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Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...



Item # 681270

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 27, 1817

* Pirate Jean Lafitte
* Galveston, Texas
* Gulf of Mexico


Certainly the best report in this issue is headed "Of Galveston" which is concerning, among other items about Galveston, Texas,  the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous characters who happened to be then at Galveston were many of the notorious offenders against our laws...among whom the Lafittes may be classed foremost & most actively engaged in the Galvezton trade..." with more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches and in very 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