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America declares war against Spain...

Item # 636836

April 23, 1898

THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1898 

* Spanish-America War begins
* United States declares war

A nice & unusual graphic in this issue with a front page illustration captioned: "Entrance To Havana Harbor" showing Morro Castle with the ship La Punta. The front have also has column heads with the historic: "DECLARATION OF WAR" "The Message Sent to Congress" "Will Meet All Requirements" "Declared War in One Minute and Forty-one Seconds". The article begins: "President McKinley to-day sent a message to Congress recommending a formal declaration of war..." and another item: "It took the house one minutes and forty-one seconds to pass the declaration of war. The declaration was passed unanimously."
The top of pg. 2 has a column head: "A DECLARATION OF WAR" "Will Be Formally Issued by Congress Today" and more.
Four pages, margin toning, very nice condition, should be handled carefully.

Category: Post-Civil War