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Converting the Jews... Indiana joins the Union...

Item # 664912

December 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 14, 1816  

* Indiana Statehood
* Converting the Jews

One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including: "...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five years & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rate of $100,000 per Jew..." with just a bit more, and ending with: "...what is it to us in this land of civil and religious liberty?"
Under "Congress", are the details regarding Indiana statehood:  "... the resolution for admitting the state of Indiana into the union... was read the third time, and passed unanimously, as follows...", followed by the text of the resolution.
Among other reports are a letter signed in type by: James Madison; and an article: "African Colonizations".
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, some foxing & damp staining, generally good.

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