is the nice & lengthy letter under the heading: "University of Virginia", signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson, as Rector of the University of Virginia. It was this letter that sets out the founding of this insti... See More  

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667762

Commenting on the Maryland "Jew Bill"...

Item #667762

January 14, 1826

THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Jan. 14, 1826 



* Maryland Jew Bill becomes law



Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice, editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" which allowed--for the first time--Jews to hold public office in the state of Maryland.

The report reads in part: "The affairs of our state begin to... See More  

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667308

Deaths & funerals of Jefferson and Adams...

Item #667308

July 29, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1826  The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various reports on the ... See More  

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667262

The trade in slavery... Executed as pirates...

Item #667262

June 17, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 17, 1820  An inside page has a nearly two page article titled: "The Slave Trade" which has some fascinating details of the discovery of slave ships, some of the text including: "...I do further declare that the state in which these unfortunate creatures were found is shocking to every principle of humanity, seventeen men shackled toge... See More  

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667254

Formal admission of Missouri to the Union... Major Andre's bones...

Item #667254

August 18, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 18, 1821 



* Missouri admitted to the Union

* Major John Andre bones exhumed




Inside has: "Major Andre" concerning the removal of his bones to be shipped off to England.

Also in this issue: "Indian Trade", and an historic report headed: "Admission of Missouri" concerning it formally joining the Union, which happen... See More  

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667253

Jefferson City becomes the capital of Missouri... Benefits for Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #667253

February 23, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 23, 1822 



* Jefferson City, Missouri becomes capital

* American Revolutionary War veterans




Inside has a report headed: "Mexico" which begins: "The direct news from Mexico...is that the whole kingdom has declared independence & sworn to maintain it...A provisional government is in operation & in the latter part of the m... See More  

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667245

Rumor of freedom sets off a slave insurrection...

Item #667245

February 11, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1832 



* Slaves insurrection in Jamaica



Most of the issue is taken up with considerable reporting on: "Proceedings of the Senate - On the Nomination o Martin Van  Buren" as the American minister to Great Britain, which would be rejected by the Senate. But he would go on to become the 8th President of the U.S. Also within is a... See More  

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667243

Reports on the U.S. Bank... Colonel Davy Crockett...

Item #667243

June 07, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 7, 1834



* Uncommon Davy Crockett report



There is much text on: "Reports on the U. States Bank" taking nearly 7 pages. Over half a column is taken up with: "Col. Crockett" which begins: "The following is a sketch of the remarks of col. Crockett, a member of the house of representatives of the United States from Tennessee, de... See More  

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667234

Commenting on the Maryland "Jew Bill"...

Item #667234

January 14, 1826

THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Jan. 14, 1826  Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice, editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" which allowed--for the first time--Jews to hold public office in the state of Maryland.

The report reads in part: "The affairs of our state begin to have an improving appearance...for the... See More  

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667233

Mordecai Noah and his new Jewish homeland in the Niagara River... Horrors of the slave trade...

Item #667233

October 01, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 1, 1825  



* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River

* Atrocities of the Slave Trade




Page 5 has a nice half page article: "Ararat" which is about the plans for the famous Mordecai Manuel Noah, the first American-born Jew to attain national prominence to create a new homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in t... See More  

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667231

Battle of Amelia Island...

Item #667231

January 03, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 3, 1818  Inside has a lengthy article: "Galveston and Amelia - of Amelia" which has some fine reports on the Battle of Amelia Island, just off the coast of northern Florida/southern Georgia. One dispatch notes: "The patriotism of Amelia island appears to be confined to privateering and plundering. General Aury has the command."

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667225

"Don't give up the ship!"...

Item #667225

July 22, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 22, 1815  The entire front page and almost all of page 2 are taken up with: "Lawrence and the Chesapeake" which has much on the battle which cost Captain Lawrence his life.

Portions of the report include: "...Lawrence fell! and the remainder of the fight, if fight it can be called, was as disgraceful as the first eight minutes were b... See More  

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667217

The historic Embargo, which would lead to the War of 1812...

Item #667217

April 11, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 11, 1812  Over half a page is taken up with the full text of this historic: "Embargo Law" signed in type by the President: James Madison on April 4, 1814. It is titled: "An ACT Laying an Embargo on all the Ships and Vessels in the Ports and Harbours of the United States, for a Limited Time." Further inside are reports from the "Ho... See More  

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667207

Much on the desperate situation in Texas... The Fanning Massacre...

Item #667207

April 30, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 30, 1836 



* Goliad Massacre - James Fannin

* Post-Battle of Coleto prisoners

* Texas Revolution - Texian Army




An inside page contains an article headed simply: "Texas" which includes several reports on events there, including: "The southern papers bring further & disastrous advices from Texas. The contest, it will be seen... See More  

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667086

Formation of the Mormon Church...

Item #667086

July 16, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1831 Page 17 has a fine and very early account of the formation of the Mormon church, headed: "Mormonism".

