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Struggle for the throne in Hawaii...



Item # 203103

December 02, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 2, 1820  Within this issue is a report headed: "South Sea Islands" which reads in part: "Since the death of Tamahamaha, king of the Sandwich Islands, we hear there has been a desperate battle fought for the right of succession to the crown. It terminated in the dethronement of the young prince, son of the king--and the queen mother reigns in his stead..." with more (see photos). The Sandwich Islands are today known as the Hawaii.
Among other reports in this issue are:
* "National Lottery"
* "Whale Fishery"
* "Legislature of Georgia"
* "Slave Trade"
* Various reports from Congress
This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/2 by 10 inches. Scattered foxing, generally nice.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War