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One of the earliest Louisiana newspapers we have offered...



Item # 674366

June 09, 1819

ORLEANS GAZETTE & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, June 9, 1819  This is one of the earliest newspapers from Louisiana we have had the pleasure to offer.
The front page has "Arrival of The President in Savannah" with much detail, taking over a full column. Also an address: "To the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Savannah" signed in type by the President: James Monroe.
Complete as a single sheet issue with just a column masthead at the top of the front page. Verification of this unusual layout is found in Brigham (History & Bibliography of American Newspapers) where it states: "...and in 1818-1820 there was no title except column heading." A discrete tape mend across the center, a pended numeral in the top margin, light damp staining, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War