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Sale of 30 to 40 confiscated slaves...



Item # 620321

May 01, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 1, 1819  Inside has a report headed: "Sale of African Slaves" which notes: "...the town of Milledgeville, will be exposed to public sale to the highest bidder between 30 and 40 prime African slaves...Indisputable titles will be made, and prompt payment required." 
Page 5 has an interesting article: "The Belt Saw - The saw without an end--Of M. Touroude" which is descriptive of this new invention we now know as the band saw. The back page has a brief item about the death of: "...lieut. Lewis German, of the U.S. navy--a brave and meritorious officer. He was in the Constitution when she captured the Guerriere and Java."
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, lite scattered foxing, otherwise in 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