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679106

It triggered the great Financial Panic of 1837...

Item #679106

May 13, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 13, 1837 



* Panic of 1837

* Financial crisis




The front page has a notable report: "Suspension of Specie Payments" which would be the trigger which stated the Financial Panic of 1837. On May 10, 1837, banks in New York City suspended specie payments, meaning that they would no longer redeem commercial paper in specie at full face valu... See More  

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678715

Missouri Compromise... Mordecai Noah & his Jewish refuge island...

Item #678715

March 11, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1820 



* Missouri Compromise

* Maine and Missouri become states


* Mordecai Manuel Noah... Grand Island... Jewish settlement



The top of the front page has an article which announces the approval of the Missouri Compromise: "The bills for the admission of Maine and Missouri into the union have been respectively signed by the president... See More  

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678202

Interesting report from the Council of War... Need for the Erie Canal...

Item #678202

May 14, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1814 



* Early Erie Canal planning



The first 3 pages have a detailed report: "Internal Navigation - The Advantages of the Proposed Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson's River..." which would be the famed Erie Canal. It is signed in type by: Robert Fulton

Inside has almost 8 pages under the heading: "Events of the War&qu... See More  

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677921

Capture of Pensacola Florida, during the Seminole War...

Item #677921

July 25, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818  The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.

Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.

Sixteen pa... See More  

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676379

Report of war events near Mobile...

Item #676379

April 08, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 8, 1815  The front page report picks up where the last issue ended, a continuation of a lengthy report headed "American Expose". Near the back are: "War Events" which includes a letter from an officer in Mobile dated Feb. 27, 1815, beginning: "We arrived here on the 18th inst. and were momently expecting an attack from the ... See More  

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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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673074

President James Monroe dies on the 4th of July...

Item #673074

July 23, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1831  An inside pg. has: "Death Of James Monroe--Fifth President of the United States" and still in the heading is printed: "At the house of his son-in law, Samuel L. Gouverneur, esq. New York at half past 3 o'clock P.M. July 4, 1831."

What follows is a lengthy "Bibliographical Sketch" of him which is then foll... See More  

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673067

Smuggling, piracy, and the case of Tobias Watkins...

Item #673067

June 06, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1829   Among the many articles is the front page: "Smuggling" concerning tobacco being smuggled into England. Page 2 has: "Piracy" concerning the taking of a pirate ship off St. Barts & sent to Pensacola for adjudication.

Nearly 5 pages are taken up with the: "Case of Tobias Watkins", part of a a troubled relati... See More  

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673057

Large chart of the land battles of the War of 1812...

Item #673057

May 04, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 4, 1816  Pages 2 and 3 are taken up with a very extensive chart of the: "LAND BATTLES" of the recently-ended War of 1812, columns headed "Place of Action" "When Fought" "Commander's Names" and more.

The top of page 4 has a chart: "A Comparative View of the Aggregate Loss of the American and British Ar... See More  

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673048

Large chart of the land battles of the War of 1812...

Item #673048

May 04, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 4, 1816  Pages 2 and 3 are taken up with a very extensive chart of the: "LAND BATTLES" of the recently-ended War of 1812, columns headed "Place of Action" "When Fought" "Commander's Names" and more.

The top of page 4 has a chart: "A Comparative View of the Aggregate Loss of the American and British Ar... See More  

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672955

Samuel Morse and his telegraph invention...

Item #672955

December 24, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1842 



* Samuel Morse

* Telegraph invented




The bottom of the back page has a report headed: "Electro Magnetic Telegraph" which includes: "...states that S. F. B. Morse, of New York, is now exhibiting to committees appointed by congress to examine the subject, his invention by which two persons, however distant, may convers... See More  

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672198

The Nullification Crisis: Andrew Jackson's response...

Item #672198

January 19, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 19, 1833 



* Nullification Crisis w/ Andrew Jackson



On November 26, 1832, South  Carolina passed The Ordinance of Nullification which declared the Tariff of 1828 and 1832 null and void within its borders.

This issue contains President Andrew Jackson's message of January 16, 1833 in which he threatened to send in federal troops to enfo... 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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672063

War reports on Baltimore & Washington...

Item #672063

October 06, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 6, 1814  The very top of the front page has an editor's note explaining the troubles with printing a newspaper in a war zone, as the Battle of Baltimore was just 3 weeks prior.

Also on the ftpg. "Destruction of the Navy Yard" at Washington. Pages 2 & 3 contain: "Enemy in the Chesapeake" which is a great report on... 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 



* Texas War for Independence

* Santa Anna to be tried & shot

* Creek War - Cherokees - Indians




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 Mitchel... 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



* Jews are expelled from Lubec

* Mammoth Caves of Kentucky described




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: &... See More  

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671709

Texas, Mexico & Santa Anna...

Item #671709

March 26, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1842 



* Texas and Mexico



Beginning on the front page and carrying over to pages 2 and 3 is an article headed: "Texas And Mexico". This concerns the trouble between the two and notes the Mexican perspective near the beginning: "...already by alternate threats & promises they attempt to drive us Mexicans to a renunciati... 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 



* Jim Bowie & Samuel Houston

* Tampico expedition




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 ... See More  

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671437

Texas...

Item #671437

January 04, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1834 



* Stephen F. Austin

* Texas statehood ?




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 C... 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 



* United States census chart

* Whites - Negroes - Slaves




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 b
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671434

First portion of the Erie Canal opens...

