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Early issue from this Southern town rich in history...



Item # 671507

September 05, 1829

THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Sept. 5, 1829 

* Very early Southern publication

A very early issue from this town rich in history, being the oldest inland  town in South Carolina, the site of notable Revolutionary War battles, and home to six Confederate generals. Gregory notes that only one institution (Univ. of S. C.) has any holdings of this title from the earliest years.
Page 3 has an interesting report: "Assassination of Mr. Poinsett", America's envoy to Mexico. This is the man for whom the Christmas plant the Poinsettia is named. Page 3 also has: "The Siamese Prodigy" which begins: "The two Siamese youths so strangely united by a gambol of nature, are now exhibiting at the Exchange Coffee House..." with much more. These are the original Siamese Twins.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War