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Harrison accepts the Presidential nomination offer...

Item # 595555

February 08, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 8, 1840 

* William Henry Harrison nomination
* Slave ship Amistad

Inside has an items on William Henry Harrison accepting his nomination for the Presidency with his letter signed in type: W.H. Harrison.
The back page has a brief item concerning the Amistad slave ship case: "The Amistad" with: "...the fact stated in this paper than an appeal had been made from the late decision of judge Judson in behalf of the Africans, by their friends, we are requested to say is incorrect. We had our information from a respectable source & supposed it to be true...". Also a lengthy items concerning: "Gen. Jackson" which also has a subhead: "Departure of Gen. Jackson from New Orleans".
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, 8 3/4 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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