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Death of Napoleon Bonaparte... Slave trade... William Wilberforce...
Item # 677871
September 08, 1821
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1821 Beginning on page 2 is a report of the death of: "Napoleon Bonaparte" which is prefaced with: "The following particulars are interesting, and seem necessary to assist in affording an account of the exit of the man who, for so many years, had occupied the attention of all the civilized world..." with a subhead: "Official Account of His Decease" and further on is another subhead: "Of the Causes of His Death". This report takes nearly 2 pages.
Among other reports in this issue are: "Debates on the Slave Trade" from the British House of Commons, including a lengthy address by Mr. Wilberforce (of "Amazing Grace" fame), this report taking over 4 pages. Also: "Effects of Slavery" and a document signed by: Simon Bolivar.
Sixteen pages 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, 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