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Arrival of the first boat traveling the Erie Canal...

Item # 631742

November 12, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 12, 1825  Near the back of the issue is an article headed: 'New York Canals" which takes over a full page, and begins: "As was expected, the first boat from lake Erie arrived at New York on the 4th inst. She was convoyed by a fleet of steam boats, gaily dressed & decorated..." with much more. The first boat was the "Seneca Chief" and the article has much on the celebration of its arrival at New York.
The Erie Canal was a monumental engineering effort which linked New York City with the Great Lakes, which did much for the transportation of both goods & people across what was then the most settled part of the country.
Much other news of the day including one beginning: "Indiana and Illinois are populating more rapidly, just now, than at any former period...".
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, light 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