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Letter by Abigail Adams... Court martial of John Heath...



Item # 664938

January 31, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 31, 1818  Page 3 has a letter signed in tpe by the wife of John Adams; Abigail Adams, in which she complains to the publisher of the newspaper about an article on how guests at the White House were received in "The Drawing Rooms". There is a lengthy "Reply to Mrs. Adams" being an apology, signed in type: H. Niles. Rare to find letters from Abigail Adams in period newspapers.
There are several pages consumed with the details of a court martial of Captain John Heath who commanded a detachment of marines on board the frigate Java, under the command of Oliver H. Perry. It includes a letter signed: O.H. Perry, plus a letter signed by John Heath, one by I. Chauncey, and yet more signed my multiple officers.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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