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President James Monroe dies on the 4th of July...



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July 23, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1831 

* President James Monroe
* 4th of July death


An inside pg. has: "Death Of James Monroe--Fifth President of the United States" and still in the heading is printed: "At the house of his son-in law, Samuel L. Gouverneur, esq. New York at half past 3 o'clock P.M. July 4, 1831."
What follows is a lengthy "Bibliographical Sketch" of him which is then followed by 3 announcements of his death, one from the New York Society of the Cincinnati beginning: "The president with deep & sincere regret announces to the members of the society that the venerable James Monroe, late president of the United States...died at his residence in this city..." with more.
There are two other reports as well with details of the funeral procession. The entire text takes over 3 pages.
James Monroe was the third president to die on the 4th of July, the two others being John Adams & Thomas Jefferson both in 1826.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, 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