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May 11, 1833
THE MICROCOSM, AMERICAN AND GAZETTE, Providence, Rhode Island, May 11, 1833
* 1st attack upon a U.S. president
Page 2 has a one column heading: "Andrew Jackson" Also page 3 has: "Assault Upon The President" which tells of the attack upon the president by Robert B. Randolph.
Other news of the day with a few ads. Complete in 4 pages, little light foxing, minor margin wear, generally nice.
wikipedia notes: The first attempt to do bodily harm to a President was against Jackson. Jackson ordered the dismissal of Robert B. Randolph from the Navy for embezzlement. On May 6, 1833, Jackson sailed on USS Cygnet to Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he was to lay the cornerstone on a monument near the grave of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother. During a stopover near Alexandria, Virginia, Randolph appeared and struck the President. He then fled the scene with several members of Jackson's party chasing him, including the well known writer Washington Irving. Jackson decided not to press charges.
Category: Pre-Civil War