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



Item # 563719

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, 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 characters who happened to be then at Galveston were many of the notorious offenders against our laws...among whom the Lafittes may be classed foremost & most actively engaged in the Galvezton trade..." with more (see photos for portions). This article takes 1 1/2 pages.

This issue also has a military related letter signed in type: James Monroe, and a letter signed in type: J. C. Calhoun.

Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/2 by 10 inches, and in great condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War