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Early report on the death of Napoleon... Admission of Missouri to the Union... Major Andre's bones...
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August 18, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 18, 1821 Inside has: "Major Andre" concerning the removal of his bones to be shipped off to England.
Also in this issue: "Indian Trade", and an historic report headed: "Admission of Missouri" concerning it formally joining the Union, which happened just 8 days prior. Included is the: "Proclamation - By the President of the United States" concerning Missouri's admission, signed in type by the President: James Monroe.
The back page has a very notable and early report headed: "Napoleon Bonaparte" which mentions in part: "...learned that a brig of war had arrived there on her way to England with dispatches containing an account of the death of Napoleon on the 6th of May by pleurisy and dropsy."
The back page also has report of a: "Sea Serpent" with details.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, some ink stains to pages 1 and 2, 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