The bias against the Mormons is revealed in the report, which includes: "...certain knaves, pretending to have some holy writings hidden under a stone in Ontario county...started a new religion! The leaders make bold pretensi
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667083

Early mention of Davy Crockett... J.Q. Adams' state-of-the-union address...

Item #667083

December 08, 1827

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 8, 1827 



* Very early Davy Crockett mention



Page 7 has an updated list of the members of the House and Senate, which includes of David Crockett with acknowledgment of him being a new member. This is the earliest mention of him in a nationally distributed newspaper we have seen to-date.

Also within are several pages containing the full text of... See More  

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667082

Torture of the Jews in Spain...

Item #667082

October 21, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 21, 1826  The back page includes  has a item concerning the burning of a Jewish man, with a small head: "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!" portions including: "...to sacrifice the unfortunate Hebrew. All the thieves, smugglers and assassins surrounded the 'pile' carrying the banners of the inquisition ... See More  

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666392

More on the Battle of Chippewa...

Item #666392

July 30, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 30, 1814 



* Battle of Chippewa - Ontario

* General Jacob Brown victory




Five pages of reports fall under the heading: "Events of the War" with subheads & reports including: "Hear the Enemy" "Call of Militia" "From Canada" "Hostages" "The Battle of Chippewa" "General Brown&quo... See More  

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666315

Constitution for the new state of Alabama...

Item #666315

September 18, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819  Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution.

Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constitution of the State of Alabama, Adopted Aug. 2... See More  

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666104

Treaty of Peace between Russia & Turkey...

Item #666104

November 21, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 21, 1829

Featured in this issue is the treaty of peace between Russia and Turkey.

News of the day from through both the United States and the world is found throughout.

Complete in 16 pages, slight foxing, overall nice condition. See images for details.

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666103

Indian land purchases...

Item #666103

December 09, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 9, 1820

Featured in this issue is a report on the United States purchasing land from various Indian Tribes.

News of the day from through both the United States and the world is also found throughout.

Complete in 16 pages, slight foxing, overall nice condition. See images for details.

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666100

Changing the American Flag in 1818...

Item #666100

January 24, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 24, 1818

Featured in this issue is report on the talks re: changing the American flag.

News of the day from through both the United States and the world is found throughout.

Complete in 16 pages and in overall nice condition. See images for details.

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666096

John Quincy Adams... State land purchases by the Federal governement...

Item #666096

February 25, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, February 25, 1826



Featured in this issue is a table showing the Federal Government paid to each state for the purchase land since 1776. Related text is included, one signed in block type" John Quincy Adams.

News of the day from through both the United States and the world is found throughout.

Complete in 16 pages, slight foxing, overall ni... See More  

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665679

An update on the situation in Texas...

Item #665679

June 10, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 10, 1837 



* Samuel Houston

* Post Texas Revolution




Page 4 has: "Late From Texas" begins: "We learn by a letter from our Texas correspondent that the army there is in a sad state of insubordination...". Another page has the lengthy: "Message of President Houston" in which he gives a state-of-the-union report of th... See More  

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665336

New York & Pennsylvania Canals...

Item #665336

December 28, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 28, 1833.  Featured in this issue is report on the Pennsylvania and New York canals. Additional articles include reports on an anti-slavery convention, banking, the Department of Navy, and more.

Sixteen pages, octavo-size, in nice condition.

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665306

Overthrow of Brazil... Ice Floods On Susquehanna River...

Item #665306

March 28, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 28, 1829  Featured in this issue is a report on the government overthrow in Brazil, with details from Buenos Ayres.

Additional articles are in regards to ice flooding on the Susquehanna River, a letter signed by John Quincy Adams (signed in block type), and a lengthy speech by Henry Clay regarding Panama.

Octavo size, 16 pages,  ne... See More  

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664935

Benedict Arnold's explanation... The War of 1812...

Item #664935

January 29, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 29, 1814  Included is an article headed "Benedict Arnold" which is a piece in a British magazine prefaced with: "The famous general Arnold who abandoned the rebel service & joined our army at New York, wrote the following address to the inhabitants of America...Oct. 7, 1780." and what follows is the nearly full page letter signed
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664915

President Andrew Jackson's state-of-the-union address...

Item #664915

December 11, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 11, 1830 



* President Andrew Jackson

* State of the Union Address




The prime feature would be the complete printing of the very lengthy: "President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President, a tradition which began with Washington and continues to this day. This very detailed & wordy address take... See More  

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664683

William Garrison... Davy Crockett... George Washington...

Item #664683

October 22, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1831 



* re. Anti-slavery publication "Liberator"

* Davy Crockett & George Washington




The bottom of the front page has a small article beginning: "I have received a copy of the 'Liberator', and come in for a share of the editor's reproof for having said that 'a sudden emancipation of the slaves, either by... See More  

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664438

Biography of Daniel Boone...

Item #664438

March 13, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 13, 1813 



* Daniel Boone - Kentucky pioneer



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... See More  

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