Item #671434

October 18, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Oct. 18, 1823 



* The Grand Opening of the Erie Canal



Perhaps the best item in this issue is the rather lengthy & historically significant report headed: "The Erie Canal--Meeting of The Waters" which takes 7 1/2 pages to detail the opening of the first part of this famous canal. The photos show just the beginning of the text whic... See More  

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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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671431

Battle of Lake Okeechobee... Mexicans at San Antonio...

Item #671431

January 20, 1838

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Jan. 20, 1838 



* Battle of Lake Okeechobee - Florida

* Second Seminole War - Zachary Taylor




Page 3 has a letter from Z. Taylor's command which relates the Battle of Okeechobee, headed: "Authentic From Florida" datelines from Fort Gardner, beginning: "The 1st brigade under the command of colonel Taylor reached this, a few... See More  

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671428

Texas... Trouble on Wall Street...

Item #671428

December 14, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 14, 1844  The back page features a report on the "Annexation of Texas" which begins: "On the 10th instant Senator McDuffie, introduced into the United States senate joint resolutions for the annexation of Texas to the Union, corresponding with the project of the treaty for that purpose rejected at the last session  by the senat... See More  

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671427

Latest news from Texas, and the situation with Santa Ana...

Item #671427

December 03, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 3, 1836 



* Texas Revolution

* War of Independence

* Mexican - Santa Anna




The ftpg. has most of a column taken up with the latest reports from: "Texas" which includes: "...discussion on the liberation of gen. Santa Ana had taken place  in congress, but it was resolved, by a large majority, to retain him as a prisoner for s... See More  

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671426

An imprisoned Santa Ana wants to negotiate with Andrew Jackson...

Item #671426

January 21, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1837  The back page features a lengthy letter signed by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana to President Andrew Jackson, in which he mentions his current imprisonment and a desire to negotiate a peace between Mexico & the United States. This is followed by the response of the President, signed in type: Andrew Jackson.

Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inc... See More  

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671425

The "Trail of Tears"... The new Liberty Seated dime...

Item #671425

July 29, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1837  The front page has an article: "Removal of  the Chickasaws" which is about the "Trail of Tears" which offers some detail including: "...They presented a handsome appearance being nearly all mounted...well dressed in their national costume...Not a drunken Indians, we believe, was seen in the company...".

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671419

Death & funeral ceremonies of Andrew Jackson...

Item #671419

July 05, 1845

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 5, 1845 



* President Andrew Jackson death



Near the back are several pages on the death & funeral of President Andrew Jackson, including: "Honors to Ex-President Jackson" which begins: "At the city of Washington the funeral ceremonies were observed on the 27th...". Also: "Mr. Webster's Remarks" and "... 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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671417

The Rothchild family... Virginia slaves... Texas...

Item #671417

October 08, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1836  The bottom of the ftpg. has a brief report: "Mexico and Texas" which begins: "Advices...that on the 20th, gen. Urrea issued a violent proclamation against the Texians and Americans, grounded on the supposition that the United States government had acknowledged the independence of Texas & sent troops to its assistance...&q... See More  

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671411

Last survivor of John Paul Jones' crew from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671411

December 31, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 31, 1842  The back page has an item: "The Last of The Crew of Paul Jones" which concern the death of Thomas Chase, the last survivor of the crew of John Paul Jones: "...when engaged with two British ships of War..." and noting his hearing was impaired: "...having been injured by the concussion by the guns...having exte... See More  

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671376

Gallipolis, Ohio... The Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians...

Item #671376

September 21, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1816  Nearly a full page has: "Gallipolis, Ohio" which provides a brief but historic background of this community.

Two separate articles illustrate a great contrast on relationships between various Indian Tribes and the new settlers: "Chickasaw Notice" and "Huntsville, (M.T.)". The former is a letter from William ... 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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669435

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

Item #669435

December 15, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 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 institution by Jeff... See More  

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669361

The Amistad slave ship trial...

Item #669361

May 09, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1840 



* African slaves

* La Amistad trial




The top of the back page has a report with a small heading: "The Amistad" which discusses an appeal, and that the court affirmed the decree, and that it would be appealed to the Supreme Court. It concludes: "...The Africans must therefore remain in jail until next January."&nbs... 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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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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667250

Death Of John Jay... Pirates hanged, and slave ships captured...

Item #667250

May 30, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 30, 1829



* John Jay death

* Pirates & slave ships




Pages 1 and 2 have an article concerning the death of John Jay with a biography of his life & accomplishments.

John Jay was an American diplomat, patriot, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the Treaty of Paris of 1783, second governor of New York, and the first Chie... See More  

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667246

Cooper's "Tom Thumb", first locomotive built in America...

Item #667246

September 04, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 4, 1830 



* Peter Cooper's Tom Thumb

* 1st American steam locomotive




The front page has a report of the inauguration of the first railroad locomotive built in America.

Headed: "Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road" the report begins by reporting the completion of the past piece of the 13 mile railroad line to Ellicott's Mills &... 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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667236

Early Robert E. Lee...

Item #667236

July 11, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1829 



* Cadet Robert E. Lee

* West Point military academy




It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people long before they would become a household name.

Near the back is a great example. Under a list headed: "Military Academy" area the: "...names of the five most distinguished cadets in each class..." a... See More  

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667235

Andrew Jackson introduces what would become the Indian Removal Act & the resulting 'Trail of Tears'...

Item #667235

December 12, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1829  Certainly the prime feature is the full printing of  the State of the Union Address given by President & signed by him in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson.

In it he announces his controversial plan concerning the Native Americans which would be spelled out in the Indian Removal Act of 1830: "...I suggest...the propriet... See More  

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