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Details on the murder of abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy...



Item # 671424

November 25, 1837

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Nov. 25, 1837 

* Elijah Parish Lovejoy murder
* Alton IL Illinois mob attack
* Anti-slavery abolitionist


Pages 4 & 5 contain details on the murder of abolitionist newspaper publisher Elijah Lovejoy, killed by a pro-slavery faction angry over Lovejoy's anti-slavery editorial stance. Lovejoy is considered an early martyr to the anti-slavery movement.
Also within the issue is "Indian Meditation" "Dreadful mutiny at Sea" and much other news of the day.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, a rubbing hole near the center affects several pages but fortunately not any of the mentioned report. Otherwise in good 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."

Item from Catalog 311 (released for October, 2021)...

Category: Pre-Civil War