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Death of LaFayette... New Jewish synagogue... Sherath-Israel...
Item # 672087
June 21, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 21, 1834
* General LaFayette death
* Jewish Synagogue
Page 11 has a very early report of the death of Lafayette: "...By a late arrival we learn that the good LAFAYETTE died on the 20th May in the 77th year of his age. The papers are filled with tributes of respect to his memory. He was the illustrious link between the past age & the present--the man of two worlds." More details would be reported in the following 4 issues of this newspaper.
The following page has a report that: "The Synagogue belonging to the congregation of Sherath-Israel, just finished in Crosby Street, New York, was...consecrated with the most imposing & interesting ceremonies, which were closed by an oration by M.M. Noah..." with a bit more.
This was only the second home of the oldest Jewish congregation within the United States.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, various foxing, 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."
Category: Pre-Civil War