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Capture of slave ships... Launch of the ship Ohio...

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June 03, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1820 

* USS Ohio launching - United States Navy
* African slave trade - slavers ships captured

The front page has: "The Infamous Trade" beginning: "Ten slave vessels had been captured by the U.S. ship Cyane..." with some details. Most of the issue is taken up with: ":Mr. Baldwin's Speech on the Tariff". The back page has a brief item beginning: "The U.S. ship of the line 'Ohio' was launched at New York on Tuesday last...She glided into the water in a majestic stile and no accident occurred...".
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/4 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