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Letters from Jefferson & Adams on war...



Item # 653265

July 13, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 13, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, signed in type by him: Thomas Jefferson; and John Adams, signed in type by him: John Adams (see photos).
Among the other reports in this issue are: "The National Jubilee" is concerning the 4th of July; "Account of Brazil" and  "Counterfeiting" and additional articles.
Complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 by 9 3/4 inches, minor foxing, otherwise in good condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. Wikipedia notes: "Niles...Register (was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War