Show image list »
A 'call to arms' for the Black Hawk War...
Item # 654192
June 09, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 9, 1832 Inside has over half a page headed: "Indian War" which includes a Proclamation from the Rock River, signed by: John Reynolds, noting: "It becomes my duty again to call on you for your services in the defense of your country. The state is not only invaded by the hostile Indians but many of our citizens have been slain in battle..." with more. Also much text on what is known as the Black Hawk War (see hyperlink). It was this war that gave a young Abraham Lincoln his brief military experience.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, in generally nice 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, 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