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Death of the 'hero of Lake Erie' Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry...
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October 02, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1819
* Oliver Hazard Perry death
* American Naval commander
* Hero of Lake Erie
Page 7 has over half a page headed: "Missouri--Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going debates on what is known as the Missouri Compromise.
This is followed by: "Death of Commodore Perry" which notes near the beginning: "...we have the melancholy intelligence of the death of the hero of Erie, com. O.H. Perry. He died at Port Spain in the island of Trinidad, of yellow fever...The funeral was splendid and imposing..." with more, the text carrying over to page 8. The report includes much on his funeral, plus with the Circulars concerning his death. Then a half column article on his life.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/4 inches, 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