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Election of Andrew Jackson... Cherokee Indians & land troubles...

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November 22, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 22, 1828  One of the front page reports has a small head: "The Election" which begins: "The most anxious & ardent, as well as the most rude & ruthless political contest that ever took place in the United States, is now decided in the election of a large majority of electors pledged to the support of gen. Andrew Jackson for the presidency..." with much more (see photos). The article is rather lengthy, carrying over to pg. 2 with a total of nearly a full page of text.
This issue also has an article headed: "The Cherokee Nation" which has some talk concerning their relocation, with a bit of text including: "...But Georgia desire to possess the lands of the Cherokees, and it is delicate & difficult to establish one sovereignty within another...". This is followed by a lengthy: "Message of the Principal chiefs of the Cherokee Nation to the General Council" which takes over 1 1/2 pgs.
Complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 by 9 1/2 inches, little lite rubbing on front page, some very lite scattering foxing, otherwise is in very good condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War