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Ursuline Convent riot... Letter from the Rocky Mountains...



Item # 691336

October 11, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 11, 1834  Perhaps the most historic content is the 4+ pages dedicated to the: "Ursuline Convent at Charlestown", Massachusetts, which was burned by a hateful mob of Protestants. Additionally, page 2 has an interesting article on the Boston Tea Party and a discovery of a tea chest, headed: "A Tea Story". Also inside: "Abolition of Slavery", "Interview With Ex-President Adams", and over half a page on: "Rocky Mountain Correspondence" which is an early report on explorations of the West, and contains a letter datelined: "Waters of the Colorado of the West, June 23, 1834". 
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 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."

Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

(added after the original catalog went to print and is only available on-line)

Category: Pre-Civil War