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Mordecai Noah's plans for a "New Jerusalem" similar to Joseph Smith's plans a few years later...
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October 01, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 1, 1825
* Mordecai Manuel Noah
* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River
* Atrocities of the Slave Trade
Page 5 has a nice half page article: "Ararat" which is about the plans of the famous Mordecai Manuel Noah, the first American-born Jew to attain national prominence, to create a new homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River.
This project would fail, but others have drawn a parallel to the plans, of just a few years later, of Joseph Smith and his band of Latter-Day Saints to find a "New Jerusalem" in America, journeying first to Ohio, then Missouri, then Illinois, and ultimately to pre-statehood Utah.
Also within: "The slave trade is prosperous, with all its horrors...that three vessels, under American colors, are on the coast...had 132 human victims on board! But justice overtook the villains--the slaves rose & executed all the crew except the captain...This trade is piracy & punishable with death..." and more.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 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